Diabolical India Pale Ale - North Peak Brewing Company
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Reviews by Lauthaha:
4.13/5 rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Hahahaha, I get it...6.66%...Diabolical...priceless.
Poured from an 11.5 ounce bottle into a beer mug.
Appearance: Beer is a light-copper color with almost no carbonation visible whatsoever. Head is super-foamy, leaving very light wispy lacing as it recedes. Dimpled all over. Cute.
Smell: Slightly above-average for an AIPA. A light floral hop vibe along with a gently toasted malt backbone; but not a great deal of power in this area. I was kinda hoping it'd be a touch stronger. Let's see how she fares.
Taste/Mouthfeel: Very original for an AIPA! Beer goes in gently, and foams up about medium-softly. Taste is slightly nutty, with a big emphasis on spices! Nutmeg, light cinnamon, maybe even a dash of anise...and then the gentle, floral bouquet coming back around to pull this beer together. Finishes smooth, rinses marginally clean, and leaves a soft, subtle and sweet reminder in the back of your throat. Surprisingly refreshing!
Overall: Don't know if I would have called this "Diabolical." It's angelic. Really good beer here from a previously unheard of (by me) brewery. Kudos!
Serving type: bottle
04-21-2011 03:55:57 | More by Lauthaha
More User Reviews:
3.03/5 rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
Coming once again from the cold north, Traverse City MI, is Diabolical India Pale Ale
Pours a majestic copper gold, and is quite hazy. The smell is that of strong pine and hints of floral hops that emanate from this gem. Bitter is an understatement, and its devilish name is symbolic of the punch that it gives. To the tastebuds it is both refreshing and abrasive, but has a nice smooth aftertaste that overflows with hoppy goodness. Pours a medium head, and the taste is reflective of the smell.
Drinkability: This is a solid IPA from the folks in Northern Michigan, but is not a beer that could be drank in an quanitity (unless one wanted to end up on the floor with a headache the next morning). Happy drinking!
Serving type: bottle
05-01-2014 21:57:22 | More by MBbeerking14
Diabolical India Pale Ale from North Peak Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 324 ratings.