Diabolical India Pale Ale | North Peak Brewing Company

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Diabolical India Pale AleDiabolical India Pale Ale
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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:
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.

Added by kegger22 on 12-20-2009

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Ratings: 547 |  Reviews: 164
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.18/5  rDev -13.8%
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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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy copper with a frothy cream head that slowly dissipates, leaving minimal lacing.

Caramel malt, resin, and grapefruit form the initial aroma. Hints of lemon and pine add complexity.

Flavor reveals a bready, slightly sweet caramel malt backbone, with sharp notes of lemon and grapefruit underlying the profile. The finish is fairly bitter and resiny. Tea-like hops emerge in the aftertaste.

Body and carbonation are moderate, with a fairly harsh astringency at the finish.

More malty than most, with good citrus hop flavoring, but the finish is a bit too bitter and harsh for my liking.

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3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 9/20/2013. Pours moderately cloudy orange amber color with a 2 finger dense cream colored head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, orange zest, lemon zest, pine, floral, grass, light caramel, bread, and floral earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity of hop notes with a fair amount of malt balance; and good strength. Taste of grapefruit, pineapple, tangerine, orange zest, lemon zest, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, wheat, bread, and floral earthiness. Good amount of earthy pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, pineapple, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, and bread on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity of bright citrus/floral hops with a moderate malt balance; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy, crisp, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice IPA! All around good complexity of citrus/floral hop flavors with moderate malt balance; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle at Boston's Bistro & Pub, Dayton, OH

A: The beer is slightly hazy amber yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down and left a large patch of bubbles on the surface, a collar around the edge and lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of pine resin hops are present in the nose.
T: Much like the smell, the taste has light to moderate aromas of pine resin hops. There is a moderate amount of bitterness that lingers through the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This IPA isn't overly bitter and isn't that difficult to drink.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Diabolical India Pale Ale from North Peak Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 547 ratings