Freak Parade
Drekker Brewing Company

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Drekker Brewing Company
North Dakota, United States
New England IPA
Ranked #574
Ranked #1,905
4.28 | pDev: 5.14%
Apr 19, 2023
Dec 12, 2017
We packed this beast with an absurd amount of Vic Secret, El Dorado, and Mosaic hops and the result is a juicy citrus, melon, and stone fruit burst of pure radness wrapped in a pillowy soft bundle of awesome.
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Ratings by Mikexw:
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Rated by Mikexw from New York

3.9/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Jan 26, 2022
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I got a can of this beer from my good friend and old neighbor from the 'Wego. It poured a hazy golden with white head that is leaving some lace. The scent had dank pineapple and mango notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with semi sweet malt base and bright slightly bitter pineapple and grapefruit presence. The mouthfeel was medium in body and had good carbonation. Overall it is a solid beer.
Apr 19, 2023
Rated: 4.3 by smithj4 from New York

Feb 10, 2023
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Reviewed by defunksta from Wisconsin

4.04/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Canned 1/10/22 (2 weeks ago)

Appearance: Pours a completely hazy (5-10% clarity) medium but bright orange color with a strong white head. SRM of 6-7. (4.25)

Aroma: Strong aromas of dank orange, overripe pineapple and melon. Almost some bubblegum and yeast aromas.

Flavor: Strong flavors of overripe orange, pineapple, melon. Somewhat stanky like the fruit has been sitting out in the sun. Then some bubblegum and yeast on the finish.

Feel: Medium-bodied, strong carbonation. Some yeast lingers on the palate that almost feels prickly.

Compared to Drekker Garbage People 1/2023: Pours darker, hazier, brighter. More overripe fruit and yeast. Less juicy pineapple and grapes. Hazier, yeastier but less juicy.

Compared to Drekker King of the Thing 2/2023: Pours similar, milder aromas. More grapefruit citrus and plastic notes. Less orange, tangerine, apricot. More citrusy.

Compared to Drekker Doomsday Device 4/2024: Pours darker, similar head. Stronger aromas. More stanky orange, grapefruit, guava, white grape. Less tropical orange, melon, berries, and sweet pine. Zestier and more dank.

Overall: Very nicely done NEIPA here. Strong passionfruit/grapefruit flavors that almost provide a stanky note to the orange, pineapple, and melon. The some yeast to dry the palate and allow it a somewhat prickly feel. Suppose that might be from the hoppiness as this beer is only two weeks out. Shows the Vic Secret well if you enjoy that. Already this seems like a better version for a Flagship IPA than Ectogasm. (Rating: 4.04+)
Jan 25, 2023
Rated: 4.31 by craigbelly from Iowa

Sep 05, 2022
Rated: 5 by Shan-man from New Jersey

Aug 22, 2022
Rated: 4.19 by BarrelAgedG from California

Aug 22, 2022
Rated: 4.34 by Gkruszewski from New York

Aug 06, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by petrusek23 from Ohio

Jul 05, 2022
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Reviewed by vette2006c5r from Minnesota

4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Freak Parade pours a darker, hazy yellowish color, with a lager, long lasting head. Aroma is dry and filled with tropical fruits. Flavor is dry, with sweet tropical fruit, and a perfect mixture of bitterness. Lots of flavors masterfully put together. Good body and feel.
Jun 23, 2022
Rated: 3.79 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

Jun 18, 2022
Rated: 4 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Mar 13, 2022
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Reviewed by beerbully from New Jersey

4.09/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
L- Golden, little to no head....lacing was sparse

S-very faint.....some over riped melon, pineapple and peaches

T- Herbal hop dust......musty over ripe melon, pineapple and papaya.....this yields to greatfruit, passionfruit, and orange peel.....leaves a lingering citrus rind bitterness

F- Less then medium......slick.....oily

O- Good beer.....the initial rating wasn't this is a rating based on 2nd impressions
Jan 29, 2022
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Reviewed by MacMalt from New Jersey

4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Canned on 11/1/2021. Poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass. It pours a murky, dirty tangerine with a generous, foamy, milk-white head and thick, clinging lacing. The nose is fruity and fragrant with pineapple, ripe melon, and lemon, along with a whiff of vanilla. The taste follows the nose but the various flavors are more pronounced. There is abundant pineapple and ripe honeydew, along with a hint of berry and some tropical fruit notes from the Vic Secret hops. At mid-sip I detect tart citrus: lemon peel and a touch of grapefruit. The El Dorodo hops add clean bitterness toward the finish. It's nicely balanced. The mouth feel is great! Rich, creamy, and pillowy with pleasant carbonation. The 8.2% ABV gives it good substance. Overall, Freak Parade is outstanding. And it's held up well at 8 weeks in the can. I'm glad to see Drekker IPAs here in New Jersey!
Dec 31, 2021
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Reviewed by Powderhornphil from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Yellow hazy straw color. Pineapple, pine, melon aroma and taste. Has a bit more sweetness than a lot of the Drekker IPAs that usually seem to finish fairly bitter and dry for the style.
Nov 11, 2021
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Reviewed by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
16oz can poured regularly into a 160z pint glass.
L: Pours a thick apricot hue with a semi-dense off-white light pale straw head. It is quite hazy. Some lacing.
S: Orange, pineapple, citrus.
T: Rather sweet then tart and lightly acidic with more sour fruit flavors of grapefruit, tangerine, peach, lemon zest and some pine. It is hop forward and fairly bitter and has a long, sweet, resinous finish. Very light malt throughout. No alcohol detected.
F: A bit sharp, firm at first then softens. It is not overly dry and has a med long finish. There is a mild chalky feel to it. It has a heavy mouthfeel and remains brisk throughout the pint.
O: A colorful array of firm fruit flavors here. Generously hopped, it has a luxurious IPA feel and is fairly easy drinking for it's ABV. Excellent.
Jul 02, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by RBorsato from Virginia

Jun 24, 2021
Rated: 4.23 by d5001986 from Wisconsin

Apr 03, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by cbcrunch from Wyoming

Mar 25, 2021
Rated: 4.02 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Mar 18, 2021