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Archangel Summer Wheat - North Peak Brewing Company

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78
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97 Ratings
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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 16.91%
Wants: 4
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
North Peak Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: hosehead83 on 07-19-2010)
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1.5/5  rDev -55.5%

amalburg, Apr 30, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -55.5%

ToddBeans, May 29, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -55.5%

DrBobPierce, Jun 14, 2014
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1.7/5  rDev -49.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Appeared light golden color with little head
Smelled kind of sour and bready
Tasted akwardly sour (kinda like it wasnt supposed to be there or as strong), no dicernable cherry taste or even a note, with a wet/ stale bread finish and a slight gym sock after taste.
Overall an awful experience...this is the first brew i tried from north peak, i drank two bottles at different times and they were both consistantly funky.

raptorvan, Aug 14, 2010
Photo of Mitchster
2.2/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

$1.99 for a stubby 12oz bottle @ BevCo.

ABV: 5.0% IBUs: 38.0

Brewed with Wheat and Pale malts. Hopped with Willamette and Perl. Michigan bitter cherries are tossed into the secondary.

Pours out to a clear medium amber with ruby highlights, forming a modest off light yellow head with OK retention and nice sheets of lace. Carbonation is medium. The nose is tart with green kiwi fruit, cherries, and sour aluminum. The mouthfeel is tart with a medium body. The taste opens with some peculiar yeast esters and faint hop flavor, then is quickly replaced by bitter red cherries and a medium chemical bitterness. The aftertaste is earthy, tart and bitter.

I can't say I really care for this beer too much. The brewers were trying to NOT make a syrupy sweet beer, which often happens with the fruit beer style, and by adding hop bitterness, they only turned a syrupy beer bitter. It's not well-balanced and doesn't quite sit right. Wierd metals, tannins, sourness, bitterness...it all just turns out to be a mess.

Mitchster, Aug 18, 2010
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2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

ODYSEYY, Sep 07, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

zeff80, Jun 10, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

sgttibbs, May 04, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

jacobdensford, Aug 27, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

Whiskeydeez, May 05, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

mrfrancis, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of a74gent
2.85/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Based on 7/11/10 bottle tasting:

I had high hopes for this one, but was let down. The color is darker than I would expect which much be the cherry juice. Too carbonated for my taste and has a dry character on the tail as it warms that I don't care for. This is my first North Peak beer and it doesn't make me want another.

a74gent, Aug 30, 2010
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2.98/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

My first review of a NP brew, had this poured from the bottle into a weizen glass. The aroma was citrus mixed with cherries, which I have to say was one of the more appealing things about the beer. The color was a soft gold, translucent but almost clear. The taste to me however was confusing and almost clashing. I think that he cherry flavor almost was too harsh and took away from the mildness one usually looks for in a summer wheat. Style points for the cool bottle, but not one of my favorites.

MarkQ617, Jul 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11%

marmstrong1212, Jun 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11%

rolandboy, Nov 26, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11%

Lanstrum, Aug 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11%

Jasoncolliver, Jun 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11%

Another6Pack, Nov 22, 2011
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3/5  rDev -11%

ninaturner, Aug 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11%

MacStinson, Nov 17, 2011
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3/5  rDev -11%

Artjsantos, Jul 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11%

Filabee, Apr 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11%

Fitzmke, Feb 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11%

Kerrie, Jun 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11%

CDubbs75, Aug 09, 2014
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Archangel Summer Wheat from North Peak Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.