Wicked Weed has been getting lots of great press and rave reviews for their beer. Most of their beer is sold out of their tasting room, restaurant and their new Funkatorium but some of it makes it into bottles. I traded for a few bottles last fall and finally got around to opening my first bottle, Lusus Naturae which is their double IPA with brett.
Appearance is typical of the style with a deep orange color and a bright white head that leaves some lacing on the glass. Aroma is heavy on the hops and light on the brett, lots of grapefruit, melon and citrus and only a bit of funk. Taste starts with the same melon and citrus but that gives way to some dank hops which are quickly replaced with a mild brett funk. Finished dry with very little bitterness.
Really nice double ipa with only a little funk which makes this a very approachable brett DIPA. It would be interesting to revisit this beer in a year to see how the brett developed but this was my only bottle.
Pros: Nice mild brett character
Alcohol Content: 8.4% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Brewers Website: Wicked Weed
Brewers Description: Lusus Naturae is a dry, North Carolina Double IPA brewed with North Carolina grown Riverbend Malt. It is dry hopped with over 3 pounds per barrel of Mosaic, Amarillo, and Centennial and finished with our house Brettanomyces strain. Drink this hoppy goodness fresh or lay it down to bring out the Funk.