Soul Doubt IPA
Freetail Brewing Company

Soul Doubt IPASoul Doubt IPA
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Freetail Brewing Company
Texas, United States
American IPA
Ranked #3,105
Ranked #22,443
3.76 | pDev: 11.44%
Sep 24, 2022
Feb 11, 2011
Very Good
Soul Doubt IPASoul Doubt IPA
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Rated: 3.56 by ovaltine from Indiana

Sep 24, 2022
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Reviewed by Javytorres

1/5  rDev -73.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
Jun 08, 2022
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Reviewed by BBThunderbolt from Kiribati

3.35/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Thanks to Ozzylizard for this one, from one of his boxes during the recent NBS BIF #14. 12oz can (coded 201209A3AC018. I think) poured into 12oz tulip. Poured a very cloudy dark orange-ish yellow color with over two inches of white head that good retention and no lacing.

The aroma had slightly musty hops upfront, with some citrus behind, on top of a light grain base.

On the tongue, it started out similar, but some brighter, more bitter hops popped through.

The body was medium-full, about average for the style, had a pleasing coarseness, and a semi-dry finish.

Drinkability was good, the kind of IPA you could knock back a couple of.

Overall, a solid brew, one I'd happily have a gain. Worth trying if you see it.
Nov 20, 2021
Rated: 4 by bdlusa from Texas

Mar 17, 2021
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Reviewed by imnodoctorbut from Texas

3.64/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
pours a dark gold body with an off-white foam head that has moderately high retention and leaves a high amount of lacing behind as it settles to a rocky halo

aroma is green and sweet. low-key pine leaning hops and super sweet caramel malt.

taste pretty much follows the nose. hops are subdued but definitely there. super sweet, near syrupy honestly

mouthfeel is low carbonation and medium body. evergreen bitterness in the finish and aftertaste

underwhelming hop profile and super sweet bordering on syrup makes an odd brew. certainly wasn't terrible - it definitely grew on me as I sipped along, but I doubt I'll return to it as the sweetness wasn't my particular bag. however, if you are into malty and syrup sweet IPAs that loiter around the pine-hop section without really getting in there, then you may love this one. either way, no regrets.
Mar 08, 2021
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Reviewed by Grappa151 from Texas

4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is the bier to try when you visit San Antonio. Well balanced, full flavored and easy to find. The brewpub has excellent food and a friendly staff
Jan 12, 2021
Rated: 3.58 by mfigueroa713 from Texas

Aug 05, 2020
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured from a can into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a golden color with a one finger head of off white foam. The head has a great level retention slowly fading over time to leave a great sum of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is heavy of a pine and herbal aroma mixed with some light caramel malt and a bit of a bready smell. Along with these aromas is a touch of an earthy smell and a bit of tangerine.
Taste – The taste begins with a bready and caramel malt taste that has a rather decent showing of pine and herb right from the start. The herb gets stronger and stronger as the taste advances and is joined by a touch of grass. In the end there is a touch of a tropical fruit taste that comes along as well, leaving one with a rather dank and more malty taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is average to slightly thicker with a carbonation level that is rather average. For the malty and more dank hop taste of the brew the feel is great and makes for a nice sipper.
Overall – A rather nice dank, and very drinkable brew overall with a good flavor. A nice one to try if you get a chance.
Jul 05, 2020
Rated: 3 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

May 06, 2020
Rated: 3.85 by Thorfinn960 from Ohio

Feb 26, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by eawolff99 from Minnesota

Dec 03, 2019
Rated: 4.13 by HabaJohn from Illinois

Sep 01, 2019
Rated: 3.6 by AD17 from New Jersey

Jul 18, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by Walnut from Missouri

May 11, 2019
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Reviewed by depechemode1983 from Texas

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours out a hazy pale gold golor with an off-white head. Retention is minimal and leaves moderate lacing.

The nose citrusy with a bit of a floral character. There is also a nice grain back bone that i really like.

Very well blanced. Good citrus fruit sweetness with that clasic orange rind bitterness. Everything is in sync and very tasty. Its fresh.

Feels good. Medium bodied with medium amount of carbonation. Its smooth and goes down great.
Dec 17, 2018
Rated: 3.84 by Jason_cs from Florida

Nov 19, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by JohnDon from Texas

Oct 12, 2018
Rated: 3.84 by Boone757 from Virginia

May 13, 2018
Rated: 3.78 by FalconOne from Ohio

Apr 22, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by Casey_L from Texas

Mar 21, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by wshinevar from Massachusetts

Mar 11, 2018
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Colorado

2.62/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Brief impression from a can purchased as part of a Freetail variety box at an HEB grocery:

CAN: 12 fl oz. Standard pull-tab. Aluminum. From the bottom: "PKG092817. YIPPEE IPA061."

"India Pale Ale." 6.8% ABV. 65 IBU.

APPEARANCE: Head is off-white tending towards an extremely pale khaki. Somewhat creamy, somewhat frothy, fairly thick. Retention is above average - ~4-5 minutes. Leaves little lacing on the glass' sides as it recedes.

Body is murky though filtered, and dark copper in colour. No yeast/particulate is visible within.

Appears well-carbonated. Not an incredible appearance for an IPA, but certainly well within style conventions.

AROMA: Caramalt, pale malt, floral hop aromatics, evergreen hop aromatics (bordering on pine without committing), and some herbal hop aromatics.

No overt off-notes, yeasty notes, or booze are/is detectable. Aromatic intensity is average.

Suggests a hum-ho middle-of-the-road IPA with a pleasant but underwhelming hop profile and limited depth of flavour.

TASTE: Herbal flavour joins floral hop flavour and a hint of evergreen in the war against malty sweetness, but - perhaps of the can's light age - hops are the losers in that combat, beaten narrowly by the pale malt and caramalt backbone. The result is an imbalanced beer with ill enough hop pungency and concomitant bitterness. None of its constituent notes are particularly expressive or vivid, and depth of flavour is poor.

Brief flavour duration. Mild flavour intensity. It's wanting.

Hop profile is a shrug.

TEXTURE: Smooth, wet, medium-bodied, slightly overcarbonated. Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, or harsh. A little rough in the mid to late second act, but there's no dragging attributes even if it's a bit too coarse. Unrefreshing. Not boozy.

OVERALL: The American IPA is easily the most oversaturated style of beer today. You've just got to bring more to the table to compete even with widely distributed expressions thereof. With cheaper yet superior beers in the style from the likes of Deschutes, Lagunitas, Bear Republic, and Alaskan sitting on shelves across the United States, it's hard to see how this even has a sliver of market share. Not a beer I'd buy again even if it is drinkable and would no doubt be a little better were it not 3 months old (not that that's a lot of time, freshness obsessives be damned).

Dec 03, 2017
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Reviewed by Plumbwader from Texas

3.51/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
I like this one but its really just another IPA. Pours a beautiful dark amber and leaves a nice lace throughout. I like it but I just dont love it.
Nov 14, 2017
Rated: 3.69 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Sep 21, 2017
Rated: 3.88 by Lelampp from Ohio

Aug 17, 2017
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Reviewed by gvickery from Texas

4.01/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Hazy dark golden color. Citrus, sweet pine, and resinous smell. Slighty sweet flavor that is quickly overpowered by a very assertive hop that ends dry. The 65 ibu is very evident, as is the 6.5% abv. I like the dry finish with this beer, some ipa's I've had leave a sweet taste that make them feel heavy. I like it, will definetly buy some more.
Aug 11, 2017
Rated: 3.96 by kkarimi from Texas

Jul 02, 2017
Rated: 3.93 by TheHopsman from Nebraska

May 31, 2017
Rated: 3.77 by cgrunin from Texas

May 29, 2017
Rated: 3.59 by kristopher3 from Texas

May 17, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by redfox405 from Virginia

May 10, 2017
Rated: 3.59 by speedlimit7 from Georgia

Mar 20, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by iRun2Beer from Minnesota

Feb 22, 2017
Rated: 3.82 by Evan from Maryland

Feb 05, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by KyKyeva from Colorado

Dec 27, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by beagleyx2 from Illinois

Dec 13, 2016
Rated: 3.17 by acurtis from New Jersey

Oct 08, 2016
Rated: 3.32 by mig100 from Texas

Oct 07, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by bcrossan from North Carolina

Sep 28, 2016
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Reviewed by Jeffrey-J10 from Kansas

3.35/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
12 oz. can poured in Imperial Pint glass
- Burnt orange color, like warm copper
- Opage
- Medium fluffy head, laces nicely
- pretty in the glass
- Mild aroma
- a bit grainy
- mild, but crisp, pineyness
- Very malty and roasty
- Mild sweetness
- a hint of coffee roast every now and then
- mildly smooth
- mild carbonation
- pleasant and balances the flavors
- decent IPA profile, but would prefer a bit more hops
- maybe a bit over-roasted
Sep 18, 2016
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