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Diabolical India Pale Ale - North Peak Brewing Company

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Diabolical India Pale AleDiabolical India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
83
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416 Ratings
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Ratings: 416
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 14
Gots: 36 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
North Peak Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.66% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kegger22 on 12-20-2009

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Ratings: 416 | Reviews: 136
Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.81/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a cloudy orange with a one-finger whet head. Lots of spotty lacing.

S - Aromas of orange, grapefruit, and floral hops.

T - The flavor starts with some nice sweet citrus followed by a a big wash of piney hops. The is a faint amount of sweet malts midpalate. The finish has a nice mix of piney hops and grapefruit rind.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is soft and creamy. dry finish.

O - This is a nice IPA. Very drinkable with a nice mix of floral hops and citrus.

Photo of Sparty55
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.2/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a teku)
A-This beer pours a hazy deep tangerine body with a yellow hue to the white head that fades to a sticky film.

S- The soft green hops has a light toast hint that comes through as it opens. The hops take on a green cinnamon note in the finish.

T- The juicy green hops takes on a pine resin flavor in the finish with a nice full pale malt support and some unripe citrus hops lingering with just a touch of bitterness after the dry finish.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a gentle fizz to support the hops.

O- This is a nice solid IPA with a full hops profile and some good depth with the malt holding its own.

Photo of delgotit99
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DanGeo
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of trammell_toe
3.99/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of zdk9
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- It's a little difficult to pour out of the red stripe style bottle without a lot of agitation down the sides of my Duvel glass. So there's a little more head than I would've intended, though it really ends up being just a bit over finger. Maybe it's a feature not a bug. Color is very cloudy bright orange-close to orange soda. Lacing is nice- spots, lines and terraces.

S- Hops are at the forefront. They're danky- wet grass, old litterbox, slightly browned flowers. The dankness is almost intoxicating if that's possible. I feel like I'm walking through a fantasty world swamp.

T- Similar to the aroma. The bitterness comes out if good force with a lot of the dank quality. Some grapefruit pith towards the aftertaste and especially in the back of the mouth.

F- Some lingering bitterness. Less lingering sweetness. Eh it doesn't leave me begging for more, but not really any problems here.

O- It's a strong hoppy IPA- just what you'd expect. Nothing too special about this beer, but nothing wrong either. Certainly I'd take it at a bar when I'm in the mood for an IPA.

Photo of Jared326
4.36/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vinithing
3.47/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlokusBob
4.68/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of my favorites. Bottle is unique but best poured. Hoppy, malty, I could have one every day.

Photo of Monsta-beer-drinker
4.07/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigbluebeerguy
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zonian1
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dmgeng
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Loved the Jackalope on the label I wanted to try it.

A -Great copper color. Nice white head with nice lacing. Mostly clear but can tell there was some dry hopping.

S - Good NW hops bouquet. Mostly citrus hop character with some pine, tropical, and herbal notes. Some malt but the hops sit high.

T - Flavor is good with the hops holding true. It's a nice IPA that has everything you would desire in an IPA. Light hints of malt and a subtle ale character that make gives it some balance but definitely a hop heavy brew. Nice moderate bitter finish make this a good drinking beer.

M - Moderate mouth-feel in the middle but the hops linger and the bitterness quenches. Great carbonation making the beer really pop.

Overall, a very solid NW IPA. This was a very middle-of-the-road IPA but that being said I still enjoyed it. I'd recommend this if you are in the mood for an IPA and want some diversity.

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Photo of MarkyMOD
3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CGA2
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerSnobery
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of aslamm75
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Christov
4.1/5  rDev +12%

Photo of lucasj82
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of jiggidy
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of CraftBeerSnob
4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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Diabolical India Pale Ale from North Peak Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 416 ratings.