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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
good

399 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 399
Reviews: 131
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 13
Gots: 24 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kegger22 on 12-20-2009)
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3.18/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer was very interesting because of the name "Diabolical" and the IBU/ABV number (666)
It wasn't just an ordinary IPA for me, i loved it infact. It had the regular color, the regular smell and a 1&1/2 finger head on it. I just did really like the taste. It was real good and i get it quite often. I have no problem drinking the whole six in a 3-4 hour sitting, don't get tied of the taste like i have with previous beers. Try this stuff out it's a treat and it's from Michigan if your'e from here aswell you will appreciate such a good beer coming out of this state.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.23/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks like them all, dark and orange and tannic with a bit of haze. I slipped this in the glass, so no clue on that either, and you know, sometimes I really don't care, but some persistent foam and extensive continents of lacing. Smells really malt forward but also floral and pine and northern outdoors and cool, and some fresh hop aromas. Taste is citrus rind forward, with some gymno-notes (piney stuff), and really strong in the fresh bottle. Mouthfeel is really active, and scrubbing, and refreshing and alive and all that, and but also a bit of syrup with alcohol flavors too, but not too much of a distraction. I think this is a very good to very good IPA when fresh. I had earlier tried, what probably was a bottle long on inventory and may have been stale.

(This is a revision of a previous review)

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dang. Real distinct perfume/floral nose on this one. Flavor profile is more floral and smooth. Unfortunately, things drop off very fast after the start. No staying power on this one. The hops are all there, but it falls off very quickly and does not stick around. It's still pretty decent, imo. Just could be bringing a whole lot more; especially in comparison to a lot I've been drinking recently.

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4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from their 12oz bottle...

Appearance - Poured 2 fingers of thick golden foam, slightly opaque orange amber body, really a gorgeous beer - left nice huge webbed lacing.

Smell - Mango, Huge floral hops, sweet grapefruit and pineapple, smells nice.

Taste - Great semi-sweet citrus & tropical fruits, huge floral hops, clover, natural honey - wow! Grapefruit pith and some bitter/dryness asserts long into the finish, nice.

Mouthfeel - Almost medium, so smooth - carb is on the lower side, foaming and silky, finishes just dry with a touch of pucker.

Overall - What a wonderful treat! Very well balanced, with perfect harmony of natural citrus and honey sewwtness, and ohh the floral hops - a floral hop lovers dream! Highly recommend...

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4.04/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle while at Jolly Pumpkin brewpub. Pours a light golden color with a big frothy head, lots of fluff and bubbles. Aroma is mostly pine bitter, some light grass. Flavor is a floral pine on the palate, some nice bitterness, and a clean crisp dry finish. Slightly dry mouthfeel, plenty of carbonation, and pretty easy drinking. A very nice, easy to find brew.

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Diabolical India Pale Ale from North Peak Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 399 ratings.