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Hoodoo Midwest Wet Hop IPA - North Peak Brewing Company

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Hoodoo Midwest Wet Hop IPAHoodoo Midwest Wet Hop IPA

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88
very good

100 Ratings
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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 13.16%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
North Peak Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: 33nickadams on 11-04-2011)
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Keiferfillinger

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.3%

11-13-2013 21:49:26 | More by Keiferfillinger
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patpbr

Ohio

3.94/5  rDev -0.3%

A - Pours a amber/copper with an off white head
S - mostly hops, grapefruit, pine. hints of carmel malt. not as strong as expected.
T - Like the smell, lots of hop flavor. tropical fruit, grass, sweetness. More malty then expected. No one flavor sticks out more then the others.
M - medium body with a dry bitter finish.
O - Its good but not on the same level as many others.

11-13-2013 00:22:06 | More by patpbr
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StoutHunter

Michigan

3.66/5  rDev -7.3%

I picked up a bottle of North Peak's Hoodoo Midwest Wet Hop IPA a couple days ago for $2.69 at The Lager Mill. I've been wanting to try this beer and since I missed out on it last year I made sure to grab a bottle to try when it was just recently released, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date, but it just showed up, so I think it's fairly fresh. Poured from a stubby 12oz bottle into a snifter.

A- The label looks ok, it looks pretty typical for North Peak. It poured a nice amber/caramel color that took on more of caramel color when held to the light with two and a half fingers worth of slightly off white head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left some spotty lacing behind. This was a pretty nice looking beer, but I wish it left a little more lacing.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness that's followed by loads of hops that impart a great, fresh hop, dank, and slightly piney hop aroma with citrus and tropical fruit hops seeming to stick out the most impart a nice mango, grapefruit, and pineapple like aroma with a slight bit of peach in the background. Up next comes a pretty light malt aroma with some sweet malts, slightly bready, slightly grainy, and caramel malt like aromas. The aroma was very nice, it was dominated by dank citrus and tropical fruit hop aromas that were really nice.

T- The taste seems to be somewhat similar to the aroma and it starts off with a medium amount of sweetness followed by a good amount of hops which impart a grassy, slightly dank, citrus hop, and piney flavors with no single aspect seeming to sticking out the most. Up next comes some malts which show up a little more than they did in the aroma and it imparts some bready, grainy, and caramel malt like flavors with some lighter alcohol flavors that's just barely warming and there's a lower amount of high bitterness on the finish with a piney and slightly citrus hop like aftertaste. This is a nice tasting beer, but I wish the hop profile was more like it was in the aroma.

M- Not the smoothest, a little creamy, slightly sticky, on thicker side of being medium bodied bordering on being full bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel was nice, but I thought it could have been a little smoother.

Overall I thought this was a nice beer an an above average Wet Hop IPA, the aroma really wowed me with some deep and fruity hop aromas that were really nice, the taste had a nice hop aspect too, but it was a little bit of let down when compared to the aroma. This beer didn't have the best drinkability, it wasn't the smoothest, it was a little filling, and the taste just did an ok job at holding my attention, one is enough for me, I don't really have the urge to drink another one in a row. What I liked the most about this beer was the aroma, hands down it was the best aspect of this beer and it was full of great juicy tropical fruit and citrus hop aromas. What i liked the least about this beer was the taste, it wasn't bad, but the alcohol could have been hidden a little better and I wish the hop profile was more like it was in the aroma. I don't think i would get this beer again this year, I might try it again next year, but i don't think I'll be coming back for anymore of this years release especially when Founders Harvest Ale is available. I'm not sure I would really recommend this beer, but I wouldn't tell people it's a bad beer. All in all, I liked this beer, but it isn't in my top Wet Hop IPA, it was just too rough around edges and if the taste was more like the aroma then I think this would be a pretty great beer. Solid work guys, but I think with some tweaking this can be a better beer next year.

11-11-2013 04:39:10 | More by StoutHunter
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MrBuckHigh

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

11-10-2013 16:58:27 | More by MrBuckHigh
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Kerrie

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.3%

11-09-2013 04:10:02 | More by Kerrie
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BB1313

Ohio

3.4/5  rDev -13.9%

Bottled on 10/16/13. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a dark burnt golden. It's clear with a slight haze; huge fluffy eggshell white head that sticks around and leaves awesome lacing and retention. Looks great. The aromas are full of caramel malts and some sticky grapefruit. There's some orange in the mix as well. The flavors are pretty malty, but the hops still do their thing. This is very resinous. Lots of pine resin. More grapefruit. Very sticky. Mouthfeel is full-bodied with moderate carbonation and slightly slick. Alcohol goes unnoticed. It's easy drinking, but is really big at just 8% abv.

This is a solid DIPA. It drinks bigger than you would imagine. It's not too unique, but it's well crafted. It's good, but I'm not crazy about it.

11-07-2013 19:16:34 | More by BB1313
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srgj88

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.3%

11-07-2013 01:59:25 | More by srgj88
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camartin27

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

11-05-2013 23:27:27 | More by camartin27
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drunk1

Michigan

3.26/5  rDev -17.5%

I am a little new to the Wet Hop IPA but for a first try this one was ok. I was looking for a new beer for my tap. It starts off good but ends with a very bitter taste that last for awhile after I finished to bottle. I would probably not by it again.

11-05-2013 21:57:12 | More by drunk1
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andrewjraab

Michigan

3.73/5  rDev -5.6%

Pours a dark amber red with nice head and lacing. Smells nice - fruity, hop heavy, pine, citrus, oily. Nice medium bodied feel - good bitter forward palate - wet hopped equates to a juicy hop forward clean drink. Finishes dry and bitter - the dryness lingers on the palate.

Overall, this is a solid DIPA, but isn't go to brew and I'm not sure I will have it again considering all the other options in this category.

11-03-2013 02:16:31 | More by andrewjraab
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HardyA

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

11-02-2013 20:44:20 | More by HardyA
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marcb105

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

11-02-2013 20:43:35 | More by marcb105
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Slay40

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.3%

11-02-2013 01:44:12 | More by Slay40
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stooge

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

11-01-2013 21:59:46 | More by stooge
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jemarent

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

11-01-2013 20:32:25 | More by jemarent
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mjw1200

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

11-01-2013 16:52:40 | More by mjw1200
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ygolordned

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

10-31-2013 02:18:51 | More by ygolordned
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metter98

New York

3.98/5  rDev +0.8%

On-tap at Bunkers Sports Bar & Grill, Vandalia, OH

A: The beer is relatively clear light amber in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that died down and left some lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of citrus and pine resin hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has some notes of tropical fruits to go along with the citrus and pine resin flavors. There is a moderate amount of bitterness and this lingers through the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has nice aromas and flavors of fresh hops; the tropical fruit flavors add some complexity to the taste.

10-28-2013 22:57:40 | More by metter98
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gashmoney

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.3%

10-28-2013 21:33:17 | More by gashmoney
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jsurfs82

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

10-28-2013 14:29:41 | More by jsurfs82
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GRBLUE12

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

10-27-2013 01:00:43 | More by GRBLUE12
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wtkphoto

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

10-26-2013 21:22:54 | More by wtkphoto
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waston

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

10-26-2013 17:58:28 | More by waston
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BuckeyeFaninMI

Michigan

4.3/5  rDev +8.9%

So I did the side by side taste with Founders Harvest and I got to hand it to North Peak but this Hoodoo is the champ. The color reminded me of BrooDoo by Three Floyds while it did not have its nose it was a close second to my favorite wet hopped ale.

10-25-2013 01:39:56 | More by BuckeyeFaninMI
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FrankHammer

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.3%

10-23-2013 16:59:40 | More by FrankHammer
Hoodoo Midwest Wet Hop IPA from North Peak Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.