Velocihoptor - Freetail Brewing Company
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Reviews by ffejherb:
4.13/5 rDev +8.7%
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.
03-05-2012 00:18:03 | More by ffejherb
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3.8/5 rDev 0%
Thanks to someone for sharing this bottle at bu11zeye's 10,000th rating tasting.
The beer pours a yellow-orange color with a white head. The aroma is full of sweet orange and pine notes, with some nice caramel and biscuit notes mixed in. The beer smells very balanced. The flavor has a lot of bitter pine and orange notes, as well as a little bit of biscuit malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not a great IPA, but fairly drinkable overall. Glad I got to try it.
04-15-2012 18:20:05 | More by Mora2000
3.78/5 rDev -0.5%
Thanks to nate8767 for the hookup!
Pours a bright orangey red with a small white head, good lacing and lots of bubbles.
Not a tremendous hop presence in the aroma. I get more caramel than anything although some soft citrus fruits are present.
The flavor, however, delivers. A little bit of subtle grapefruit presence on the front end. A good balance of caramel malts and piney hops on the back end. Very well balanced.
Good mouthfeel although nothing extraordinary stands out.
Very solid beer. I would prefer a bit more on the flavor/aroma end of things, but the middle and back end of the palate are balanced perfectly and very enjoyable. It went down smooth.
03-22-2012 23:05:03 | More by jmarsh123
3.41/5 rDev -10.3%
Thanks mhenson42 for the big score.
This is one of many freetail beers I scored in a bif and the first that's missing its cap. Beer pours an enormous head as some others have stated especially into my Sierra Nevada iPa glass. Color is apple juice and the smell is sweet and grape fruity. Mouthfeel if there is such a thing is fine, the aftertaste is a little bland but that can be attributed to the low abc maybe. This is a middle of the road iPa and a good start not a great start for my freetail experience.
Side note, no abv, ibu, or bottling info on the bottle, all breweries need that info on the bottle in my opinion.
04-20-2013 03:28:27 | More by 1424IpA
3.33/5 rDev -12.4%
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.
03-07-2012 03:01:49 | More by Bierwuver
3.79/5 rDev -0.3%
Tan and clear with a good head and lace.
The malt base is ample and there's plenty of grapefruity hops. There's also a nice bit of sweetness that gives this beer an extra dimension, it's quite not as dry as some IPAs.
Body is medium, moderately carbonated, and damn easy to drink. A nice medium bitterness finishes, and the moderate level of alcohol doesn't leave you too toasted after drinking the whole bomber!
This is a fine beer. I think I liked the Soul Doubt IPA better, but anytime I get something from Freetail, I'm always pleased. I have to go that way today, hopefully they're open when I pass by so I can pick up something else to try!
05-16-2013 12:32:31 | More by AlCaponeJunior
3.53/5 rDev -7.1%
Thanks to duff247. 22oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
Pours a deep orange color, almost amber but not quite. A nice finger or so of foam develops and sticks around for the duration. Really nice retention on the head. It seems to be a pattern with these Freetail beers. Nice lacing left on the glass.
The nose is pretty balanced. Some light tropical fruit is mixed with some caramel malt. It's pretty straightforward. Nothing is all that strong here but it's not weak either.
The taste follows the nose. Some citrus comes along with the light tropical notes, orange seems to be something that sticks out. Definitely a caramel malt sweetness here and it's pretty balanced. Slight bitterness at the finish.
Medium bodied with medium but soft carbonation. The beer has a creamy texture to it making it feel bigger than it is at times.
Overall this was a good beer. It's probably slightly above average for the style. Nothing stands out to put it among the best but there isn't anything that holds it back from being good either.
05-05-2012 02:14:22 | More by ms11781
3.43/5 rDev -9.7%
Thanks go to canadianghetto for the chance to try this one. Thanks man. Bomber into a standard pint glass. The brew appears a clear color of copper with more than 2 fingers worth of fluffy tan head. The cap displays pretty solid retention and as it slowly fades, paints the walls of the glass with a webby pattern of lace.
The aroma has a citrus quality about it that is immediately reminiscent of orange zest or tangerine juice with a hint of lemon and grapefruit. Quite a nice bouquet with suggestions of pulp and rindy resinous to pine elements. There is a faint yeast quality across the middle that takes the brew into a bit of dirty melon character before the onset of a touch of minerals.
The taste has a toasty caramel malt profile with plenty of hop flavoring. Citrus and floral quality blends into some fruited character like melons. There is a bit of buttery biscuit aspect across the back that mingles with some mineral character and a bit of dusty or musty grain aftertaste that is faintly reminiscent of cardboard.
This is a medium bodied brew with a moderate amount of carbonation. The brew starts off pretty strong and promising but as the experience continues, a bit of interesting quality emerges that is not totally enjoyable. At times, the dusty/musty/cardboard quality makes me think this was oxidized to some extent.
10-10-2012 23:37:34 | More by stakem
3.4/5 rDev -10.5%
Bomber Served in a pint glass.
Poured amber- orange w/a nice white head, good lacing. Subtle arroma of citrus grapefruit & deep malt. Tastes is similar to the smell - nice hop front, biscuit middle, more hop on the back. Feels okay in the mouth. Overall an enjoyable beverage.
06-02-2012 00:47:46 | More by deedric
Velocihoptor from Freetail Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.