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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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark orange with a small head that fades fast but left some lacing behind. The smell is hoppy and sweet, with some citrus notes. It tastes like it smells, hoppy, sweet, mild citrus. It finishes with a hint of bitterness, but nothing overpowering. Some malt comes through in the aftertaste and finishes sweet. A smooth medium mouthfeel, a beer done well with good flavor, but nothing that stands out as an exceptional IPA.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm drinking out of the bottle, because it's summertime and drinking beer from a stubbie is a summertime activity. Anyway, I will pour one out and tell you how it looks and such.

Poured into a chilled beer mug. Lot's of cream colored foam. The color is a lovely orangey amber, slightly cloudy. Looks like an IPA. Smells faintly of hops, but it's very subtle when poured. In the bottle it smells of flowers and alcohol. Perfect. The head is hanging around nicely as I drink it. Overall the look and smell are very refreshing and satisfying.

The mouthfeel is very substantial. It slides over your tongue and lingers there. Definitely not a light beer. Chewy and satisfying.

The taste is fantastic. Nice bitterness from the hops, and a nice dose of the flowery, resinous flavor I like from hops. The sweetness of the malt balances well with the bitterness, but it's a very subtle maltiness. Not complex, which I enjoy on a warm summer day. The bitter and sweet flavors combine in each sip and neither overwhelms. This beer manages to be both interesting and exciting, and refreshing and subtle at the same time. Be careful! You can put down many of these in a sitting, and the proclaimed 6.66% ABV will kick your butt.

Overall, this is one of my all time favorite summer beers. It's refreshing, and flavorful, and substantial.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Dense hazy golden orange with a thick off white head, about two fingers worth

S: Pineapple hits your nostrils right off the bat. Then comes orange and caramel. It immediately becomes floral and malty towards the end.

T: floral, earthy hops immediately coat your mouth. Earthy as a fall day. Dirty oranges and thick pine dominate the flavors early. Mid mouth is where the toffee malt comes through. Dry bread. The finish is all dry pine with a decent dry hop bite that lingers ever so briefly.

M: Decent mouthfeel. Its quite easy to drink. Nothing in the way of carbonation.

O: A very sessionable IPA. Not standout in any way but something that would be refreshing on a hot day. /83

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Diabolical India Pale Ale from North Peak Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 546 ratings