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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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Ratings: 592
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 7.5%
Wants: 227
Gots: 64 | 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:
Beer added by: brewdude1982 on 02-16-2013

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.
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Happy to finally try this nice DIPA! An awesome fellow BA member sent us howler of this and we were pleasantly surprised by it.
Nice grapefruit, melon tones with a bit of (desirable) bitterness and slight malt to balance the hops. To me, it's reminiscent of Founders Centennial IPA...but a bit more lush and rich. NICE !

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Enjoyed this quaff at the upstairs bar during a recent trip in November 2014. This well crafted beer is dry-hopped with 4 pounds of hops per barrel - nice. The body is a translucent amber with a wispy head and a dearth of carbonation. There is some moderate splocthes of lace. The nose emits faint whiffs of grass and pine with a few hits of mango at the end. On the palate, there is plenty of grass and honey along for the ride. A lttle bit of bread on the mouthfeel with some subtle ryness at the end.

Despite the hype, this is a suprisingly easy quaff. However, it does tout an 8.6% abv, so caution must be observed no matter. Perhaps, his majesty King Henry VIII was right: the hop is a pernicious and wicked weed. Nice beer indeed!

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4.75/5  rDev +8%

On tap with freshly tapped keg only a couple days old from WW.

The nose lets you know from 6 inches away this one is going to be special. Powerful citrus and floral notes. Explodes on the tongue with bitterness that evolves during the tasting but never overwhelms.

I think this is the closest thing I have had to Nelson on the east coast and that is my highest compliment.

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Freak Of Nature DIPA from Wicked Weed Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 592 ratings.