Humongous Midwest Red Ale | North Peak Brewing Company

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46 Ratings
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Humongous Midwest Red AleHumongous Midwest Red Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
North Peak Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
northpeak.net

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.60%

Availability: Fall

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Added by FinchSCF on 09-24-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
46
Reviews:
9
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
11.2%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 46 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of khargro2
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip, the appearance was a ruddy burnt amber color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head. Dissipated fairly slow, leaving some light stringy semi-foamy lace. The aroma had some caramel/toffee malts up front, light nuts, some earthy hops and a light floral to grapefruit sweet gentle hoppiness ever so slightly underneath. The flavor leans towards the caramel/toffee malts at first and then brought in the hops somewhat gently. Aftertaste leans into the malts. Finish was the same with a light acceptable bubblegum The feel was about medium bodied with a good sipping quality about it. Moderate carbonation and the ABV felt good. Overall, pretty good imperial amber ale or American Strong ale if that’s what we’re supposed to call it these days. Just an all around great beer worth my time for a chilly Spring evening or mid-Autumn evening treat.

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Photo of AJmon13
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Big_Neezy
4.16/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BLZR
3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigDawg41
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Got a four pack that I let sit (due to Hop Ju Ju from Fat Head Brewery coming into season), a month and three weeks later I had one that I really enjoyed.

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Photo of cmeinz
3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of _RL_
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours dark red, but when the beer settles it's almost black. If you didn't know better, you would think you were drinking a black ale. Smells like fruits and malt without sniffing the glass. The taste is malt, malt, and some fruit. Very little hops. Feel is thick, almost sticky. Overall, this is actually tasty but one dimensional. The beer does hide the abv very well though.

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Photo of DMarlinJ
3.82/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zeff80
3.64/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerBeast
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of schoolboy
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This one lives up to the name. It's a big boy.

It sits murky and foamy in the glass. Nice. Not particularly pretty if it is supposed to be a red. The aroma caught me from a few feet away. All malty and oddly roasty. Good smell.

The taste is very malty and somewhat bitter. It seemed more of a huge brown ale than red (and certainly not IPA). The aftertaste is thick and sweet - it sticks to your tongue.

I would not recommend this huge ale as it doesn't really work as well as it should for $3.50 a bottle.

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Photo of ToddGingerich
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of merock1402
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JiminKY
4.49/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of _morandi_
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HardyA
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigclydeoliver
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bigbluebeerguy
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Supergenious
4.29/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 9/11/2014. Pours moderately hazy deep ruby red color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers, Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, caramel, toffee, toasted bread, light chocolate, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of big citrus/tropical hops and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, caramel, toffee, toasted bread, light chocolate, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon/orange peel, pine, caramel, toffee, toasted bread, light chocolate, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of big citrus/tropical hops and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice imperial red ale style! All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of big citrus/tropical hops and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of doowhat
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Doublicious
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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Humongous Midwest Red Ale from North Peak Brewing Company
3.84 out of 5 based on 46 ratings.
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