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Freetail Brewing Company
Style | ABV
Limited (brewed once).
From our Single Hop IPA series. This India Pale Ale features Falconer’s Flight, a proprietary blend of some of the Pacific Northwest’s best hops, developed by Hopunion, LLC to honor and support the legacy of late Northwest brewing legend Glen Hay Falconer. Each hop in the blend was hand selected for its superior aromatic qualities, imparting distinct tropical, citrus, floral, lemon & grapefruit tones. Hopunion is contributing proceeds from each Falconer’s Flight purchase to the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation, which provides scholarships in brewing education. Many thanks to Hopunion and the Foundation for their continued support of American Craft Brewing. Ingredients: Maris Otter, crystal & kiln Amber malts; Falconer’s Flight hops; top-fermenting yeast; natural, limestone-filtered, Edwards Aquifer H2O; Gratitude
(Beer added by: ffejherb on 03-05-2012)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 14 | Show All Ratings:
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This is a single-hop IPA, however the hop is a blend… so that makes it a single-blended hop IPA? Anyways…
This pours a caramel-amber color with thin, light foam. There’s a thick, piney-orange peel aroma and the flavor coats the mouth with hoppy bitterness and more of that orange peel and piney hop taste. Nice and thick, with a long, dry finish.
Serving type: on-tap
03-09-2012 22:10:53 |
More by elNopalero
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
On tap at Freetail for $5 a pint during normal business hours.
A- Pours a pleasant orangey hue with a thin head and very light lacing.
S- There's nice subtle grapefruit, citrus, and caramel notes.
M- Mouthfeel is medium. Nothing exceptional nor underwhelming.
T- Like the nose, nice subtle flavors of grapefruit and citrus. The caramel is the most pleasant for my palate. Alchohol is well hidden.
O- This is probably the best tasting Freetail beer I've had. In the past, previous brews I've tasted here have been mediciney, phenolic to my palate. This is a very pleasant, solid IPA.
Serving type: on-tap
03-07-2012 03:01:49 |
More by Bierwuver
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
22oz bottle into a Brooklyn tulip.
Velocihoptor creates an absolutely stunning pour with a bright and clear tangerine body. The hefty, lingering tuft of khaki foam is creamy in its consistency and drapes sticky webs of lacing along the inside of the glass. The aroma was meant to be a showcase of Falconer's Flight hops and west coast IPA's, and it does not disappoint at all. Sweet orange peel greets the nose alongside floral, piney hops and caramel candies. Very juicy, and almost earth-like in the resinous hop quality.
Flavor matches the aroma well, with sweet caramel malts balanced nicely alongside a juicy, pungent hop flavor. Bitterness is subdued, allowing the tropical fruitiness from the Falconer's Flight to last long into the finish with a flash of alcohol. Mouthfeel is perfectly executed--crisp and medium-light on the tongue, yet full enough to not feel in the slightest sense watered-down. Carbonation is smooth and chewy thanks to tiny, tight bubbles. Overall, Freetail nailed the West Coast style with this release. I found Velocihoptor to be one of their best IPAs to date, and perhaps even one of their best beers in general...
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2012 01:33:30 |
More by wagenvolks
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Thanks to jamescain for sending a growler of this during Round 2 of the GATM 2012 BIF! Poured into an imperial pint glass on 3/5/12. Shared with brewslut.
A - Extremely hazy caramel-dipped orange liquid with ample carbonation and almost a finger's width of off-white foam that reduced to a thin cap but left plenty of elaborate shavings of lace allover the glass. This sucker is so hazy that my fingers appear to be mere shadows on the other side when peering through the glass!
S - Tropical and dank with a pleasant smack of ripe island fruit (mango, papaya, pineapple) and fairly pungent ganga. Smells like something a stoned surfer would enjoy on the beaches of Hawaii. A hint of alcohol rounds out the aroma profile.
T - Juicy and undeniably hoppy with plenty of citrus and tropical notes, but with an amazing balance of lightly toasted grains and barley as well as sweet caramel. Finishes with moderate lingering bitterness on the palate.
M - Texture is fairly creamy but with plenty of prickly carbonation on the tongue. Alcohol heat is minimal but provides a bit of tingle. Bitterness envelopes the palate during the finish.
D - Fantastic first impression of this brewery from the Lone Star state! Velocihoptor is one fresh, tasty-ass IPA with plenty of citrus and hemp-like dankness to please any hophead for sure.
Serving type: growler
03-05-2012 00:18:03 |
More by ffejherb
Velocihoptor from Freetail Brewing Company
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