Lagunitas Freak Out

Lagunitas Freak Out

Rated 3.665 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Lagunitas Brewing Company

Petaluma, CA, United States

Style:  IPA

7.3% Alcohol by Volume

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Brewed for the 40th anniversary of the landmark album's release.

ID: 23689 Last updated 14 years ago Added to database 14 years ago

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Overall Rank1305
Overall Percentile97.2
Style Rank76 of 4535
Style Percentile98.3
Lowest Score3.3
Highest Score4.4
Average Score3.782
Weighted Score3.665
Standard Deviation0.356

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  • BIGBRY 516 reviews
    rated 3.6 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    650 ml bottle, label as in picture. Orange and gold color, slightly cloudy a thick, solid head, nice retention. Thin sticky lacing. Solid hop aromas, citrus, pink grapefruit, very nice. Lots of hop flavor, but not alot of maltiness to keep in balance. Citrus, some pine, bitter aftertaste. Good carbonation, decent mouthfeel. Pretty good all around, just not quite enough to make it great. Hopefully we get more Lagunitas seasonals to compare against.

  • BEERDOG 1556 reviews
    rated 3.4 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    First off, I really enjoyed the Zappa tribute on the label; certainly took me back to the late sixties. This poured a fairly cloudy and dark gold colour underneath a foamy white two-fingered head. The aroma was a nice combination of hops and malt. The taste was much more of hops than malt, with the right amount of bitterness. Mouthfeel was okay, but I did think it was bit on the 'gritty' side. Finish was a bit on the sweet side; not bad and overall better than I expected, given some of the slagging that Lagunitas beers have taken on this site.

  • BEERCRONIC 895 reviews
    rated 3.4 14 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Nice apricot colour with some opaqueness, light carbonation and an average sized offwhite rocky head. So-so retention but suprisingly good bubbly lacing. The aroma is excellent with its aromatic sweet candy grapefruit hops (quite candy-like), canned peaches and lichi nuts and a hint of flowery yumness - one of the better smelling Lagunitas brews. It has a good fresh flavour. Noticable floral hops (?) - very bitter! Yum yum! Some malt and a slight peppermint taste is also detected. I can't directly taste the alcohol but it's there. Even though it does taste pretty good it still falls short on interest. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy with an excellent bitter finish.

  • MMMMBEER 1119 reviews
    rated 3.9 14 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Beer pours a bright hazy brow when held up the light it appears to be bronze in color a off white fluffy head was produced that had some pretty good retention, this beer looks yummy. Very hoppy aroma as to be expected, grape fruit hops and a caramel malt back bone are making my mouth drool, can’t wait for the first sip. Brew starts off sweet and then finished with a dry bitterness, lots of citusy hops that are almost candy sweet, and a malt flavor that reminds me of leather (in a good way) I would have not say the after taste is tart and I’ve never had that before. This is highly enjoyable it’s pretty much a standard IPA but this is a very high quality one that is well balanced. Review done while watching Canada’s worst handy man.

  • STOUTLOVER72 2327 reviews
    rated 4.0 14 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Okay, admittedly I am a Frank Zappa zombie. Anything this guy has released is either genius or damn close. So when Lagunitas released this in honor of Zap's 40th anniversary of his lp Freak Out, I was there. The fact this beer is probably my favorite Lagunitas product is sheer coincidence......right? Anyways, the aroma is very perfumy, citrusy with enough sweetness to round it all out. Flavor profile was very much the same way. I got lots of citrus (mostly lemon rinds), some tropical fruit and alcohol. If this had just been released as another Lagunitas IPA, it'd probably get a bit lower scores. But damnit if they didn't put my guy Zappa on there as a tribute. So what's next? Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch DIPA?

  • VAC 2186 reviews
    rated 3.3 14 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours with a golden-orange body, topped by a thin to medium thick head wtih some lacing. It’s bitter and hoppy wtih a grassy note, some grapefruit, and a hint of lemon, as well as, a touch of pine. A slight malty swetness developes in the background. Medium to full bodied, slightly oily and warming.

  • E 2218 reviews
    rated 3.6 14 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    Poured a copper color with a small, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of pine, citrus caramel malts, nuts, and a perfumy quality. Taste of tropical fruits, caramel malts, spices, light tobacco, some grassy hops, and light alcohol as well.

  • PKSMITH 388 reviews
    rated 4.0 14 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Enjoyed at Twain's in Decatur, Ga., a quaint hometown pub. Poured a deep golden/light orangish color with a high white, creamy head. Head lasted the entire pour. Aroma was of floral hops and light citrus fruit notes. Creamy, smooth mouthfeel. Flavor was hoppy, but not overly so. Had a nice balance of maltiness and grapefruit notes. I'll look for it when I make another run.

  • AABREWER318 475 reviews
    rated 3.5 14 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    This got some sway for its Zappa tribute, indeed... Smells IPA- fruity pine cone, in the aroma it was shown. Orange color, no other, and soft sticky head. A balanced citrus taste, mellowed and fellowed with a hint of spice, that was nice. A soft chewy mouthfeel appeal i think, made a smooth and enjoyable drink

  • STALEYIV 1405 reviews
    rated 3.8 14 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Wow, I have noticed an invasion of Lagunitas' products into Georgia, and I couldn't be more happier being that I have wanted to try this brewery out for a while. Anyway, I just picked up their release of Freak Out! and can't wait to indulge in this one because this one has hit high marks. The aroma is very piney and grapefruity with alot of aroma hops coming out and is very floral-like as well as a bit herbal and offers some sweetness as well. The appearance is a light golden bronze-orange with a good head on top that offers great head retention and is carbonated as well as rocky and bubbly and is an off-white in color and remains. The mouthfeel is medium-bodied and a bit on the heavier side with great hoppy complexities that is a hallmark of Lagunitas and mixes well with some malty balance and has a palate that is a bit sticky and maybe chewy but coats the tongue nicely. The flavor is piney, grapefruity, very citrusy, and hoppy as well as floral with an aftertaste that is a bit sweet with some faint maltiness with a finish that is sticky and hoppy but very smooth for an IPA and crisp and sharp. Overall, a great product for sure here and is a delicate brew; definitely recommended. Cheers to "The Zappa" and Freak Out!

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