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Freak Of Nature DIPA - Wicked Weed Brewing

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

472 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 472
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 7.52%
Wants: 147
Gots: 43 | 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)
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3/5  rDev -31.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.8/5  rDev -13.4%

hopkrid, Oct 19, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.88/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Bradaplast for sending this one! Reviewed from notes. Poured from 32 oz. screw-top growler into a Cigar City pint glass.

A: Nice gold color, and almost entirely clear with a touch of chill haze as well. Forms a thin white head that fades fairly quickly, and low visible carbonation. Despite being consumed within a couple days of receipt, the last two aspects may be due to the growler serving.

S: This isn't one of the DIPAs that you can practically smell from across the room, but it's decent enough. Tropical fruits, crisp cracker malts, citrus rind, crisp apple, and some grassiness.

T: Tropical fruits, mangoes, and grapefruit that seems pink and juicy. There's melon, a bit of onion/spice character, grassy, and just a touch of resin. The malt bill provides some background sweetness but largely stays out of the way. No caramel flavors at all, which I appreciate in this style for sure. Finishes dry with only moderate bitterness levels for the style.

M: Crisp light body. Carbonation sensation is fairly low, although again I blame that on the growler serving. Very low alcohol presence.

O: This was tasty, and almost everything I would look for in the style. The hop profile was just not my favorite. If they would rebrew this one with different hops, it might be one of my favorites - but again, this is simply personal preference. Still, it's good and would be quite sessionable.

macrosmatic, Thursday at 10:17 PM
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Will_The_Thrill, Oct 16, 2014
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3.98/5  rDev -9.3%
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  rDev -8.9%

Jason, Aug 03, 2014
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Freak Of Nature DIPA from Wicked Weed Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 472 ratings.