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Freak Of Nature DIPA - Wicked Weed Brewing

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487 Ratings
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Ratings: 487
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 7.53%
Wants: 152
Gots: 44 | FT: 1
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by jmarsh123:
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

jmarsh123, Aug 25, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of charlzm
4.1/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed at brewery December 26th, 2013.

Beer is a very clear light yellow with a white one-finger head. Plenty of sheeting.

Aroma is piney and citric.

Flavor starts with bashful pale malt, then kicks in with a tsunami of piney and peppery hop flavors. A black hole of bitterness on the finish; not overdone, but goes on forever.

Slight carbonation bite. Some alcohol warmth in mouth. Otherwise, correct for style.

Serious West Coast style, done properly.

charlzm, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of BlackBelt5112203
4.44/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

5 oz pour into a tasting glass on tap at the Wicked Weed taproom.

L – Medium amber color with a 1-finger creamy, cream-colored head. Nice retention and some patches of lacing. Clear with a good amount of bubbles.

S – Tons of hops with grapefruit, orange, and mango notes. There may be some bready malt here, too, but this is loaded with hops.

T – Just like the aroma, the taste is filled with bitter grapefruit, orange, and mango hops. That bready, caramel malt shows up for a second at the beginning and is quickly overshadowed by the bitter blast of hops. Really tasty.

F – Medium-to-full-bodied, good carbonation, a sticky and chewy mouthfeel, and a very bitter and dry finish. Grapefruit and mango hop bitterness lingers and pairs well with the mild throat-warmth from the alcohol.

O – This is a really tasty DIPA. It is loaded with hops that shine through in the aroma and the taste, and the mouthfeel is great. For a beer this big with an ABV like 8%, it is crazy drinkable, too. Really nice beer from Wicked Weed.

BlackBelt5112203, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of barczar
4.22/5  rDev -3.7%

Resiny, piney, grapefruit pith, with a fairly bitter finish. The bready malt backbone stands up well. Onion is a bit strong for my palate, but I think they have the bittering hops and malt balance nailed.

barczar, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of mst934
4.31/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

After bringing a 32oz bottle back to the house, I noticed it was cloudy. Also, a bit rainy. I sat down, cracked open the bottle and filled up a glass. I let the beer sit for a minute or two. After the first sip, a stiff North West wind was felt. Another sip, and I noticed the clouds began to break and the rain stopped.

All is right now. I give credit to this beer. Well done Wicked Weed. A DIPA that goes down like a Session IPA. But you know, with some balls.

mst934, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of oberon
4.15/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear light golden with a thinner but quite sticky bone white head atop,grapefruit and fresh mown grass in the nose with a tinge of sweet onion,some alcohol sweetness as well.Sweet onion and pithy grapefruit flavors really hit ya at the onset,big almost raw-like hops just juicy and great,some sugary sweetness along with that lingering alcohol as well.A DIPA that's not as sweet and sugary as alot of them and the hops are large and in charge,a great DIPA here.

oberon, Feb 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

CavemanRamblin, Jul 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

Todd, Aug 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

Jason, Aug 03, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

codysjb, Jan 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

mmcurran, Oct 03, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

wwalker1017, Jul 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

LGB362, Sep 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

ccurrid, Aug 24, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev -2.3%

tuowl74a, Sep 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

Funky-Brewster, Jun 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

Mantooth, Dec 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

Cynic-ale, May 30, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev -0.5%

TKEbeerman, Aug 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

KirkFrancis, Oct 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

williamjbauer, Oct 18, 2013
Photo of chinchill
3.98/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub in Asheville.
Pours clear with a light amber body and a very good head. Nice lacing.

This DIPA has a load of fruity hops in the nose. Pungent aroma.
Flavor: fruity but herbal and slightly dank hops dominate. Mild bitterness for style.

chinchill, Feb 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

jtladner, May 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

stereosforgeeks, Apr 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

HopAttack3, Jun 10, 2014
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Freak Of Nature DIPA from Wicked Weed Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 487 ratings.