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Echolocator Hoppelbock - Freetail Brewing Company

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Echolocator HoppelbockEcholocator Hoppelbock

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84
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14 Ratings
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Ratings: 14
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.97%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Freetail Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: wagenvolks on 05-15-2009)
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Ratings: 14 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by goatgoat:
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goatgoat

Arizona

3.38/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: growler

06-14-2009 03:19:51 | More by goatgoat
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duff247

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

07-18-2013 04:41:43 | More by duff247
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-14-2013 12:21:39 | More by jbaker67
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imperialking

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

07-02-2013 19:32:26 | More by imperialking
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TexasPensFan

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

06-29-2013 01:37:48 | More by TexasPensFan
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rdooley

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

06-22-2013 15:49:03 | More by rdooley
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wtkphoto

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

06-07-2013 01:39:37 | More by wtkphoto
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LambicKing

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

06-04-2013 01:32:52 | More by LambicKing
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Clonies720

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.1%

05-25-2013 01:19:18 | More by Clonies720
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TheLostGringo

Connecticut

3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2013 14:53:35 | More by TheLostGringo
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jl28r1

Texas

3/5  rDev -18.9%

05-07-2013 12:10:39 | More by jl28r1
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Rau71

California

3/5  rDev -18.9%

05-01-2013 03:51:33 | More by Rau71
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1424IpA

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

05-01-2013 03:51:16 | More by 1424IpA
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 20:16:41 | More by brentk56
Echolocator Hoppelbock from Freetail Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.