- 4.13 rating Untappd
- 4.05 Brewery rating
- 8.2% ABV
I’ll admit, before trying today’s 4.31 BA rated Freak Parade Double IPA from Drekker Brewing, my only knowledge of North Dakota was from the movie Fargo.
Oh, but dontcha’ know that after tasting this freaky flavorful brew, I’m aboot ready to hop a flight to the Midwest and call myself a Dakotan.
I’m not the only one freaking out over this US Open Beer Championship medal winning juicebomb — Freak Parade is so popular, fiends from Minnesota and Wisconsin drive 4+ hours all the way to Drekker’s Fargo taproom just to get their juicy fix!
That’s precious time that you and your own crowd of craft freaks could spend drinking beer!
So you betcha’ I headed East and brought back a tiny stash of less than 50 cases to share with you all. Be careful when boasting the hop nectar you scored, because I suspect those Midwest hazeheads will drive a lot more than four hours to raid the cans in your beer fridge.
These award-winning brewers can barely keep up with the thirsty hordes — fresh cans of Freak Parade sell out within hours! Even for Midwesterners lucky enough to find Drekker in their local bottleshop, there’s no guarantee they’ll get their hands on the goods!
Dry-hopped with 5lbs of Vic Secret, El Dorado, and Mosaic Hops per barrel, Freak Parade brims with aromas of bright stonefruit and tangy pineapple. Notes of cantaloupe and blueberry give way to a crash of pithy grapefruit. This fruity parade marches to a boozy 8.2% ABV beat and finishes with a dreamy soft mouthfeel.
Freak Parade is best enjoyed with your own special band of freaks. Call up your buddies, turn on Fargo, and get them in on this boozy Midwest hop juice.