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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
THE BROS
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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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MSandahl23

Indiana

4/5  rDev +5.8%

10-12-2013 07:48:43 | More by MSandahl23
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atone315

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

10-07-2013 20:45:41 | More by atone315
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Agentveba

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

09-12-2013 04:05:03 | More by Agentveba
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bradb717

Ohio

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
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tommy5

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

08-30-2013 12:30:02 | More by tommy5
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addiwilliams

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

08-23-2013 20:28:08 | More by addiwilliams
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ChrisMon02

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

08-14-2013 18:49:54 | More by ChrisMon02
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

07-30-2013 11:18:21 | More by Cynic-ale
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BlissJunkie

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

07-23-2013 04:24:14 | More by BlissJunkie
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MgoJohnStamos

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

07-22-2013 00:46:17 | More by MgoJohnStamos
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I_BYE_MI_BEER

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5.8%

07-19-2013 13:31:02 | More by I_BYE_MI_BEER
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GRBLUE12

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -14%

07-19-2013 01:34:04 | More by GRBLUE12
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cb8282

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

07-17-2013 00:32:31 | More by cb8282
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schwemjw

Ohio

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
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rxthree

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

07-13-2013 05:03:48 | More by rxthree
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durwood64

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

07-01-2013 00:32:30 | More by durwood64
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dmorgan310

Panama

4/5  rDev +5.8%

06-29-2013 15:26:13 | More by dmorgan310
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Kerrie

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

06-27-2013 02:42:48 | More by Kerrie
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Alextricity

Michigan

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
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HardyA

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

06-13-2013 23:49:33 | More by HardyA
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Brew33

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -14%

06-12-2013 23:24:33 | More by Brew33
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shamrock071521

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

06-10-2013 19:50:10 | More by shamrock071521
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rkf1976

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

05-24-2013 11:06:03 | More by rkf1976
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HarmonMW

Missouri

4/5  rDev +5.8%

05-14-2013 23:02:30 | More by HarmonMW
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bushbeer75

Michigan

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.