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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   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 ibu’s, this beer is our shrine to the Hop. Absurd amounts of all the big West Coast hops give this beer it’s 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 (4490) - 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, there’s a mild onion/garlic component with lots of citrus. Super hoppy and resinous, pretty awesome.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (2664) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2016
On tap at Tip Tap Room. Pours a clear golden with a small white head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is really fruity, a bit sugary with a light alcohol presence. Taste is moderately sweet and bitter and features some nice peaches flavors. Medium body, medium carbonation, lingering bitter finish. A pretty nice double IPA, could be just a touch drier maybe but that is about my only nitpick.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (6559) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2016
on tap at tip tap room, boston. hazy bright golden orange with a stuffy creamy off-white head, nicely lacing. mango candies, melons, fragrant peaches,doughy fruity maltiness, minerals, light herbal astringency, sulphuric grass - weed; clean yeast action. moderate carbonation, light to medium body - oily; smooth and balanced melon-citrusy finish. über clean, danky and juicy. very solid double ipa.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1672) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Clear gold. Nose is dank, green hops and some orange citrus. Taste is dry with light biscuit and clean, slightly bitter hop finish, with more green and citrus hops.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dlovell2 (1476) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Pours cloudy golden color. Aroma is grapefruit and dank resinous pine. Flavor is dry, bitter grapefruit and finishes with dank, sticky pine resin and grapefruit rind. Dry lingering bitterness. One of the finest beers I’ve had the pleasure to drink.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3625) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2016
On tap at Wicked Weed in Asheville back in December, just jumped into the deep end to start here. Poured clear light orange, nice head. Aroma is a massive shot of citric tropical hops, enough malt to hold it together. Flavor matches. Despite being huge and hoppy, has a sense of balance to it. Really quite outstanding.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (1981) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2016
Bottle thanks to OldStyleCubsFan. Poured deep orange with white head. Aroma super citrus. Light carb med bod. Taste juicy dry herb floral hop.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (8988) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours hazy straw with off-white head. Nose was floral hops, black peppery spice. Tasted resiny hoppy, with notes of florals, spice, and tangerine.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gregwilsonstl (1709) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Citrus zest. Solid. Thin head. Medium body. Piney. Orange. Bitter. Thx jbruner

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HeadyDE (658) - Delaware, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Bottle split several ways..small sample size but looking forward to another WW offering..pours your standard light orange color..nose is great with all kinds of citrus abound..mouthfeel is great..hides the ABV very well..like the citrus character.clean profile with just proper amount of bitterness..very good dipa, I was happy to sample

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pineypower (2903) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Bottle much thanks to Santa. Pours out a cloudy golden orangy color with a nice fluffy off white head. Aroma is of citrus meat, zest, some lemon get grassy notes, Pine sap, light pine and some sweet malty notes. Taste is solid, fruity, citrusy grapefruit hops, some pine, floral notes, decent amount of lingering bitterness.


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