Diabolical India Pale Ale | North Peak Brewing Company

BA SCORE
82
good
526 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:
526
Reviews:
158
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
12.09%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
105
For Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 526 |  Reviews: 158
Photo of Mattperros
4.62/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of JLaw55
2.75/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of Harrison8
3.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy straw orange with a thin off-white head. Head retention is moderate-strong with good lacing starting in the upper parts of the glass. Resin, pine, and earthy hop notes mix with biscuit malts in a so-so fashion. The malts are heavy, but the bitterness really shines through. Biscuit and bread malt notes open up the flavor profile with bitter pine and earthy hop notes. Mouth feel is carbonated and aggressive, with a medium-thin consistency. Overall, it's a so-so beer. The name and ABV percentage is amusing, and the bottling is cool, but the brew doesn't have much to offer outside of that.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of sd123
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HighGravityMan
3.51/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A: hazy copper. Head less than one finger tall dissipates to foamy blanket quickly. Sticky lacing on sides of glass. Appears to be low in carbonation

S: sweet and grassy. Somewhat musty. Not too dissimilar to wet dog. Not entirely off-putting though.

T: piney and citrus hops come through. Grassy bitterness present. Estery ale yeast leaves a nondescript fruit flavor. Malt barely present but adds a nice sweetness to balance.

F: medium-full body and low carbonation. Feels nice in the mouth.

O: decent ipa. I wouldn't go out of my way for it. I will say it pairs nicely with the chicken and waffles that were ordered with it. Sweet and bready dishes go well with this beer because of the strong hop bitterness and the result is a nice balance of flavor.

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Photo of That_Bearded_Guy
3.72/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tsuacad
3.96/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of neckwrestler
4.56/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of rspauldi
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Loudog1411
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of ShawnB112
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Smooth and easy to drink, not extremely hoppy, just enough.

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Photo of NateDyk47
3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

drank out of a 12 oz bottle.

this is a very bitter IPA. light citrus & malt tastes, but most of what came through was straight bitterness. still an enjoyable beer, but nothing memorable. i may have to give it another try out of a glass and see if that adds anything to the experience.

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Photo of BellsFan
3.72/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of carlborch
4.13/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rich golden pour with a 2-inch white-gold, creamy head. Forward hops in the nose. Some sweetness and citrus (pith?) as well. Medium-full body with dramatic bitter hop notes enveloping the palate. Nice, long, lingering hops and resin in the finish. Some tropical fruits in the background. Belgian lace does form. This IPA is moreish. While the ABV is 6.6, it is not evident. I am not certain what makes it diabolical! Tasty, bright, well-made IPA. I will return for one of these.

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Photo of DarthJustDaTip
4.35/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer has a good flavor and feel. Definitely not an every day IPA

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Photo of MikeZ9654
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jack74
4.18/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rocknskol
4.79/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of warrenslop
3.39/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Diabolical India Pale Ale from North Peak Brewing Company
3.64 out of 5 based on 526 ratings.
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