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Vicious American Wheat IPA - North Peak Brewing Company

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Vicious American Wheat IPAVicious American Wheat IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

177 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 177
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 10
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
North Peak Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: alexgash on 10-24-2010)
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patpbr

Ohio

3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Caught my eye at fifth street deli in Dayton, OH.
A-had some trouble getting a good pour. Sure that was skewed by my pour.
S- Never great at smells but like many IPAs
T- Interesting, grapefruit or something. it would appear some of the bitter is cut by the wheat?
M- Carbonation and a bit of bitter, a little sweet.
O- overall a good tasting ipa. I like to review a full six pack but one gave a good sample of a solid beer

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2012 03:28:29 | More by patpbr
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3.56/5  rDev -5.8%
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4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
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A: Slightly cloudy copper pour with very little head; dusting of beige retention, that’s all. Some delicate strands of lace stick to the glass for a moment before sliding back in.

S: Light, fruity hops pair nicely with a clean wheat aroma: soft grain and apricot blend with scents of more sugary fruits notes of white grape, red apple, and cooked peach. A nose that screams summer.

T&M: A wonderful combination of fruit and wheat: satisfying, like jam on toast. Grain-forward at first, the palate hits with a mouthful of chewy bread and wheat cereal tastes, smoothing over the tongue with a near-perfect doughy texture. Hops are slow to start, but they get going mid-palate with a fruity, prickly bitterness – candied lemon, tart, fresh peach, soft, jammy grape, and some crisp pepper. It’s a dryness that’s noticeable yet mild, and in doing so, it gives the edge to hop taste over bitterness. Finishes all wheat, a sustained grain character that leaves this one feeling full. Carbonation is frothy and smooth, as well, helping this to a wonderful presence of not-too-light, not-too-heavy.

O: Someone described this to me as a “Gumballhead killer.” My response to that? Well, they’re two very different beer. As far as balance and actual wheat flavor goes, Vicious takes it without a doubt. But there’s definitely something special about Gumballhead’s hop character – it’s everything you want when you think of drinkable hop flavor. All I know is that I love them both, though this one is much cheaper; at $10 a six-pack, I’ll likely be stocking my fridge with Vicious for a long, long time. Cheers!

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Vicious American Wheat IPA from North Peak Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 177 ratings.