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Freak Of Nature DIPA - Wicked Weed Brewing

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305 Ratings
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Ratings: 305
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 7.27%
Wants: 81
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wicked Weed Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
The Freak of Nature is our San Francisco inspired hoppy monster. At 8% abv and who knows how many ibu’s, this beer is our shrine to the Hop. Absurd amounts of the big West Coast hops gives this beer its citrusy, weedy nose and big, dank flavor. We dry hop with 48lbs per batch, which is over 3lbs of hops per barrel. In keeping with the classic style of the West Coast double, sugar plays a large part in creating this dry and minimally bitter double IPA. The Freak is particularly pintable for the style, so if you dare to enter, we welcome you to the Freak Show.

(Beer added by: brewdude1982 on 02-16-2013)
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Freak Of Nature DIPA from Wicked Weed Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 305 ratings.