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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4406) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Very happy to try a small growler of this at Beer Study. Clean sharp yellow pour with one finger of white head. Super resinous and oily nose, thereís a mild onion/garlic component with lots of citrus. Super hoppy and resinous, pretty awesome.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
merc7186 (2612) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2015
Aroma: Mildly Veggie, Mildly Bitter Appearance: Mildly Hazy Golden Straw/Amber Hue, Passes Lots of Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing Taste: Mildly Dank, Mildly Veggie Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying, Mildly Dank

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (3070) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle shared by RussianDragon. Thanks man. Golden orange body with a thin white cap. Dank hops, floral notes, tangy, bitter hops. A hint of medicinal character with ample bitterness. Tasty.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
snettleship (4) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 24, 2015 does not count
This is really close to IPA nirvana. Sampled on tap. If you are a fan of west coast dry hop, this is a must. Beautiful golden color, bitter but not over the top. Take a nice full breath before you drink. Best of all, it is now available on 500ml bottles. If you see it, try it!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
radio_nowhere (1214) - Maryland, USA - AUG 24, 2015
Draft at their brewpub served in a tulip glass, clear golden color with some white head. Aroma notes of heavy citrus/tropical hops, pretty fruity with some light caramel malt. Taste adds more pine and dank notes, orange/mango and slightest herbalness. Medium body, low-moderate carbonation, dry, oily with lingering citrus/pine finish. Nice strong, balanced DIPA. Excellent.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jgeiger87 (8) - - AUG 15, 2015 does not count
This is my favorite beer I've had at this point. The aroma is hard to duplicate, just the smell alone makes this beer worth it. But then you taste it and your world changes.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DiarmaidBHK (3785) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2015
Draft at mill town. Pours golden with a white head. Leaves some lacing in the glass. A bit of citrus on the nose. Big, huge dank citrusy hop notes on the tongue. It's like soaking your tongue in a bath of hops but in a good way. Finished clean and tight. Another winner from Wicked Weed. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Westchesterco (1439) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2015
On draft at the brewpub it is a clear golden color with a slight head. The aroma is tangerine. The taste is strong citrus taste that has a bitter tangerine finish

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (4626) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2015
On draft at Wicked Weed. Pours a clear dark gold with an off white head. Fruity nose. Flavors of citrus with some sweet caramel underneath. Tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nathan30533 (904) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2015
Great beer. This one is well balanced and very enjoyable. Nice 100 IBU brew and very tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scoobyluvshub (33) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2015
On tap at Wicked Weed brewing. Pours golden with medium head. Aroma had citrus, malts, kind of a weed undertone. The taste was citrusy, resin, floral, very hoppy, strong malt backbone. A good double ipa.


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