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Diabolical India Pale Ale - North Peak Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
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351 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 351
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.64%
Wants: 13
Gots: 11 | 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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MBbeerking14

Michigan

3.03/5  rDev -16.8%

Coming once again from the cold north, Traverse City MI, is Diabolical India Pale Ale

Pours a majestic copper gold, and is quite hazy. The smell is that of strong pine and hints of floral hops that emanate from this gem. Bitter is an understatement, and its devilish name is symbolic of the punch that it gives. To the tastebuds it is both refreshing and abrasive, but has a nice smooth aftertaste that overflows with hoppy goodness. Pours a medium head, and the taste is reflective of the smell.

Drinkability: This is a solid IPA from the folks in Northern Michigan, but is not a beer that could be drank in an quanitity (unless one wanted to end up on the floor with a headache the next morning). Happy drinking!

05-01-2014 21:57:22 | More by MBbeerking14
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DustinSWB

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

04-22-2014 01:08:26 | More by DustinSWB
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beernads

Florida

2/5  rDev -45.1%

04-18-2014 19:49:41 | More by beernads
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Two-6

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

04-15-2014 16:14:58 | More by Two-6
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crytion

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +3%

04-15-2014 10:29:37 | More by crytion
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Lelampp

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +3%

04-14-2014 00:13:43 | More by Lelampp
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ChrisYager39

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

04-13-2014 01:08:28 | More by ChrisYager39
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Dag48

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

04-10-2014 03:09:17 | More by Dag48
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elkinbrown

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +3%

04-10-2014 00:59:36 | More by elkinbrown
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Filabee

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +3%

04-05-2014 17:47:25 | More by Filabee
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.55/5  rDev -2.5%

Bottled 1/13/14.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Tiny particles of sediment are seen suspended in the beer after the pour. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and earth flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a solid, slightly earthy citrus forward hop presence all around.

04-05-2014 06:37:46 | More by UCLABrewN84
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jlmathis

Michigan

3/5  rDev -17.6%

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

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3%

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

Indiana

4/5  rDev +9.9%

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

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +3%

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

New York

3/5  rDev -17.6%

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

Michigan

3.71/5  rDev +1.9%

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.

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

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +3%

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

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3%

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.

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

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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

Ohio

4/5  rDev +9.9%

02-18-2014 00:36:03 | More by Bill235
Diabolical India Pale Ale from North Peak Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 351 ratings.