Vicious American Wheat IPA - North Peak Brewing Company
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Ratings: 188 | Reviews: 82 | Display Reviews Only:
4.51/5 rDev +19.3%
There are several reasons why I love this beer.
Many of the reviews have been those that like it but I love it.
Pours smooth into a pint glass, thin layer of head that stays
and turns into nice lacing on the glass as consumed.
Beautiful color truly, nice burnt amber bright color.
Smells nice and pale, wheaty and hoppy.
Flavor very full bodied and does not disappoint.
Goes down smooth with that nice hoppy bite finish.
North knows carbonation too.
It's just great.
One of my favorite beers.
09-09-2013 00:25:24 | More by bradb717
3.24/5 rDev -14.3%
A: Light orange brew with a one finger head. Big bubbles on it.
S: Funky wheat, floral hops, citrus, dense carbs ( reminds me of pasta actually lol) and orange rind. The hops are pretty prevalent. there isn't a huge nose to it but it smells nice.
T: sweet caramel, blood orange, and an awesome honeysuckle. Its very floral with a good amount of funky, bready wheat. A nice bitter pine finish.
M: The carbonation on this beer is what killed it for me. It was very flat. Almost stale.
O: This is a decent offering and would be ranked much higher by me had the carbonation been better. It just was stale and flat and it really killed it for me. I'll definitely try another bottle though because the flavors were there. /77
07-16-2013 19:37:43 | More by schwemjw
4.16/5 rDev +10.1%
$2.19 single bottled 5/17/13. Poured in a Sam Adams Perfect Pint on 6/17/13.
Appearance: First of all, I love the bottle -- it has that stubby, Red Stripe-like bottle, if you didn't know already. The beer pours a very slightly hazy orange color with about two fingers of head. Great lacing at the start, but none after the first few sips.
Smell: Very, very sweet to my nose. Candy-like sweetness. There's also some citrus aromas in there, and the sweetness almost makes this smell like clementine candy, or something like that. Pleasant, but I don't get the bursting hops that I was expecting.
Taste: At first I didn't think this drank like an IPA, but then I wondered what other style it tastes like ... I GUESS it's an IPA. A lot of sweetness up front with some sorts of non-descript citrus flavors... maybe some banana or something as well. The bitterness comes in on the aftertaste, and it's the perfect amount for this beer. I don't get much wheat flavors at all outside of the first few sips... if it wasn't on the label, I'd probably not realize it was there at all. The feel is medium through and through... the beer has a solid body to it, and there's a slight prickly carbonation. This sentence here is a bit out of place, but I wanted to mention that Vicious changes in taste quite a bit as it warms. I tend to find that a beer gets sweeter when it warms up (especially if it was initially sweet when it was just out of the fridge), but this one gets a bit of a stronger bitter bite. The wheat character also comes out slightly, but it's still not *obviously* there -- but maybe that's for the better. It probably is.
Basically, I'd like another. It's slightly more expensive than some IPAs out there, but this is yet another tasty Michigan brew. I give Vicious an overall of 4 simply because, as good as it is, it may be a bit too sweet for my tastes when craving an IPA. At the same time, this beer is just balanced enough that it'd be an easy beer to drink a lot of. That's a pretty inconsistent statement, but my point is made: Vicious is a good beer.
06-17-2013 13:14:48 | More by Alextricity
3.78/5 rDev 0%
12 oz stubby brown bottle dated December 7, 2012
North Peak Vicious American Wheat IPA poured a cloudy orange gold peach color into my pint glass. A nice creamy foamy off-white head was produced that held well and formed foamy strips of lacing. The nose was dominated by citrus and piney hops with light wheat in the background. The taste is similar to the nose with the dry hops dominating, however, the wheat malt helps balance the flavor and keeps the 72 IBU's from becoming too over powering. Not being a hophead I appreciated this. The mouth feel is smooth, creamy, medium bodied and a nice lively [almost prickly at times] carbonation.
Vicious is an easy drinking American IPA with just enough hops for this non-hophead.
04-01-2013 18:23:48 | More by bushbeer75
Vicious American Wheat IPA from North Peak Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 188 ratings.