Diabolical India Pale Ale
North Peak Brewing Company

Diabolical India Pale AleDiabolical India Pale Ale
Rate It
Beer Geek Stats | Print Shelf Talker
From:
North Peak Brewing Company
 
Michigan, United States
Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #3,565
ABV:
6.66%
Score:
83
Ranked #24,429
Avg:
3.69 | pDev: 11.65%
Ratings:
579
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 10, 2021
Added:
Dec 20, 2009
Wants:
  18
Gots:
  118
SCORE
83
Good
Diabolical India Pale AleDiabolical India Pale Ale
Notes: North Peak Diabolical IPA has hops from nose to tail. This IPA is unfiltered and dry-hopped with Michigan grown Chinook and Cascade hops. It has a smooth malt character and citrus pine aroma.
Recent ratings and reviews. | Log in to view more ratings + sorting options.
 
3.5 by -Andrew- from Michigan on Nov 10, 2021
 
3.98 by Meddwol from Michigan on Oct 24, 2021
 
3.96 by TP2MSU from Michigan on Aug 07, 2021
 
3.68 by sbuck from New Mexico on Jul 30, 2021
 
3.92 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio on Jul 18, 2021
 
3.56 by SchwarzwaelderHumpen from Michigan on Jul 02, 2021
 
3.77 by 6thstreetbrewpub from District of Columbia on Jun 28, 2020
 
4.53 by Valdez_Mescalito from Michigan on Feb 04, 2020
 
3 by rare_bird from Michigan on Dec 03, 2019
 
4 by Bierliebhaber3 from Massachusetts on Oct 19, 2019
 
 
3.79 by JeffSK from Wisconsin on Jun 18, 2019
 
3.74 by bpkrippner from Missouri on Mar 28, 2019
Photo of GuyFawkes
2.75/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

Unknown vintage; drank 8/1/15 @ the Family Compound.

See-through orange appearance.

Huge white head; frothy lace.

Orange citrus & caramel notes in the nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Caramel & burnt hop flavors up front; a bitingly bitter finish.

This tastes like a bitter American barleywine, which is to say: never again.

Mar 04, 2019
 
3.58 by 22Blue from Kansas on Feb 06, 2019
 
4 by n2492004 from Michigan on Dec 24, 2018
 
3.62 by tylerjin from Michigan on Nov 08, 2018
Photo of JimboBrews54
5/5  rDev +35.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by JimboBrews54 from Michigan

This is the beer that got me into IPAs. This is a great combination of hops and malt. This always settles nicely in a glass and cascades beautifully as you drink it. This is another beer perfect for the sunny summer day as you are cutting the lawn or doing yard work.

Oct 08, 2018
 
3.44 by LarrysDeerGut from Illinois on Oct 04, 2018
 
3 by sgttibbs from Minnesota on Sep 26, 2018
 
4.15 by Explosion72 from Michigan on Sep 15, 2018
 
3.67 by BarryMFBurton from Indiana on Aug 29, 2018
 
3.74 by rossracing from Illinois on Aug 05, 2018
 
3.81 by beergorrilla from Michigan on Jul 29, 2018
 
4.02 by Dillinger from Mississippi on Jun 27, 2018
 
3.68 by rsquared59 from Indiana on Jun 26, 2018
 
3.74 by blissfulNemo from Michigan on Jun 21, 2018
Photo of Sabtos
3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Sabtos from Ohio

Classic orange-amber with a lumpy off-white foam, this one is sharp and almost boozy with flavors of grapefruit, graham, pepper and orange via a big yet light froth through a medium body and a cotton dry, drinkable finish.

Jun 19, 2018
 
3.57 by Pro_Magnon from Texas on Jun 03, 2018
 
3.39 by npendres from Wisconsin on May 21, 2018
 
3.48 by GreenEggsHam1 from Ohio on May 14, 2018
 
3.75 by mwade5 from Indiana on Mar 18, 2018
 
4.09 by SmellsofMahagony from Texas on Mar 07, 2018
 
3.81 by Griphon from Florida on Jan 08, 2018
Photo of Cylinsier
4.3/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Cylinsier from Pennsylvania

Tap

Pours mostly clear amber golden. White film for a head.

Smells of bright citrus hops and biscuit malts.

Flavor is of biscuit and maple with citrus and pine hops.

Medium body, tingly carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

Very nice, clean IPA. Good balance between the citrus and earthy hops. This is like an IPA you could get a lot of 5 years ago but has gone out of style and is missed. Definitely worth having and coming back to.

Dec 29, 2017
 
3.49 by BenHoppy from Michigan on Dec 25, 2017
Photo of Jim67
4.15/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Jim67 from Michigan

Not a fan of the bottle but other than that nice!

Dec 22, 2017
 
3.75 by C_Adams from Ohio on Nov 13, 2017
Photo of dcotom
3.57/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5
by dcotom from Iowa

Poured from 12-ounce bottle into a Duvel tulip. Very pretty clear dark amber-colored pour, with a thick eggshell-colored head that left lots of lacing. Aroma is very malt forward, with big notes of caramel and dark bread and a hint of citrus. Lots of malt sweetness on the palate, with flavors of light caramel, orange, grapefruit, pine resin, and orange zest. Brewer claims 66.6 IBU's, and they're all there. There is a very unpleasant oily and resinous finish that coats the tongue and seems to hang on forever, the only negative quality to what is otherwise a solid beer.

Oct 30, 2017
Diabolical India Pale Ale from North Peak Brewing Company
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 579 ratings