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Freudian Sip - Rough Draft Brewing Company

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Ratings: 26
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 17.82%

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:
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(Beer added by: notchucknorris on 09-19-2012)
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Photo of mactrail


3.79/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2014 07:31:46 | More by mactrail
Photo of srandycarter


3.96/5  rDev +13.8%
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!

Serving type: on-tap

01-28-2014 03:49:06 | More by srandycarter
Photo of ehammond1

2.35/5  rDev -32.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2013 04:30:16 | More by ehammond1
Photo of HalfFull


3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

At great pains I manage to open a new window so I can at least reference some historical data as for a beer review. This new site may need some tweeking.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a globe glass, the Freudian Sip pours a deep amber yet offers a firm and steady cap of foam. The strength of this brew comes as a surprise as I had thught I stumbled upon an average Amber Ale. Well, Not!!! This is a big beer with a nice hop/caramel aroma and fotunately for me the hops trump the caramel in the end.

That said, there is a notable challenge offered by this beer. In the end the Slip/Sip covers it's ass quite well. A touch of caramel and a good dose of hops makes for a happy camper...

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2012 05:53:14 | More by HalfFull
Photo of notchucknorris


2.88/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a clear coppery color with a one finger khaki colored head. Decent retention.

S: Big sticky citrus hops and some heavy malt laced with some weird pet dander funk. Some notes of caramel and celery as well.

T: Big chewy mouthfeel with some heavy malt and piney hop resin. The balance here is off as the taste quickly fades to a strange mildew-like flavor with some harsh resin. This just doesn't do it for me.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2012 00:12:39 | More by notchucknorris
Freudian Sip from Rough Draft Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.