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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: 414
Reviews: 135
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 14
Gots: 35 | 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: 414 | Reviews: 135
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2.89/5  rDev -21%
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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2.35/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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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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.

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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.

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Diabolical India Pale Ale from North Peak Brewing Company
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