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Freak Of Nature DIPA - Wicked Weed Brewing

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

408 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 408
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 7.5%
Wants: 129
Gots: 37 | 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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5/5  rDev +13.6%

MattyBob33, Aug 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

ccurrid, Aug 24, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev -2.7%

Nichols33, Aug 24, 2014
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4.19/5  rDev -4.8%

32oz growler poured into a Wicked Weed snifter.


The beer pours a super clear, golden copper color, quite a few bubbles rising to the top of the glass at first but it settles well with a soapy finger and a half of white head that has moderate retention and leaves some sparse, sticky, lace. The aroma is very piney, bitter, resinous, with some assertive grapefruit peel, light wildflower with some mild tropical fruits and just a touch of sweet malt. The flavors mirror very well, strong bitter pine, fruity grapefruit, tangerine and some mango and pineapple fruit and a touch of wildflower with just a light malt, a bit sticky but very minimal. The mouthfeel is a bit thin, it does have some nice stickiness to it and it coats the mouth fairly well, but it feels a bit lighter than I expected, the carbonation is a bit higher than I prefer, and the finish is nice and dry.


Verdict: A very nice DIPA from Wicked Weed, my first experience with their beers. It's balanced and has a very clean flavor profile, perhaps a bit overly bitter, but quite enjoyable. A very, very well made beer and one I hope to have again.

kevanb, Aug 23, 2014
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Freak Of Nature DIPA from Wicked Weed Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 408 ratings.