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Freudian Sip - Rough Draft Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 17.98%
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: notchucknorris on 09-19-2012)
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Reviews by HalfFull:
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HalfFull

California

3.53/5  rDev -0.8%

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...

10-19-2012 05:53:14 | More by HalfFull
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ehammond1


2.35/5  rDev -34%

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.

01-31-2013 04:30:16 | More by ehammond1
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GRG1313

California

3/5  rDev -15.7%

02-24-2013 19:45:40 | More by GRG1313
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dvmin98

North Carolina

3.89/5  rDev +9.3%

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.

06-29-2014 03:02:24 | More by dvmin98
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g_jenkins

California

3/5  rDev -15.7%

02-02-2014 07:28:02 | More by g_jenkins
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SocalKicks

California

3/5  rDev -15.7%

10-05-2012 06:09:04 | More by SocalKicks
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KevT

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

05-27-2013 19:41:21 | More by KevT
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KidsDoc

California

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

02-18-2013 21:47:45 | More by KidsDoc
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notchucknorris

California

2.88/5  rDev -19.1%

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.

09-19-2012 00:12:39 | More by notchucknorris
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mactrail

Washington

3.79/5  rDev +6.5%

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.

01-28-2014 07:31:46 | More by mactrail
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California

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

05-15-2013 03:28:58 | More by Zbeetleman
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California

4/5  rDev +12.4%

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West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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srandycarter

California

3.96/5  rDev +11.2%

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!

01-28-2014 03:49:06 | More by srandycarter
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California

3/5  rDev -15.7%

07-17-2013 03:33:13 | More by mhaugo
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Ashley760

California

4.26/5  rDev +19.7%

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.

08-07-2014 15:12:12 | More by Ashley760
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California

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

12-16-2012 20:08:11 | More by Rick760Sd
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California

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

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California

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California

4.75/5  rDev +33.4%

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California

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

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California

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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2/5  rDev -43.8%

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Freudian Sip from Rough Draft Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.