Diabolical India Pale Ale | North Peak Brewing Company

BA SCORE
83
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530 Ratings
Diabolical India Pale AleDiabolical India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.66%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kegger22 on 12-20-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
530
Reviews:
159
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
12.09%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
106
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 530 |  Reviews: 159
Photo of Stu_Grimson
3.07/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Eammon1920
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hoptometrist
4.19/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a nice hazy golden glazed orange color with a one finger white foamy head that mushroom caps and gently subsides with a nice rocky foaminess hovering above the top of the beer. The lacing was there once the head finally dissipated. It graced the sides of the glass in a speckled sort of manner. The smell had a nice gentle rolling blend of sweet citrus to sweet sharp pine coming through in a pungent way. The taste took those flavors and added a really nice bitterness to assist in the blend of the beer. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a pretty good sessionability running about my mouth and tongue. The carbonation seemed appropriately styled as the sharp bitter flavors pummels my taste buds into submission. Overall, what a nice bittersweet AIPA that I would have again.

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Photo of NorthernMichiganLogan
4.26/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

For once a decent local brew. Acquired a single of this, didn't even realize it was brewed within a few miles of me. Initial impression was that I really liked the old school bottle, and nice labeling. Drank it from the bottle so I cant comment on the look. The beer tasted like a typical IPA. Nice earthy taste and feel. I could taste the bitter hops and the malt. The beer had a nice slight citrus balance that an IPA should have. It has a nice crisp smooth finish that is slightly dry. Overall it is a passable beer. It's not the greatest but it's decent. I'd recommend it, and drink it again.

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Photo of Blackop555
3.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours gold. Thick, medium, off white head lasts a while.

Smells caramel malt, doughy, pine and citrus.

Tastes doughy and caramel malt, some pepper, pine and earthiness. Finish is dry with a bitter pine linger that lasts a short time. Medium body and fizzy medium carbonation.

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Photo of mcrawford
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MKrauss
4.26/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WoodBrew
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

My brother in law was kind enough to let me have a bottle of this. The beer poured a clear copper with white head that left some lace. The scent had hints of bitterness. The taste was bitter leaning and not overly easy to drink. There was some sweetness but it was not enough to balance. The mouthfeel was Fuller in body with good carbonation. Overall it's decent.

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Photo of JustLikeMyDad
2.75/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Timc32
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GoBeerGo
3.92/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of coopdog1000
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BassObbligato
4.59/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tjb14
3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.43/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep color color with a little head that is off white this dissipates quickly. The nose is not too heavy with hops, but at first drink you can taste the little bunches of hop goodness and from that pint forward I could smell them. The taste is light, almost just a hint of pine resin.

Good Beer for sure.

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Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.46/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Omnium
3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of YalovaIA
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gopens44
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Looks very hazy orange with a thin little head once receded. Lacing really isn't there either.

Full bodied floral and citrusy nose with a decent dose of well balancing malts.

Taste is exactly the same. Sweet and citrusy with a smooth malt finish.

Body travels between light and medium bodied with a particularly dry finish.

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Photo of JPDOG
3.81/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nstygles
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DaveBar
3.82/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Purchased at a Meijer in New Baltimore MI. $10 for a mix a six from the fridge. 12oz stubby bottle served at 7deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a small 1/2" high white head this is gone within a minute. Medium gold colour and filtered clear

S- Not a lot of hops here. Some malt

T- Traditional APA. Sweet and with heavy malt. Some good bittering hops and well wet hopped. Nice break

M- Creamy going down then dries out

O- Nice brew. Nice to try but will not buy again

Food Pairing

This nice brew went well with........ Lobster Po'boy sandwiches.

Enjoy!

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Diabolical India Pale Ale from North Peak Brewing Company
3.64 out of 5 based on 530 ratings.
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