Diabolical India Pale Ale | North Peak Brewing Company

527 Ratings
Diabolical India Pale AleDiabolical India Pale Ale

Brewed by:
North Peak Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.66%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by kegger22 on 12-20-2009

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3.04/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Coming once again from the cold north, Traverse City MI, is Diabolical India Pale Ale

Pours a majestic copper gold, and is quite hazy. The smell is that of strong pine and hints of floral hops that emanate from this gem. Bitter is an understatement, and its devilish name is symbolic of the punch that it gives. To the tastebuds it is both refreshing and abrasive, but has a nice smooth aftertaste that overflows with hoppy goodness. Pours a medium head, and the taste is reflective of the smell.

Drinkability: This is a solid IPA from the folks in Northern Michigan, but is not a beer that could be drank in an quanitity (unless one wanted to end up on the floor with a headache the next morning). Happy drinking!

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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

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

Bottled 1/13/14.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Tiny particles of sediment are seen suspended in the beer after the pour. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and earth flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a solid, slightly earthy citrus forward hop presence all around.

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up on a whim during a recent stop at my favorite beer store. It pours a handsome copper color with a thick off white head that gives way to a nice film and lacing. Bonus points for the clearly unfiltered sediment floating in my glass, definitely one of my favorite attributes to any beer. The nose is somewhat malty for an ipa but has underlying notes of pine and citrus fruit. The body is a bit thicker than most ipas with a bit of chewy dry finish on the tail. The flavor is quite packed with lemon and pine hops. There is an initial citrus bite followed by a nice malt note then finishing with a bitter pine and citrus bite. This one does seem more bitter than the advertised ibu. I know its a gimmick but I give extra credit for the 66.6 ibus and the 6.66% abv.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Interesting beer, thanks to everlast223 (reddit).

Pours a nice creamy pillowy 2 finger head that fades at a med to slower pace and leaves nice soapy lacing all over the place, a super hazy murky orange-red colored beer that even seems to block the light.

Nose is very fruity, fruity hops everywhere, mild tangerine and clementine citrus, hint of grapefruit, fruity bubblegum, little apricot and stone fruit, hint of pine and sap, mild spicy hop, and into candy malts with a little syrupy note, caramel candy.

Taste brings sweet malts at first, a little candy like, syrupy candy with a little caramel. Then hops come in big, spicy and chewy right off, quite bitter too, with an earthy note. Hops bring a little fruit but not nearly like the nose, hint of stone fruit and fruity bubblegum, into a mild pine and sap too. I also get the slightest hint of a buttery diacetyl feel I think, it's the slightest bit but I really think it's there. The finish is sticky and fairly sweet still, hint more buttery diacetyl, but a big chewy spicy hop that seems to linger forever, touch of orange rind too.

Mouth is med bod, lots of fluffy carb.

Overall not bad, the nose was good, appearance great, taste was OK but the hops turn a bit meh, spicy and chewy rather than that nice fruity flavors, and that hint of diacetyl I think turns off a bit. Otherwise nice.

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Diabolical India Pale Ale from North Peak Brewing Company
3.64 out of 5 based on 527 ratings.
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