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Hopothesis F - Freetail Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
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32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 8.83%
Wants: 7
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Freetail Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 11-19-2012)
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TX-Badger

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.5%

05-28-2014 23:57:20 | More by TX-Badger
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is my favorite IPA from freetail yet. Somewhat the color of brass with perhaps a tinge of green, good head and lacing. The aroma and flavor scream out pine and citrus at every step of the way. I don't know what hops were used, but if I were to guess, I'd say cascade and simcoe. Great choices, whatever they were. The malty backbone provides a great balance, and the creamy body is a refreshing change for an IPA or IIPA.

Drinkability is off the charts. Drinks like a 6% beer.

This one is really different, and worth the effort to obtain. I'm going to make sure and get a few more bottles of it before it's all gone.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2013 15:43:39 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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ReyG006

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

05-27-2013 23:41:34 | More by ReyG006
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jl28r1

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

05-21-2013 21:11:46 | More by jl28r1
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monitorpop

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

04-24-2013 04:01:35 | More by monitorpop
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.01/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours quite a murky copper with a three-fingered head that sticks like a trooper and sheets the pint glass with lace

Smell: Pithy and piney with undertones of shortbread malt

Taste: A burst of shortbread tones and then the pithy and piney hops take over, assaulting the taste buds through the middle and after the swallow; some residual sweetness lingers, but this is a hop dominant DIPA

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: The first properly carbonated bottle of my last three from Freetail, this is a very nice DIPA and probably was even better a few months ago; nicely balanced with a good blast of hops

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 23:35:26 | More by brentk56
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SirWalkAbout

Texas

5/5  rDev +19.3%

04-12-2013 00:55:56 | More by SirWalkAbout
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DrLaFollette

Kansas

4/5  rDev -4.5%

03-23-2013 13:30:57 | More by DrLaFollette
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -28.4%

03-12-2013 14:23:46 | More by jenray
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duff247

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

02-25-2013 01:24:01 | More by duff247
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thewimperoo

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

01-19-2013 22:07:53 | More by thewimperoo
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thagr81us

South Carolina

4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to kjkinsey for sending this one as an extra in a very recent trade! Served from bottle into a Green Man snifter. Poured a brownish red-orange with a half finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount very quickly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, wood, earth, caramel, caramel hop, citrus, and subtle citrus hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, caramel, sweet alcohol, caramel hop, citrus, and wood. It had a medium feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. I really liked what I found in this one in both the aroma and the flavor. There was a very good balance of hop bite with sweetness here to keep your palate alive. I was honestly surprised to find this much balance in the brew but it was definitely welcomed. Really glad I got the chance to try this one and suggest you do the same.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2013 20:35:27 | More by thagr81us
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H0rnedFr0gs

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

01-10-2013 20:29:56 | More by H0rnedFr0gs
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Ted

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

12-30-2012 14:42:30 | More by Ted
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.5%

12-12-2012 20:46:36 | More by DaveHack
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Etan

Wisconsin

4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from the recent release sent to me by Canadianghetto. Thanks! 22oz into a tulip.

A: Pours a clear brass color with a nice egg-shell head.

S: Thick grapefruit, canteloupe, pine resin, light caramel and vanilla in the nose.

T: Resiny, melon, orange zest, slight bitterness, doughy crystal malt.

M: Medium-bodied, light carbonation.

O: This is a very nice low-bitterness DIPA with plenty of fruity hop notes.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2012 05:24:38 | More by Etan
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raffy313

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.5%

12-09-2012 15:55:16 | More by raffy313
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kinupanda

Texas

4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From the Freetail to-go case; poured into a snifter. Nice consistent orange color with minimal head that dissipates rather quickly. The aroma hits you immediately; the citrus is very evident with an almost floral quality on the back end. Not too heavy in terms of body or carbonation, but coats the palate modestly well. Clean citrus flavor, somewhat piney; the hops are present but not overwhelming when compared to more "extreme" DIPAs. The Hopothesis series has generally been pleasing, and this one meets expectations.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2012 04:52:32 | More by kinupanda
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pwsoldier

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

12-07-2012 17:49:59 | More by pwsoldier
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev -4.5%

12-07-2012 14:34:02 | More by mendvicdog
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

12-07-2012 13:34:56 | More by oriolesfan4
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duceswild

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

12-07-2012 02:54:06 | More by duceswild
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wreckem8010

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

12-06-2012 06:06:08 | More by wreckem8010
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BeerHunter76

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.5%

12-05-2012 02:55:04 | More by BeerHunter76
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at the brewpub on 11.16.12.

A - Served a clear medium orange with no head once it made it to the table.

S - Very citrus fruity and melon-like. Very hop dominate and sweet.

T - Melons, citrus, a hop-resin heavy drink with a hint of pine. I enjoyed this one.

D - Lower carbonation with a medium body.

O - Hoppy citrus and melons with a hint of pine. Delicious.

Serving type: on-tap

12-02-2012 07:26:58 | More by HuskyinPDX
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Hopothesis F from Freetail Brewing Company
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