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Velocihoptor - Freetail Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.11%


Brewed by:
Freetail Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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)
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ffejherb

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
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
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Appearance: Murky amber glass holds a thin white cover that doesn't give much lace.

Smell: Lightly leafy hop, earthy hop, but still American some how. A good bready base gives a fresh and inviting smell.

Taste: A lighter IPA in terms of both hops and punch, but goes a bit oily and shows some backbone. Still ends up being a strong APA, but refreshing and clean.

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A: Deep orange almost amber color. Slightly off white fluffy head. About a finger there. Sticky lacing.

S: Slight breadiness. Some herbal hops. Almost aged? Some slight fruit. Sweetness from malts.

T: Bitterness up front. Herbal notes. Almost tea like. Behind that you have some malt sweetness. Dry finish.

M: Medium bodied. Coats the mouth.

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AlCaponeJunior

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3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
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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!

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Side note, no abv, ibu, or bottling info on the bottle, all breweries need that info on the bottle in my opinion.

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Velocihoptor from Freetail Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.