Triple IPA
Wicked Weed Brewing

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American Imperial IPA
4.38 | pDev: 5.25%
Wicked Weed Brewing
North Carolina, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
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4.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

5 oz pour into a tasting glass on tap at the Wicked Weed taproom.

L – Medium amber color with a 1-finger creamy, cream-colored head. Nice retention and some patches of lacing. Clear with a good amount of bubbles. It looks almost exactly the same as Freak – maybe it’s a touch darker in color.

S – Just like Freak except bigger and bolder. The aroma is still filled with grapefruit, orange, and mango hops. Caramel malt is a bit more apparent, and there’s definitely some alcohol.

T – It starts off sweet with caramel malt and is very quickly overtaken by a bitter blast of grapefruit, orange, and mango hops. Again, similar to Freak but bigger and bolder with more alcohol coming through.

F – Medium-to-full-bodied, good carbonation, a sticky and chewy mouthfeel, and a very bitter and dry finish. Grapefruit and mango hop bitterness lingers and goes well with the throat-warmth from the alcohol.

O – This is a monster of a DIPA (TIPA?). It’s similar to Freak DIPA in nearly every way, but the alcohol is more apparent and causes the drinkability to suffer a bit. It’s still very drinkable for an 11% ABV beer, but just not as much as its 8% ABV cousin. The two are very close, but I probably prefer the original Freak. Still a nice beer from Wicked Weed and worth seeking out if you’re a hop addict.

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Photo of Rifugium
4/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Wicked Weed, Asheville

Hazy, golden-amber pour with a small cap of frothy white head. Nice hoppy aroma, stone fruit and citrus, solid malt backbone. Fresh, crisp hops turn dank (in a good way) about mid-palate, flavors of Mandarin orange, grapefruit, cantaloupe, peach, a pretty hefty malt body as well, sweet and bready, no doubt necessary to boost the ABV up to 11%, but at the same time, perhaps detracting a bit too much from the otherwise ample hop profile. Body was medium, moderate carbonation, a bit of warmth from the booze, but still very drinkable. Overall quite good.

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Photo of metter98
4.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Wicked Weed Brewing, Asheville, NC

A: The beer is clear golden yellow in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that died down, leaving a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass
S: Moderately strong aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose - grapefruit stands out in particular.
T: Like the smell, the taste is quite citrusy and has flavors of grapefruit and hints of alcohol along with a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied and slightly crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of bitterness.
O: Considering its strength, this beer isn't too difficult to drink because most of the alcohol is masked from the taste.

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Triple IPA from Wicked Weed Brewing
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 25 ratings