The Brewery: Wicked Weed Brewing, in Asheville, North Carolina
The Beer: Freak of Nature Double IPA
Tasting Notes: Wicked Weed specializes in big, hoppy west coast ales and Freak of Nature is just that. The brewery brags dry hopping this beer with over 3 pounds of hops per barrel (we're told that's an insane amount of hops), and as you might expect the beer reeks of pine forest, citrus, and, yes, weed. While this beer is surprisingly balanced thanks to its high alcohol count, it is, above all else, a hop head's dream.