Tadarida IPA - Freetail Brewing Company

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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.32%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: wagenvolks on 03-22-2009

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Ratings: 27 | Reviews: 7
Reviews by elNopalero:
Photo of elNopalero
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours an even caramel color with a nice amount of foam. Very hoppy, very bitter, but nicely balanced. Great flavor on this one and a solid expression of the style. Effervescent, with a nice malt backbone, not too sweet. I wish they had this on tap as a regular release, it would have been my go-to over the summer.

(The Tadarida was described to me as having more flavoring and less bittering hops than their Buffalo Hump so it’s worth making that comparison. Seems like the Buffalo is the flip side to the Tadarida, as the BH is all bitterness and bold, big hoppiness.)

More User Reviews:
Photo of spaceycasey
4.17/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - slightly hazy copper color with moderate size white head that fades quickly, but laces down the glass nicely.

S - Hops! Earthy hop tones with some floral notes. Not so much on the citrus, which is a departure for some American IPAs, but I found a much needed respite from the typical grapefruit bomb of some West Coast versions

T - Earthy hop tones with more floral than in the nose and some citrus peeking through. Nice malt backbone. This version clocks in at 8.1%, but no alcohol flavors are apparent.

M - Medium bodied, good carbonation. Hop bitterness that sticks with you, but doesn't linger throughout the rest of the night's brews.

D - Very enjoyable, but I have to knock a little because of the high ABV. For a slight framed girl like me, can't enjoy TOO many of these. :)

Photo of nanzan
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This IPA is a good drinkable IPA. the brewer I believe has made a great malty IPA but it is lacking some of the IPA aroma that is normal for the American IPA style they are attempting. It is my belief that the beer was not dry hopped that is limiting the aroma and flavor quality of this beer.

Bitterness is predominate, however the American hop aroma the citrus and other aromas is not prevalent enough to make this a truly outstanding beer, when I go to Freetail this is one of the first beers I order, the outstanding drinkability of it stands out, as one of the best beers for people that are hop heads. With the lack of the proper aroma that the style that are going after, I have to down grade the overall beer.

Here is hoping the second brew of this beer will have a stronger aroma and additional flavor given perhaps by dry hopping the beer.

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pretty good looking, orange and hazy with a nice head and sheets of lace.

Flavor and aroma are fruity, earthy, bready, with some nice malt backbone notes and an overall slightly sweet finish. Hop flavors are earthy, floral, fruity.

Body is medium and the finish is slightly slick, with a crisp hops bite finish.

An interesting IPA, definitely another different one from Freetail.

Photo of champ103
3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy orange color. A small bubbly white head forms, and recedes to nothing. Light lace is left behind.
S: Citrus, light passion fruits with big grassy and floral hops. A substantial sweetness with a nice bread and biscuit balance.
T: Follows the nose. There are bright floral and grassy hops. Citrus and pineapple fruity flavors. A nice sweetness and bread/biscuit flavor balances everything out nicely.
M/D: A medium body that is crisp and dry. Easy and smooth to drink. I can have a few of these without a problem.

Freetail just continues to make really good to excellent beers. While this is not there best, it is still really good. Something I really enjoyed, and would recommend.

Photo of jamescain
4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear copper-amber with a thin off white head that clings to the side of the glass.

Aroma: Hints of grapefruit with dominating notes of citrus and floral aromas.

Taste: Very citrusy flavor with a combination of grapefruit and a nice balanced malt backing.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with medium carbonation and a dry slightly lingering finish.

Overall: I've enjoyed this one a couple times and finally realized that I had yet to review it.

Photo of pwsoldier
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Batch #0009, 6.4% abv

A - Pours a clear copper with a small off-white head that dissipates fairly quickly, leaving a small amount of lacing.

S - Floral and citrus hop notes come through fairly softly, with grassy and earthy notes being more dominant. There's a tad bit of malt sweetness in there as well. Dry-hopping probably would've done this beer some good.

T - Hop flavors are minerous, grassy, and somewhat floral. It's different, but I like it. A small amount of citrus comes through as well. A strong malt backbone provides a nice amount of balance in the finish.

M - Medium-bodied with a dry finish. Carbonation is just about right. Some hop bitterness lingers on the palate for a while.

D - This is a big departure from the typical American IPA, which is to say that it's not a grapefruit bomb. I dig that. A lot. It probably won't satisfy the more zealous hopheads, but it's quite enjoyable nonetheless.

Tadarida IPA from Freetail Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.