Freak Of Nature DIPA | 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
Ratings:
1,308
Reviews:
178
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
7.96%
 
 
Wants:
275
Gots:
288
For Trade:
9
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Ratings: 1,308 |  Reviews: 178
Photo of ConradKenney
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of addiwilliams
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of G-S-M
3.78/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beaver13
4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle, bottled on 1/11/17. Pours clear straw gold with a big fluffy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet malts with lots of fruity resiny piney hops.

The flavor is some sweet bready malt with lots of fruity, resiny, spicy hops and some alcohol in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a very nice well balanced DIPA.

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Photo of Vonerichs
4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GregSemenza
4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of speedlimit7
4.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Terp96
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 1/11/17. Poured a clear amber color with slight head. Good lacing. Smell is citrusy, tropical fruit, slight pine. Taste is slight tropical fruit but dank bitterness takes over almost immediately. Finishes very piney with a prickly, dry finish. Oily slick. A ton going on here. One of the best DIPAs out there, especially for the price.

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Photo of Shellynix
4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jpb123
4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chrismattlin
4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of sd123
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mf86
5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

"Freak of Nature" is absolutely phenomenal. This beer is one of "if" not the smoothest double IPA's I've ever had.

Smell : Hop forward on the nose.
Tasting notes : Grapefruit, Mango, Pineapple, Caramel, Wheat & a slight hint of orange juice hitting the back end of my throat.

The only problem with this beer is that I can't get it in my state. Hoping these guys start shipping to Virginia soon.

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Photo of Beerasaurus
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cosmo4u
4.26/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of delta490
4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's a beautiful clear gold with about a half finger of creamy off white head. It has great retention and leaves splotches of tight sticky head on the side of a nonic pint glass. The aroma is lighter but offers some tropical fruit hops and a whiff of caramel malt sweetness. The taste is equal to its aroma with maybe a little more hops to the flavor than the smell. The body isn't particularly heavy, but it's has a nice feel, mostly smooth with a hint of carbonation.

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Photo of rodlavers
4.17/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nmann08
4.17/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oldschoolhwk
4.65/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JandJMD
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MacMalt
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 11/29/2016. Poured into Wicked Weed goblet. It pours a clear golden color with one finger of milk-white head and lacing with very good retention. It smells of bready malt, lemon peel, grapefruit, pineapple, onion, and dank floral hops. The taste is nicely balanced with some sweet tropical fruit, citrus, slightly sweet malt, a hint of caramel, and biting, bitter hops. Everything works well. It finishes dry and bitter. This is a fairly light, crisp DIPA, with pleasant carbonation, and the 8.5% ABV gives it a nice pop. Overall, this is a terrific DIPA: It has more flavor and pop than Pernicious, and that's saying a lot!

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Photo of luke12345
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of petewheeler
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of acmurphy696
4.86/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is an excellent IPA that greets you with an inviting aroma springing up from the glass. The taste is a nice balance of bitterness and maybe pine. It's looks a bit clearer than I would have expected, but it was a good experience.

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Freak Of Nature DIPA from Wicked Weed Brewing
4.27 out of 5 based on 1,308 ratings.
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