Freak Of Nature | Wicked Weed Brewing

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4.3/5
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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
 
 
Wants:
276
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Photo of Lucular
3.7/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheFightfan1
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jackpine3
3.49/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Could have been hoppier

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Photo of JimmyO1956
4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AngEo
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of OtisCampbell007
4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kdouble
4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of Gmartin75
4.36/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of Tim5085
4.17/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Golden/amber with lite haze
Aroma: Hops with a malt untone.
Taste: Hoppy and slightly harsh. Ive had it before when it wasn't quite as aggressive
Overall: Still enjoy it, but it seems a bit more aggressive than last time I had it.

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Photo of andrew8626
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Booner818
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RabbleRouserRye
3.4/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of alobasso13
4.39/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of socon67
4.26/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of msumike89
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AmeriCanadian
3.93/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of redsoxjim
4.87/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of KrisLambert
4.83/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of avalon07
4.04/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a bright amber color and a cloudy consistency. There was an inch of foamy, pretty long-lasting head. Decent, but not great, lacing.

S: A very good aroma of hops, light fruit, malt, and pine as well.

T: Tasted of some tropical fruit (mango, pineapple), a big, dank hops presence (quite bitter finish), a hint of pine, light malt notes, and citrus fruit (grapefruit, orange). A sweet, hoppy, likable flavor. It has a focused complexity, with the fruit and pine playing well together. Slightly overhopped, but not obnoxiously so.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a dry, if bitter, finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This beer does have its minor flaws, but in general it succeeds. Drinkable.

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