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Freak Of Nature DIPA - Wicked Weed Brewing

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Freak Of Nature DIPAFreak Of Nature DIPA

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393 Ratings

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Ratings: 393
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 7.5%
Wants: 123
Gots: 34 | 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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4.44/5  rDev +0.9%

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
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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.04/5  rDev -8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

1-liter growler poured into a matching wicked weed snifter. The brew appears a clear golden orange color with an off-white cap that fades slow leaving patchy lace.

The smell containd notes of citrus zest, fruity rinds and grassy herbs. Its very piney and herbal smelling of hops with litle to no other character, just all hoppiness and its good.

The taste is pine, with citrus zest, pith and pulp like rindy oranges and grapefruit with a lasting dank appeal and faint extended fruity quality that is bitter. No indication of that 8% alcohol or really any malt backbone.

This is medium bodied with a light amount of carbonation. Pretty decent stuff that fits the bill for their west coast style description.

stakem, Thursday at 01:19 PM
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Freak Of Nature DIPA from Wicked Weed Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 393 ratings.