Diabolical India Pale Ale | North Peak Brewing Company

Diabolical India Pale AleDiabolical India Pale Ale
BA SCORE
3.68/5
538 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
Ranking:
#30,514
Reviews:
162
Ratings:
538
pDev:
11.96%
Bros Score:
3.75
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
107
Trade:
3
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
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 -4.9%

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3.72/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
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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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

It's good to be bad... or even evil at times. Don't get me wrong, I love God but I admit I was drawn to North Peak's creative 6.66 ABV and 66.6 IBU's as well as their diabolically different shaped bottle. This brew has a great pour and its color and aroma is unmistakeably tempting; however, this IPA left me wanting more and in my opinion really does not standout from any other APA.

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3.18/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: golden orange color. almost clear but just a touch of haze. a finger or so of a whitish head that leaves behind a spotty lacing.

Smell: grassy/musky aroma. resiny hops, maybe some citrus. sweet malts

Taste: again dominated by a grassy, musky taste, that is slightly bitter. hops are there but almost tasteless but slightly citrus. good amount of caramel malts

Mouthfeel: fairly light, a little bitter and a little bit sweet

Overall: ehhh. with all the ipas out there this one falls way short for me. too much grass and musk rather than nice hoppy flavors.

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Diabolical India Pale Ale from North Peak Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 538 ratings
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