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RATINGS: 210   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Draft at the brewery and also in a growler. Pours bright golden orange witha minimal white head. Nose is big tropical fruits: mango, peaches, nectarines, citrus, along with just a faceful of straight hops, resiny and skunky and weedy and earthy. As I drink, though, it also shows some funky Belgian yeast notes lurking behind the hops. Taste is maybe a hair on the sweet side, but Iíll take it. A fine beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Doofgoblin (495) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - OCT 20, 2016
Nice balanced nose with notes of hops and deep sweet malts. Taste is malt and smooth complimented by a hop profile of stone fruit and resin. Finish is mostly clean with only a slight linger of soap hops and malt. Nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nickls (2389) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2016
Tap. Clear light golden orange, thin white head. A touch dank, melon, guava and citrus hops. Some tropicalesque sweetness, melon, guava, and slight grass. Medium body. Really good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blueshockey24 (460) - Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2016
Bottle. Pours golden orangish with thick offwhite head. Aroma is sweet fruity dank with notes of pine mango and papaya. Taste is sweet citrus pine with a piney grapefruit finish. Itís more on the hoppy side than malty which i like. Glad i got to try this as itís a excellent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ajnepple (5216) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2016
On tap at Jakes Brew Bar. Clear golden appearance with a white head. Piney and resinous hops on the nose. The flavor is better, zesty and juicy, medium to heavy hop bitterness. Medium body. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
travita (4867) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2016
Tap. Just great right off the bat. Perfect bitterness balance. Clear, white head, golden to orange in color. Tons of pine, dank, grapefruit, and pure hoppy goodness. I like this a lot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorwart (2541) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Rediculously huge head of frothy bubbles. I apparently chose the wrong glass to pour this beer into. Lots of citrus and peaches in the aroma with some mild cheddar cheese, sweet malts and some boiled potatoes. Color is a medium golden orange. Actually a bit flat in the mouth. Must have expelled all of the carbonation with my crappy pour. Soft malts, lots of herbal earthy hops, slightly chalky palate and some dried grass. Light alcohol presence and warming. Rather string and lingering bitterness that kepp the tongue dry and tingly. A pretty decent IIPA. Thank you Etowneraser!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Booga (82) - Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2016
These guys continue to impress. Great hoppy nose when you pop the cap. Pours a clear pale golden. Fairly carbonated. Short, fizzy head. Nice clean bitter flavor with a bite in the finish. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SHIG (4675) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - SEP 17, 2016
Bottle: Poured a golden with white head. Aroma is sweet floral with malt. Hops are strong hops a little malt. Earthy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lylertarson (2) - - SEP 12, 2016 does not count
Technically, this is a perfect double iPa. Subtle but lingering sweetness, beautiful deep golden green haze, hoppy tounge twister. I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
onceblind (7473) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2016
Very slightly hazy brilliant golden with a large foamy white head. Big juicy but also hugely hoppy dank nose thatís earthy and fresh and resiny and pithy. Crisp mouthfeel thatís big on American hops; lots of bitter piney flora resins, lots of pith, lots of earthy fresh picked hops, leafy flavors, and a cool but bitter and crisp finish thatís slightly boozy.

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