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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

188 Ratings
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Ratings: 188
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 11
Gots: 11 | 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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Jameson_Daniel

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

06-13-2014 14:01:41 | More by Jameson_Daniel
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Neilnpk

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

06-12-2014 22:18:45 | More by Neilnpk
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barczar

Kentucky

3.56/5  rDev -5.8%

Floral, light citrus, fairly malty aroma. Roasted, nutty backbone. More resin and grass in flavor, finishing very bitter and floral. Bready, toasted malt pales in comparison to hop bitterness. A touch harsh. As with the archangel, slight metallic notes.

06-12-2014 22:14:37 | More by barczar
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GoHabsGo

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

05-25-2014 00:32:48 | More by GoHabsGo
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BigJim5021

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

05-21-2014 04:33:57 | More by BigJim5021
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rcjennings

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

05-14-2014 01:21:58 | More by rcjennings
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nineworldseries

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

05-13-2014 00:46:20 | More by nineworldseries
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KGOSU

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -14%

05-10-2014 01:55:53 | More by KGOSU
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BarryMFBurton

Indiana

4.2/5  rDev +11.1%

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!

05-01-2014 05:15:28 | More by BarryMFBurton
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Bnoise11

California

4/5  rDev +5.8%

04-20-2014 18:36:57 | More by Bnoise11
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Filabee

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

04-05-2014 17:47:36 | More by Filabee
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.46/5  rDev -8.5%

Bottled 1/2/14.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Tiny particles of sediment are seen suspended in the beer after the pour. Smell is of malt, wheat, citrus fruit, and candied citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with wheat and candied citrus zest 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 candied citrus zest quality that makes this one seem sort of like a barleywine to me.

04-05-2014 05:46:36 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Tone

Missouri

3.55/5  rDev -6.1%

Pours a clear, copper color. 1/2 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of slight hops, slight sweet malt, and slight caramel malt. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of citrus hops, sweet malt, caramel malt, wheat, hint of earthy malt, and a hint of alcohol. Overall, good appearance, weak aroma, decent body and blend.

04-04-2014 16:01:54 | More by Tone
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JVoyager

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

03-30-2014 00:51:09 | More by JVoyager
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Goosehunter75

Missouri

3.53/5  rDev -6.6%

A - Pours a honey color with a one finger slightly offwhite head. Average retention and lacing

S - Aromas of pine upfront with a slight grassiness to it.. Caramel malts in the back.

T - Hops are present although it is more on the finish than upfront. Very slight pineiness upfront followed by a nice wheat/caramel maltiness. Very good flavor

M - Very good mouthfeel. Both creamy and slick. Nice burn that isnt overpowering

O - A very enjoyable wheat IPA. Different than most I have tried. Will look for it again. A sessionable beer for sure

03-24-2014 16:37:24 | More by Goosehunter75
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BHansen214

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -14%

03-09-2014 09:19:58 | More by BHansen214
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Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5.8%

02-27-2014 04:34:19 | More by Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker
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NicholasOfMKE

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -20.6%

02-17-2014 05:28:51 | More by NicholasOfMKE
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EdFed

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

02-01-2014 05:07:46 | More by EdFed
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aasher

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

01-24-2014 02:58:08 | More by aasher
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drbenderdo

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

01-03-2014 03:21:56 | More by drbenderdo
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fullmoonbeer

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

12-29-2013 18:20:51 | More by fullmoonbeer
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fellowrs

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

12-18-2013 18:25:23 | More by fellowrs
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superspak

Michigan

3.68/5  rDev -2.6%

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 9/7/2013. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy golden amber color with a 2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, orange zest, lemon zest, tangerine, floral, grass, light pine, wheat, bread, light caramel, and floral earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good hop complexity and moderate malt balance; with decent strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, orange zest, lemon zest, wheat, bread, floral, grass, light pine, light caramel, and floral earthiness. Fair amount of earthy floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, orange zest, lemon zest, floral, grass, wheat, bread, light caramel, and light pine on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and complexity of citrus/floral hop flavors; with a fairly balanced malt backbone and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly slick and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice IPA. Nice balance and complexity of hop and malt flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

11-21-2013 04:53:22 | More by superspak
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waston

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

10-26-2013 18:00:20 | More by waston
Vicious American Wheat IPA from North Peak Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 188 ratings.