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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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Ratings: 394
Reviews: 131
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 14
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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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Fitzmke, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of CliffBrake
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to beerhan for the bottle. Dated Oct 31

Hazy reddish orange color with barely a one finger head achieved with a vigorous pour. Little lacing.

Aroma is very light but with inviting citrus notes. The taste combines citrus with spicy hops on a bready malt base.

Good body and mouthfeel. A bit light but very drinkable. A tasty IPA. I would like to try it again with a fresher bottle. This one seems like it has some potential.

CliffBrake, Feb 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

jt6174, Jan 30, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

rwilde, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of beerman207
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Saw Diabolical on the shelf at Jungle Jims and couldn't resist a beer with 66.6 IBU and 6.66% ABV. Seems like a winner

A: Pours a hazy orange in the glass with about 2 fingers head with some lace left behind.

S: Nose is lemon, pepper, citrus, and malt

T: Taste is strong citrus and a bit of pepper as well as some lingering bitterness that mellows after a short while.

M: Mildly carbonated and easy to drink

O: It isn't my favorite IPA but it certainly would make a great 6 pack to drink in the summer.

beerman207, Jan 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

mcorwin, Jan 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

klipper, Jan 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

WuAnquo1, Jan 07, 2012
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3.3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a slightly hazy copper with a nice cap of off-white foam. Pretty good lacing.

Smells is very citrusy with pineapple and grapefruit being dominant. A tiny bit of grain is present as well.

Flavor is pineapple and grapefruit up front followed by a bit of tartness. Some earthyness and grain is present towards the finish.There is a strong bitterness throughout. Mouthfeel is a bit sticky.

The whole beer just seems a little rough around the edges. It is a little bit harsh and would probably be a one and done for me.

rangerred, Jan 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

schultzm, Jan 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

buddyvelt, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of samie85
2.93/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A-Pours an orange, amber color with two fingers of white head.

S-Pineapple and pine with some honey and caramel.

T-Pineapple and pine with light caramel notes.

M-Medium and effervescent with a dry finish.

D-This one uses a hop profile that I'm not terribly fond of, but other than that this is a decent beer.

samie85, Jan 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

TCgoalie, Dec 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

whallgren, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a Bruery Tulip glass.

A - Pours a cloudy medium orange with a cream colored head. Two fingers, good retention and lacing.

S - Sweet malts, orange, grass.

T - Lemons, oranges, grass.

D - Good carbonation and body. Tart on the back of my tongue.

O - Sweeter and fruity. Light like a saison.

HuskyinPDX, Dec 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

adamant1912, Dec 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

jaxray8, Dec 12, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

leinie13, Dec 11, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Gtg642, Dec 07, 2011
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3.98/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a nice hazy amber color, with a solid tan cap of foam. nice lacing down glass.

S: Sweet malt and intense hop hit the nose immediately.

T: Taste is of the same, sweet malt and intense hop flavors wash over the taste buds. Really great balance of flavors.

M: Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a great carbonation level.

O: Overall really good offering from north peak, really like this IPA. Great flavors all over, 1 of my new favorite IPA's of the year.

nukem5, Dec 06, 2011
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5/5  rDev +37%

MichiganHopHead, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

mmcnaughton, Nov 19, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

MacStinson, Nov 17, 2011
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3.28/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a snifter. I love the funny little medicine bottle it comes in.

3.0 A: First pour was nearly asll head. It took a long ass time to get a full glass. Opaque amber brown color. Three fingers of off-white, airy froth. Retention is great, but the head itself is ugly. Some lacing left.

3.0 S: Floral and citrusy hop aroma, though the overall vibe is more earthy. Caramel maltiness with a heavy yeastiness. A little soapy. Bready from the yeastiness.

3.5 T: Taste is well balanced with malts and hops. Fairly strong caramel flavor with a strong malt backbone overall. Orange citrus from the hops with some herbal and earthy notes. The yeastiness is again strong, but it somehow works well in the taste.

3.5 M: Medium body. Surprisingly not overcarbonated (and I didn't even aggitate it much). Reasonably creamy and fairly smooth.

3.0 D: Not a bad IPA, but heavy on the yeast. If you like that kind of brew, you'll love this.

DavoleBomb, Nov 05, 2011
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3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Amber Orange - nice two finger thick of creamy head. Good Retention.

S - Mild hoppy smell - with a little sweetness at the back end.

T - Excellent balance of hops and a faint sweet finish. This borders on a american amber ale that I could drink all night.

M - nice mild hoppy characteristics. Doesn't punch you in the mouth, but still has a little bite on the tongue.

O - I love this beer. It doesn't have the balls that a big hopped IPA does, but it has a great balance of an IPA and amber beer. I could drink a sixer of these and call it a night.

andrewjraab, Nov 02, 2011
Diabolical India Pale Ale from North Peak Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 394 ratings.