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Copper Canyon Devil's Peak IPA - Copper Canyon Brewery

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Copper Canyon Devil's Peak IPA
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Ratings: 15
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 17.55%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Copper Canyon Brewery
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-15-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 15 | Reviews: 8
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Photo of rings
2.42/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Devil's Peak IPA is supposed to be their "monster" beer offering for the big flavored beer aficionado or, perhaps blatant hopheads. Unfortunately for them, "big" apparently means "bitter." Deep orange in color, it has a thin, watery body and very low carbonation. The nose is pungent herbal and, using a selection of domestic bittering hops, it's very dry and bitter from the initial sip to the long, dry, never-ending finish. There's almost no balance, as bitterness overwhelms any sense of malt or sweetness. Did I mention it was bitter?

Photo of Stimack
3.33/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer was recommended to my by our waiter, if you read some of my other reviews for Copper Canyon you will see I was not overly that happy with this chap. Anyway after choosing the Maibock for my first brew, which was excellent, I decided to go with the recommendation of the waiter and try the IPA. Now this is not a bad beer but they way he was pushing it you would think that this was the most incredible brew ever. It was servers with a copper color with a nice sized head that had good retention. The aroma was pretty much hops only, I had a hard time picking up anything else. The taste was dominated by a in the face hop presence that did not let anything through. Now I do like a hoppy brew and I guess this brew was fair but I feel that the actions of the waiter through out the meal and his stance on this brew have made me evaluate it more harshly than I normally would have, but maybe that is a good thing. If the Maibock is on, get that, it is a better brew all around.

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2.6/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This beer was really a letdown. It was so close to being friggin' great, but fell short no matter how I looked at it. Presented an autumn orange gold color with a small head of foam. Aromas of hops were powerful, leaving little room for the traces of malt and spice that were present. Lifting the pint glass to my lips in anticipation I found... Bland. Flat. Boring. Watery. One Dimentional. The hops were present and in high quantity, but were far too flowery and light, lacking the Hop-Oil and bitterness I was looking for. Very bland. Mouthfeel was overly light and only a step away from water. Drinkability? Not for me. Give this AIPA some balls, some heartier malts and hops, and you've got a contender. Until then, one is enough for me.

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4.18/5  rDev +31%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow what a surprise! I was expecting a dry bitter IPA from this busy brewpub, instead I got this explosively hoppy and well balanced ale. The beer was copper in color with a white head, slightly cloudy. The aroma was bursting with fresh hops, floral, citrus, and pine, oh and there is some bready malt too. The taste is a balance between hop fruitiness & bitterness and malt carmel & sweetness. There is plenty of body here to carry the hop load and it has a nice dry finish. This beer hides it's alcohol well and it would be easy to down a few of these on a hot summer day or a cold winter day.

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3.15/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Raw, resinous lemon peel Cascadiness dumps an immense load of mouthwash and bright green hydroponic flavors and aromas all over this quite yellow, old gold-colored liquid. A nice paint of foam endures on every surface it touches. It is sweet and very Vermouth-like. Herbal tea fans, old ladies, and those who do Listerine bong hits should be very pleased.

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3.39/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had some of this after a nice, if not overly expensive, meal at Copper Canyon. Lightly hazed golden color with a soapy white head. Aroma is very intriguing. Predominantly grapefruit, but there's a real presence of orange fragrance in the vein of an orange-scented candle from one of those (apologies for the terminology here) "girlie" stores. Very interesting.

Light citrus flavor upfront. A bit overloaded on the hops, really. The malt barely shows through, and I think it really gets a bit lost behind this fairly overwhelming hoppiness. The finish lingers into a piney aftertaste.

Not a real standout...other than that damn orange aroma. How they did that, I have no idea. But it was very interesting.

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4.05/5  rDev +27%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This brew presents with a deep copper color and lacy foam head. This is a powerfully strong IPA on the huge bitter side with a nice heavy body. This one’s not for the hop-shy.

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3/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A decent Pale but to be honest, nothing to get overly excited about. Hops are present, but not as much as I was expecting. A brewpub beer to give your macro drinking friends.

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Copper Canyon Devil's Peak IPA from Copper Canyon Brewery
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