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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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The Freak is our San Francisco inspired hoppy monster. At 8.4% abv and who knows how many ibuís, this beer is our shrine to the Hop. Absurd amounts of all the big West Coast hops give this beer itís citrusy weedy nose and big dank hop flavor. Drinking this beer is like stuffing your face into a bag of fresh hops while eating a tangerine. We dry hop with 48lbs per batch or over 3lbs of hops per barrel. In following with the classic style of the West Coast double sugar plays a big 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.


Gachupines' rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gachupines (850) - USA - MAY 3, 2013
Golden color with little to no white head. Aroma is light citrus hops. Flavor is slightly hoppy with a clean finish. Rated from a growler, remember it being a little more assertive at the brewery.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (545) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Big growler brought by April and Bentley, thanks! Pours orange gold with a big white head. Aroma is heavy grapefruit citrus, mild dank. Taste is caramel malt backbone and lots of grapefruit peel and pine resin hop.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beechner224 (615) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2014 On tap. Pours orange. Aroma of dank hops. Taste is bitter, dank, mild citrus In the aftertaste. Sticks around for a bit. Is like a bit more balance in the hops with some citrus, just my preference.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
J_Wicked (10) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Hoppy!! This beer is double dry hopped with big West Coast hops. Amazingly with all those hops youíre left with huge flavor but a low bitterness aftertaste. Awesome beer!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (2468) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Sampled at the brewpub. It poured a clear golden color with a white head. The aroma was of resiny hops, grass, and some grapefruit. The taste was of toasted malts, earth and resiny hops, with more citrus in the backend along with some grass. Tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olr1984 (1036) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Tasted from a growler pours a clear gold with a white head. Pine and bitter citrus hop taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dphoxie (118) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Nicely executed DIPA. An abundance of bitter hops and solid malt sweetness backing it up.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TylerGreenDC (265) - - MAY 25, 2014
On draft. Kind of a standard IPA with a high-ish ABV. No particularly distinct flavor profiles. Just average.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
agl108 (765) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2014
On draft at Wicked Weed. Poured hazy, medium gold. Flavor of resinous pine, citrus. Medium bodied, little chewy. Finished dry with mild tongue stripping bitterness. Just a bit too harsh on the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BlowOffTube (435) - Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2014
Damn good. Thanks mwbrady! Light orange pour white head. Tangerine and pine aroma. Tangerine and pine, juicy and clean citrus taste. Light refreshing body light to medium carbonation. So good.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Paincane (129) - Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2014
Bright clear golden body topped by white head with great lacing. Great citrus aromas. Grapefruit, pine, hop flavors abound. Beautiful DIPA.


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