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Freudian Sip - Rough Draft Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

30 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 18.26%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rough Draft Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: notchucknorris on 09-19-2012)
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Photo of tally
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

tally, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of Ashley760
4.26/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Wonderful aroma, very sweet. Hazy amber beer with a creamy colored head. Palate is smooth, turning crisp. Nice malt, fairly rich and creamy with a little toffee. Pleasant hops -mostly mellow with little noble hop like spice. Unbelievably drinkable and really does smell amazing.

Ashley760, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of dvmin98
3.89/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Foothills Pint Glass at a backyard party.

Definitely a good looking beer. Deep amber color. Not a lot of head. Smell is really malty and carmelly, similar to a barelywine. Taste is just as the smell, with a solid carmel flavor and great malt body. After it hits the back, the bitterness remains for a while. Really nice.

I didn't think to look on the born-on date (if there was one), but this didn't seem as hot as some others have said theirs was. May have mellowed for a while, making it that much better.

Really enjoyed it and went well with the food. I prefer the barrel-aged version, but this was a really nice beer for a North Carolina summer evening get-together. Glad I put this puppy on the plane and brought it home.

dvmin98, Jun 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

sammyg832, Jun 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Great-Pyrebeers, Apr 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

2beerdogs, Mar 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

golf4collet, Mar 15, 2014
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5/5  rDev +40.4%

JMM0414, Mar 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

sasdragon, Feb 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

g_jenkins, Feb 02, 2014
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3.79/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This has that rusty Old Ale taste, but with a zingy hoppiness that is rather appealing.

Color is a rich burnt orange with plenty of foam. This is all quite nicely made, and even the sweet Vermouth flavor seems right. I keep trying to find the right description of this stuff, but it's unusual to the point of almost unique. The malty sweetness is not overdone, but the bitterness is maybe a little much. It's hot with alcohol, and tastes like some kind of mixed drink with a big dose of bitters. A little splash of a Margarita, some taco sauce, a Smith Brothers cough drop, and a nice dollop of Pliny.

Still it's a very strong and wacky brew. Don't hate it cuz it's beautiful, and even the labels are more attractive than a lot of bigger SD brewers. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Baron's Marketplace on West Point Loma.

mactrail, Jan 28, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Nice dark amber, long lasting head, great lace.

S - Cold, but sweet malt comes through. Don't get much, though.

T - Malty, big, sweet, great back up on hops.

M - Med to heavy, good carbonation and balance. Nice finish.

D - Good stuff and was tempted to have another!

srandycarter, Jan 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Lucnifter, Dec 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Furlinator, Sep 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

mhaugo, Jul 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

jbaakko, Jun 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

KevT, May 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Zbeetleman, May 15, 2013
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2/5  rDev -43.8%

t0rin0, Apr 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

GRG1313, Feb 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

KidsDoc, Feb 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

jvillefan, Feb 16, 2013
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2.35/5  rDev -34%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Bottle (2012)

Texas Liquor
Carlsbad, CA

Clear dark copper with a filmy light brown head. Leaves messy, thick, creamy spiderwebs of stick down the glass. A very sticky beer.

Sweet sugar and a bit of caramel and toffee, some booze in the aroma, along with a tiny bit of piney hops. Good enough, but very sweet.

The flavor follows the aroma, though is quite harsh. Alcohol and booze is present, along with big bitterness, some definite vegetable character, and a strange roast accent. Nothing comes together very well.

Medium to full in body with somewhat of a prickly carbonation.

Unimpressed. I won't revisit this one unless I have to.

ehammond1, Jan 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

miadw3, Jan 14, 2013
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Freudian Sip from Rough Draft Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.