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Hoodoo Midwest Wet Hop IPA - North Peak Brewing Company

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88
very good

118 Ratings
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Ratings: 118
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.44%
Wants: 6
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
North Peak Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: 33nickadams on 11-04-2011

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a large wine glass. A raging two-finger head tops this one off and pretty intense lacing as well. Color is an opaque deep golden amber. Decent amount of fizzy carbonation visible in the glass.

Smell: Lots of grapefruit and pineapple. Definitely getting the wet-hopped action here. Some floral and piney notes and maybe just a touch of yeast.

Taste: Definitely a big beer; the alcohol is fairly discernible right off the bat, although the ABV is 9%, so I guess that is to be expected. Quite fruity and hoppy. One of the better tasting North Peak beers I have had. A touch on the sweet side, but I tend to enjoy the sweeter IPAs anyway.

Mouthfeel: Pretty full-bodied, a bit sweet, and a lot of alcohol presence immediately noticeable. Carbonation is adequate. Texture is fairly creamy.

Overall: I'm not usually a huge North Peak fan, so this one was a pleasant surprise. I didn't get a lot of the "off" flavors I sometimes associate with their beers, and the balance and flavors were good. If I go shopping for North Peak beer in the future, I'm going to look for this one.

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4.17/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A little surprised that this is not added in yet. I first had this at the Detroit Fall Beer Fest and it was one of my favorites. I didn't know that they had bottled it.

The appearance is a dark amber with about a finger of head. Nicely carbonated and slightly translucent. Nice lacing as its drank. I love the smell. Its fruity and cotton candy like, I even get some watermelon. A great fruitiness in the taste and I do pick up a little pineyness from the hops. Very hop forward and somewhat balanced with the malty side. The bottle says the IBU's are 99, so the bitterness and dryness is there. At 9%, the alcohol makes its presence known. Mouthfeel is a little on the heavy side.

Overall, this is a nice little twist on the wet hop style in that its a double IPA. It reminds me of a double IPA that comes from another Michigan brewery in January.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Traditional North Peak, stubby bottle, dated Oct2512. Poured into a Duvel tulip. Love the "Brewed Up North" stamp.

A- A moderate pour creates a 2-finger, tan head. The body was slightly hazed before clearing, amber with some ruby tones. The head sustains at a thin film and leaves awesome rings. Some yeasty goodness left behind in the bottle even after a swirl and secondary pour that clouded the body.

S- With the crack of the cap, there's a bunch of fresh hop resin. After the pour, it opens up to reveal citrus, pine, and tropical fruit. Delightful. Sugary sweet malt backbone. Definitely hop-centric. Very fresh and organic.

T- Wonderfully balanced. Really solid dose of hops up front and in the finish. Sweet malts through the middle (Hawaiian bread). Hopping is the centerpiece. It starts a little medicinal/herbal, with hints of aspirin and spice and finishes mostly with grapefruit and some pine.

M- Nicely viscus and quite dry. Carbonation keeps up with full body. Slightest warmth from ABV (not harsh, nor are the hops considering their presence). Just a slight bite.

O- North Peak has really impressed me since their launch. Hoodoo is up there with many of the great MI DIPAs. Only hint of 9% ABV is the light head I got while drinking. I could drink this (slowly) all day. That's one fresh beer.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from stubby, "old-school" bottle into a standard pint glass.
Cloudy, murky, orange/apricot in color, with a huge cloud deck of thick, off-white foam.
Aroma-Big whiff of piney, citrussy hops
Taste-Toasted malt quickly slapped down by onrush of pine and citrus hops. Orange-rind bitterness rides to the finish where the toasted malt reappears for a faintly sweet ending. Caution: 9.0ABV not evident. Easy does it. A rough-hewn offering to be sure, but full of flavor and pretty friendly on the palate. A plate of hot wings or jalapeno poppers should fit the bill nicely. Hop-head recommended.

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12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Oct 23 12 on the bottle.

A: Pours a bright opaque orangish ruby with a 1.5 finger slightly yellowed head. Doesnt leave much lacing but the head sticks around for a while.

S: Very nice hop aroma going on here. A blend of grapefruit, pine and skunkiness. Malts certainly make up the backbone of the aroma.

T: This is one you can sit back and sip on. Has a real fresh hop taste to it but also a strong backing of malt. Earthiness and a whole hop sort of taste.

M: Medium bodied with ample carbonation. A little hot from the booze. Crisp dryness from the hop.

Overall I'm impressed with this beer. Can compete with some of the hoppier offerings out there. For any hophead especially those into wet hop IPAs.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A fresh brew with a date of 10/23/12 nice!

A - pours out a nice Creamy off white yellowish one finger head with tinny bubbles that have great retention on the glass. Its a hazy blood orange brew with bubbles streaming up from the bottom.

S - Wow, fresh hops, pungent sweet mango, peach, slight bitterness, caramel malts and no sign of alcohol.

T - Sweet Lemon rind,pine, grapefruit, mango, bitterness comes in, no sign of alcohol presence besides some warmth in the stomach.

M - This one is a soft full bodied beer with a good amount of carbonation that cleans the palate nicely. This beer is pretty dry.

O - A really nice Double wet hoped IPA from North Peak. A easy drinking 9% brew that any hop head would be glad to sip on. One that I will be buying more of in the near future. Cheers!

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A - Pours clear copper with a huge head, largely due to a quick pour and the stubby bottle. Head has amazing retention and leaves a lot of lacing.

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M - Medium mouthfeel that is slightly oily. Finishes dry and bitter.

O - One of the better beers I've had from North Peak, whom I had almost written off. This and their session IPA give me hope that there may be more good things coming from them in the future.

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Hoodoo Midwest Wet Hop IPA from North Peak Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.