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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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very good

195 Ratings
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Ratings: 195
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.67%
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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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Lovely85, Jul 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Zone_Fighter, Jul 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

nickfl, Jul 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

elkinbrown, Jun 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

skinnycox, Jun 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

Jasoncolliver, Jun 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

2GOOFY, Jun 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Jameson_Daniel, Jun 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Neilnpk, Jun 12, 2014
Photo of barczar
3.56/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

barczar, Jun 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

GoHabsGo, May 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

BigJim5021, May 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

rcjennings, May 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

nineworldseries, May 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

KGOSU, May 10, 2014
Photo of BarryMFBurton
4.2/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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!

BarryMFBurton, May 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Bnoise11, Apr 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Filabee, Apr 05, 2014
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3.46/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

UCLABrewN84, Apr 05, 2014
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3.55/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Tone, Apr 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

JVoyager, Mar 30, 2014
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3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Goosehunter75, Mar 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

BHansen214, Mar 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

NicholasOfMKE, Feb 17, 2014
Vicious American Wheat IPA from North Peak Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 195 ratings.