1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Diabolical India Pale Ale - North Peak Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Diabolical India Pale AleDiabolical India Pale Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
82
good

340 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 340
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.91%
Wants: 11
Gots: 9 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 340 | Reviews: 127 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of jlmathis
jlmathis

Michigan

3/5  rDev -17.6%

04-04-2014 06:47:41 | More by jlmathis
Photo of iL0VEbeer
iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3%

04-02-2014 19:31:55 | More by iL0VEbeer
Photo of Highstplz
Highstplz

Indiana

4/5  rDev +9.9%

03-30-2014 23:05:10 | More by Highstplz
Photo of jman005
jman005

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

03-30-2014 16:48:27 | More by jman005
Photo of Aleforme
Aleforme

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +3%

03-27-2014 21:54:35 | More by Aleforme
Photo of VaporDome
VaporDome

New York

3/5  rDev -17.6%

03-25-2014 02:58:04 | More by VaporDome
Photo of lochef81
lochef81

Michigan

3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up on a whim during a recent stop at my favorite beer store. It pours a handsome copper color with a thick off white head that gives way to a nice film and lacing. Bonus points for the clearly unfiltered sediment floating in my glass, definitely one of my favorite attributes to any beer. The nose is somewhat malty for an ipa but has underlying notes of pine and citrus fruit. The body is a bit thicker than most ipas with a bit of chewy dry finish on the tail. The flavor is quite packed with lemon and pine hops. There is an initial citrus bite followed by a nice malt note then finishing with a bitter pine and citrus bite. This one does seem more bitter than the advertised ibu. I know its a gimmick but I give extra credit for the 66.6 ibus and the 6.66% abv.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2014 03:39:51 | More by lochef81
Photo of KFrank729
KFrank729

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

03-16-2014 22:36:29 | More by KFrank729
Photo of crewfan1952
crewfan1952

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

03-08-2014 01:27:51 | More by crewfan1952
Photo of mikejonze
mikejonze

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

02-27-2014 22:16:04 | More by mikejonze
Photo of Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker
Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +3%

02-27-2014 04:33:07 | More by Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker
Photo of jlindros
jlindros

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Interesting beer, thanks to everlast223 (reddit).

Pours a nice creamy pillowy 2 finger head that fades at a med to slower pace and leaves nice soapy lacing all over the place, a super hazy murky orange-red colored beer that even seems to block the light.

Nose is very fruity, fruity hops everywhere, mild tangerine and clementine citrus, hint of grapefruit, fruity bubblegum, little apricot and stone fruit, hint of pine and sap, mild spicy hop, and into candy malts with a little syrupy note, caramel candy.

Taste brings sweet malts at first, a little candy like, syrupy candy with a little caramel. Then hops come in big, spicy and chewy right off, quite bitter too, with an earthy note. Hops bring a little fruit but not nearly like the nose, hint of stone fruit and fruity bubblegum, into a mild pine and sap too. I also get the slightest hint of a buttery diacetyl feel I think, it's the slightest bit but I really think it's there. The finish is sticky and fairly sweet still, hint more buttery diacetyl, but a big chewy spicy hop that seems to linger forever, touch of orange rind too.

Mouth is med bod, lots of fluffy carb.

Overall not bad, the nose was good, appearance great, taste was OK but the hops turn a bit meh, spicy and chewy rather than that nice fruity flavors, and that hint of diacetyl I think turns off a bit. Otherwise nice.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2014 02:15:32 | More by jlindros
Photo of Brewsed
Brewsed

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

02-19-2014 23:37:29 | More by Brewsed
Photo of Bill235
Bill235

Ohio

4/5  rDev +9.9%

02-18-2014 00:36:03 | More by Bill235
Photo of Doublicious
Doublicious

Michigan

4/5  rDev +9.9%

02-17-2014 16:46:16 | More by Doublicious
Photo of DavidRandall
DavidRandall

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

02-16-2014 01:24:38 | More by DavidRandall
Photo of jones140
jones140

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

It's good to be bad... or even evil at times. Don't get me wrong, I love God but I admit I was drawn to North Peak's creative 6.66 ABV and 66.6 IBU's as well as their diabolically different shaped bottle. This brew has a great pour and its color and aroma is unmistakeably tempting; however, this IPA left me wanting more and in my opinion really does not standout from any other APA.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2014 23:50:50 | More by jones140
Photo of Boozermurfin
Boozermurfin

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

02-02-2014 03:23:43 | More by Boozermurfin
Photo of aasher
aasher

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +3%

02-01-2014 04:38:43 | More by aasher
Photo of jtransel
jtransel

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.9%

01-26-2014 04:28:49 | More by jtransel
Photo of marcb105
marcb105

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +3%

01-14-2014 00:10:49 | More by marcb105
Photo of SportsandJorts
SportsandJorts

Virginia

3.16/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: golden orange color. almost clear but just a touch of haze. a finger or so of a whitish head that leaves behind a spotty lacing.

Smell: grassy/musky aroma. resiny hops, maybe some citrus. sweet malts

Taste: again dominated by a grassy, musky taste, that is slightly bitter. hops are there but almost tasteless but slightly citrus. good amount of caramel malts

Mouthfeel: fairly light, a little bitter and a little bit sweet

Overall: ehhh. with all the ipas out there this one falls way short for me. too much grass and musk rather than nice hoppy flavors.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2014 00:44:58 | More by SportsandJorts
Photo of drbenderdo
drbenderdo

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +3%

01-03-2014 02:56:17 | More by drbenderdo
Photo of Zone_Fighter
Zone_Fighter

Michigan

4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-21-2013 21:20:30 | More by Zone_Fighter
Photo of Pog-Mo-Thoin
Pog-Mo-Thoin

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

12-21-2013 03:27:56 | More by Pog-Mo-Thoin
Diabolical India Pale Ale from North Peak Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 340 ratings.