Echolocator Hoppelbock - Freetail Brewing Company
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3.93/5 rDev +6.2%
Thanks to channels321 for this extra in a recent trade of ours.
Poured from 22 oz. bottle into my La Fin du Monde tulip glass.
A: Pours a hazy burnt orange with an aggressive 3 inch billowy white head. Good lacing left as I drank my way through this dopplebock.
S: Some malt but dominated by a rich toffee aromas and just toward the end some booziness.
T: Sweet Breadiness, some Toffee as in the nose, a gentle sweetness from front to back with just a bit of alcohol bite in the end that was very nice. Other reviews talk about a hoppiness taking over in the back-end but I did not find this nor was it missed.
M: Nice medium mouth feel that coated the tongue with sweetness and was very drinkable.
O: Really enjoyed this beer and would certainly like to drink it again when I am in the mood for that style.
05-08-2013 14:53:35 | More by TheLostGringo
4.18/5 rDev +13%
Appearance: Pours a hazy copper color with a very nice head (a feature of every Freetail beer I have sampled) that leaves several strands of lacing
Smell: There is a base of toffee malts lingering underneath but the pithy floral hops hijack the aromatics
Taste: Even moreso than with the aroma, the toffee malts really get pushed to the rear; while there is a malty sweetness from start to finish, the pithy grapefruit takes over throughout
Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation
Overall: WIth all the hops, it is hard to think of this as a doppelbock, though the Munich and Vienna malts are appropriate for the style; I am really enjoying this and think this is every bit the equivalent of some of the hoppy lagers that are being brewed by Jack's Abby
Thanks, jl28r1, for the opportunity
04-28-2013 20:16:41 | More by brentk56
3.38/5 rDev -8.6%
From a month-old growler kept in the back of the fridge. It kept itself pretty good...
A sturdy pour into a pint glass brings forth a couple fingers of foamy tan head with moderate retention. Perfectly clear ruby brown. A few straggling lines of lace. Aroma is sweet malts, doughy bread and dark brown sugar, quickly overtaken with a spicy hop kick. Flavor brings the malt forward, with less hops flavor but still a big bitter kick. As the pint goes on, the bitterness lingers long enough to undermine the malt body in the next sip. At first the carbonation was a bit much, but it's calmed down.
Looking for a classic doppelbock, keep looking. This is an aggressively hopped version which works well in the aroma but gets too off-track in the flavor.
06-14-2009 03:19:51 | More by goatgoat
Echolocator Hoppelbock from Freetail Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.