Freak of Nature

North Carolina
United States
Freak of Nature Double IPA Wicked Weed Beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
93
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Freak of Nature Double IPA is our hoppiest ale. The focus of this beer was to create a hop delivery vehicle. We dry hop this beer at a rate of almost four pounds of hops per barrel. The resulting blend of dank and citrus forward hops make for a palate changing experience. Hopheads, rejoice. This is your beer.

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ABV: 
8.5%
Judges Review 
Graham L. Barron's picture
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Unleashing this hop nectar from the bottle reveals a golden amber beer with great clarity and a large, fluffy, off-white head that hangs around until the last drop.  The aroma leaves no doubt this is a double IPA; pine, burning rubber, lemon peel, and grapefruit dominate the nose with a hint of perfume.  Hops continue through into the flavor with strong, grassy overtones accompanying citrus and pine.  Bitterness is assertive and there is only a very light, slightly nutty, earthy malt character floating around in the distant background.  The finish is very dry with a lightly tropical aftertaste and some alcohol warming.  This is a double IPA distinctly in the west coast-style with tongue-coating hop bitterness and flavor.  The dry finish and somewhat light body make this beer very drinkable despite the massive hop dose and above-average alcohol content.  For serious hop heads only!