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RATINGS: 234   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Freak is our San Francisco inspired hoppy monster. At 8.4% abv and who knows how many ibus, this beer is our shrine to the Hop. Absurd amounts of all the big West Coast hops give this beer its 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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3.9
   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 Ill take it. A fine beer.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
Christpuncher (3045) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2017
Aroma is super dank. Flavorbis bitter and citrus. Amazing hadnin charlote at mac speeds. Poursblight uellow with a white head ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14895) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 24, 2017
Bottle from Bruisin Ales. Pours bright gold with a white head. Aroma is so florally hoppy its rather perfumery. Med body or a bit more. Flavor is dryish, lightly malty and very hoppy. Bit of a hop burn. So much hop its wanna be dank. Not tho. Good flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (9992) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 24, 2017
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours light gold with an attractive white head and a fruity aroma. There is a ear full-bodied pale malt flavor with a bitter citrus finish. Lots of flavor.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickd717 (4562) - Sofia, BULGARIA - APR 20, 2017
Bottle from Sams in Durham. Perfect appearance, brilliant golden with a lacy, thick white head. Aroma is nice and citrusy, hopped to all hell. Loads of tangerine as well as grapefruit, dank, and mango. Sweet sugary malt base, a big citrus hop blast, nicely balanced. Medium plus body, resinous, nice carbonation level. Really solid.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iznogud (3626) - CROATIA - APR 17, 2017
Bottle, 500 ml, trade with Travlr. Shared with JFK10000 and Max. Pours clear yellow, medium white head. Hoppy, dank, citrus, grapefruit, pine, grassy. Resinous, moderate dry bitterness in finish. Medium bodied. Very nice, well balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CObiased (488) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2017
Bottle - the appearance is s clear pale golden copper with a thick off white head. An enticing aroma with plenty of citrus hops, pith and a hint of grassiness and sweet malt. Its got a decent malt body to help balance the layered hop bouquet. Lingering bitter aftertaste. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brigg (663) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 31, 2017
(Bottle) Clear, pale orange body with a medium white head. Very aromatic--aroma fills the room. Floral and fruity aroma; grapefruit, tangerine; light pine and yeast; floral notes; biscuit, honey. Medium body, sticky mouthfeel, some soft carbonation. Flavor is very resinous, citrus and pine, and very hoppy. Alcohol isnt too noticeable but warming finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bnielsen13 (264) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2017
Bottle @ home. Pours golden orange with a white head. Aroma is dank and piney. Flavor is citrus, pine, resin, hoppy. Solid beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Concealer (1242) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2017
Bottle. 26 days old. Clear gold with a frothy, off white head that lasts and laces. Aromas of pine, dank, grapefruit, tangerine, biscuit, light spice, yeast and floral notes. Flavor is pine, grapefruit, biscuit, tangerine, light floral and spice. medium bodied, smooth with a dry, bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjay44 (3622) - Salida, Colorado, USA - FEB 17, 2017
Draft. Pours a medium, well retained, off white head, over a light amber (SRM 6) body......nose is heavy citrus with grapefruit, tangerine, light allium. dank all from the hops, slight floral honey, cereal, cracker from the malts, balance to the hops.......taste is mildly sweet, with floral tones, mild hints of toffee/caramel, citrus tones, pine resin, finishing with a lingering moderate bitterness.....mouth feel, medium body, alcohol warmth present, light carbonation. This fall into the style as a typical I/DIPA except the bitterness is a bit low for the style. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7


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