Diabolical India Pale Ale - North Peak Brewing Company

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Diabolical India Pale AleDiabolical India Pale Ale

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Ratings: 403
Reviews: 132
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 13
Gots: 26 | 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:
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(Beer added by: kegger22 on 12-20-2009)
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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A VERY foamy pour eventually yields a hazed copper color topped with a thick dollop of frothy white head. This maintains a sudsy looking finger or so, leaving back sticky lacing that coats the sides of the glass. The aroma smells leafy and dank with some pine thrown in, which is undercut by an underlying tangy mix of green grapefruit and tight grainy sweetness. Maybe just a smidge of warmth then undercuts that a bit.

Grapefruit and pine give the taste some zestiness across the tongue, which is brought down a bit by a combination of softer fruit accents and the light sweet doughiness of the malt before finishing with some lingering resins and pith on the tongue. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and crisp with some underling slickness and a bit of alcohol warmth on the tail-end. Overall it’s a little over carbonated which isn’t surprising at all considering that big foamy pour.

Despite the over carbonation and this not being the freshest bottle of IPA I’ve ever had, I still though that this was pretty decent. It had some quality hop flavors to it and came off as being fairly well balanced and easy drinking as well. I’d be willing to explore a fresher bottle of this down the line sometime.

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2.9/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

I had some trouble with the pour on this one. It was overly carbonated or something, because the first bit to pour was nothing but foam and continued to have trouble with a large amount of head. Hazy deep copper in color with a giant beige head that refuses to subside. Large hop aroma on the pour and afterwards. After the pour, a strong yeast aroma. Wonder if something is a bit off on this one. Taste is a bit off too. Not picking up much of a hop or malt profile. The basic notes are there, but I can’t pick up on any of the nuance. I’ve had it before, so I know it should taste a little different. But for now…

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One of many beers in a big box exchange with mordormongo. Thanks again, homie. Poured into my Hill Farmstead tulip.

A - Whoa. Pours a gigantic billowing head that refuses to dissipate. Just...wow. Haven't seen that in a beer that wasn't an over carbonated homebrew.

S - Tons of malt and very slightly piney.

T - A ton of malt with very little hop. There is a bit of piney and earthy hops that are in there, muddled amongst the overwhelming malt.

M - Decent mouthfeel and not as much carbonation as in the head.

O - Not the best first impression from this brewery. It feels like one of those Saranac-esque IPA's that you'd get in a mix pack at a grocery store.

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Diabolical India Pale Ale from North Peak Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 403 ratings.