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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: 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

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Beer added by: kegger22 on 12-20-2009

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Ratings: 414 | Reviews: 135
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3.33/5  rDev -9%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3/5  rDev -18%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.97/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
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.

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3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

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3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Wow, I haven't had a beer that smells this much like weed in a while. There's a strong, initial pot aroma, and taste, but not enough flavor until the finishing grapefruit bite. It's not a bad IPA, and it's certainly not your average hoppy ale. Especially if you like pot.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Too bad there is not a category for style points - when I first saw the beer, I assumed it would be a Belgian strong pale ale, playing on the customary devil/demonic theme (i.e. Duvel). I was surprised to see it was an IPA, but 66.6 IBU's and 6.66% abv - clever.

Up front a firm bite of hops grabs hold, with some raw hops oil at the edges and an herbacious character. Nicely balanced malt with a touch of toast. Finish is just slightly rough, but not enough to be a problem.

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3.67/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark and hazy rusty orange-brown with small floaters. Short head with average retention.

It has some interesting scents for an ipa. There's a fruity aspect to it that includes apple and pear. The hops are earthy and there's a heavy dose of bready malt.

The taste reminds me more of an English IPA. It's bitter with a heavy bready malt aspect.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and chewey.

The scent was the best part of this beer and the taste was ok, but the malt dominates. An ok beer, but nothing I'd seek out again.

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3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: This beer pours a deep golden to light copper with a half inch of head that dissipates quickly.
Smell: The hop aroma isn’t over powering but has a nice subtly to it. It is different from a lot of beer I can think of.
Taste: For an IPA the flavor is more malt than hops not really what I expect but maybe it is an English IPA then it would make sense.
Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is just like I would expect, it has the ability to not overpower but still lets the flavor linger.

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4.11/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An amber color with a thin white heaf that has good retention and very good lacing. The nose is the hops and some grains. The taste starts out with some grapefruit followed by some floral and pine hops, The aftertaste is a mix of grapefruit and pine. The mouthfeel is smooth, but also semi-dry on the tongue and cheeks. Overall this is a rather nice and very hoppy IPA that has a nice flavor that stays with you from the first sip to the last. Highly recommended.

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Diabolical India Pale Ale from North Peak Brewing Company
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