Freak Of Nature | Wicked Weed Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wicked Weed Brewing
North Carolina, United States
wickedweedbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

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.

Added by brewdude1982 on 02-16-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#601
Reviews:
195
Ratings:
1,410
pDev:
7.67%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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276
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Photo of skiking70
4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dduquette
3.5/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boone757
4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of npdevil27
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.39/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Beer is very clear, but a but like honey. Head is off white. Nose is heavy of the great hops as is the taste. Love this beer. The best part is the followthrough of the aftertaste. It hangs on for a bit them fades slowly.

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Photo of GlennWB
4.26/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.26/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bubseymour
4.06/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

3 mo. old DIPA when I found on shelf. Let's go.

Nice looking beer. Slightly hazy orange with a 1 finger. Head. Aroma smells like a 3mo. on IPA, stale and malty. Taste is quite floral hopped and surprisingly light and easy to drink for 8.5%. Overall, quite a pedestrian DIPA, but it is 3mo. old.

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Photo of Tony210
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours clear and golden yellow, minimal head. Pleasant mellow aroma of malt and resins, not overly hoppy or citrusy. Taste is tropical fruit, like fruit punch. Papaya, mango, lemon, slight bitterness on the finish. Carbonation is crisp yet slightly creamy. Very nice IIPA.

5/4/18
12 oz bottle dated 3/16/18
4.25 rating

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Photo of LarryK757
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thomasarose
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nitty703
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RollDamnTide
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MittenBreezeMD
4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured nicely, with a dark "roasty" orange color. Smells great, mostly of some tropical fruits and lots of sweet resins. Taste is full on malty, syrup with strong notes of breadfruit, citrus, and papaya. Overall a great tasting beer that hides the gravity it boasts. Overall a great beer, but not my particular style. Regardless, highly recommended to anyone looking for a decadent DIPA!

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Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sjones5045
3.71/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DudMan
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ksteg
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.74/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Freak of Nature has a thin, ivory head, a mostly clear, orange appearance, with powdery sediment, and minimal lacing. Aroma is of resins & mango. Tatse is of sweet, white bread crust, mango, resins, and lots of strong bitterness. Mouthfeel is high medium, and Freak of Nature finishes medium dry. RJT

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Photo of cjohns73
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of godawgs
4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drh88
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.19/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Coryk133
4.72/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great ipa super hoppy definitely recommend!

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Photo of DrederickTatum
3.8/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Freak Of Nature from Wicked Weed Brewing
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 1,410 ratings