Vicious American Wheat IPA | North Peak Brewing Company

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251 Ratings
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Vicious American Wheat IPAVicious American Wheat IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
North Peak Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
northpeak.net

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by alexgash on 10-24-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
251
Reviews:
91
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
12.4%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
34
For Trade:
1
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Photo of guzzleacoldone
3.02/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DanGeo
3.43/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jame515
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Harrison8
3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy orange with a thin white head. Head retention is moderate, with little to no lacing left behind. Aroma is dominated by sweet, bread malts, with a dash of pine hop notes. Flavor profile is more malts, but with a pine and earthy bitter hop side. The malts are earthy, and bread-like. Interesting contradiction between the two. Overall, it's on the bitter side. It leaves a bitter, pine taste in the back of the throat. Mouth feel is smooth, with a medium consistency. Overall, it's not the most impressive brew. It seems to be more bitter for the sake of being bitter.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of Drudy8
4.77/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of deebo
1.77/5  rDev -53.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Tsuacad
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kyfarmer
4.96/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of kjkinsey
3.42/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ovaltine
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rocknskol
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Long lasting white head with a full IPA flavor. The body seems to lighten during the finish. Nice IPA.

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Photo of Rons35
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AJmon13
4.87/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of threesignificantstarfish
4.27/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bilmax
2.6/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kybeerdrinker
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap at Hopcat Detroit. Nonic pint. Golden and clear, finger and a half white foamy head, quick dissipation to a thin cap. Aroma is floral and grapefruit. Taste is grapefruit rind, wheat notes, and a strong malt backbone. Nice, but not something to have more than one of.

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Photo of gregcordle
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Drank
3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Not much of a head or aroma, but good malt flavor and bitterness. The wheat is pronounced and adds some complexity. Interesting beer, but not one I would buy again.

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Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nordbier
3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pathman
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Vicious American Wheat IPA from North Peak Brewing Company
3.79 out of 5 based on 251 ratings.
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