Furry Black India Pale Ale
North Peak Brewing Company

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From:
North Peak Brewing Company
 
Michigan, United States
Style:
Black IPA
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
88
Avg:
3.94 | pDev: 12.44%
Reviews:
56
Ratings:
98
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 08, 2017
Added:
Dec 31, 2010
Wants:
  19
Gots:
  14
SCORE
88
Very Good
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Rated: 3.34 by bcsbeer from Florida

Aug 08, 2017
 
Rated: 3.94 by ZombiesAteMyDog from Indiana

Oct 28, 2016
 
Rated: 3.69 by scottspencer from Indiana

Oct 08, 2016
 
Rated: 3.79 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Aug 29, 2016
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Reviewed by clager from Michigan

2.01/5  rDev -49%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2
Unfortunately date of bottling was almost exactly two years ago to the day, so not exactly fresh. However, my review is similar to others in general sense.

L: Dark black, viscous

S: Malty, sweet, chocolate

T: Thick up front chocolate. No hoppiness. Chocolate through and through with a malty finish.

O: really not what I expected from an IPA and did not enjoy the malty finish.
Mar 11, 2016
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Reviewed by rapayn01 from Kentucky

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bought this is a mix 6 from a suburban Liquor Barn. It is interesting, but not unique. Basically, you'll pick up som stout flavors in a black IPA. As expected.
Dec 13, 2015
 
Rated: 1 by cleve1212 from Kentucky

Dec 02, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by zachpaschal from Indiana

Sep 03, 2015
 
Rated: 3.99 by EdFed from Illinois

Aug 28, 2015
 
Rated: 3.94 by Zuidman from Illinois

Jul 31, 2015
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Reviewed by Raime from Korea (North)

4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Furry by North Peak.

Had my first brew by these guys a few weeks back and was pleasantly surprised so I figured I'd look 'em up again.

Look - Wowza, I understand black IPA but this guy is BLACK. Even comes with a three finger mocha colored head. Can't speak on the carbonation as this one is like looking at a pool of engine oil. Oh well, who doesn't like surprises..This guy. But, we shall see. Lacing is there, though not all that pretty or plentifull.

Smell - Maybe it's because I'm sitting in a room with two hurricane strength fans on a 90 degree Michigan day, but my nose is playing games since this smells far more reminicent of a porter than any type of IPA that I have ever had. Coffee grounds with a swig of the malt and a tad bit dark and fruity. Hoppyness is on the tail end like a stalker girlfriend following you home from work.

Taste - The label says black IPA but my taste buds say chocolate infused java porter. Not sure if this is old, but I really don't care at this point. Sweet milky chocolate on the forefront with a touch of the hops and a sweetness that tastes like ripe cherries..hmm..chocolate java dunkel maybe? Either way it is..interesting.

Feel - Even sits bodied as though I poured a big old quart of oil into my mouth. The carbonation is a tad cold and stinging to my complaints. Body is quite sweet, almost getting a bit like a dose of robitussin.

Overall - Well..in my experience it doesn't fit the style at all. But. I refuse to rate according to that with this guy. While I must fully admit this would make a fine porter, the sweetness was a bit off-throwing. It seems like they threw everything they had into this beer. But I'd fire whoever decides the style. Make it a Fall released porter and you'll have a winner. Anyway, good, warming brew outta North Peak, and I'll be sure to find their number a third time.
Jul 21, 2015
 
Rated: 4.02 by Grand-Raggedy from Michigan

Jul 05, 2015
 
Rated: 4.5 by bcuz7 from Michigan

Jun 14, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by cryptichead from Illinois

Jun 14, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by MPSTARR from Florida

Jun 11, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by Eziel from Ohio

Jun 11, 2015
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Reviewed by Suds from Missouri

3.39/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
Dark, almost black and hoppy. The aromas are of charcoal, piney hops, and a little booze. The beer is sweeter than expected, with a little fruit and some plastic notes. Roasted malt and warm alcohol. Full in body. Not as good as it could have been.
Jun 06, 2015
 
Rated: 3.74 by Rice_Nate_25 from Ohio

Jun 02, 2015
 
Rated: 3.74 by JDoHo from Michigan

May 31, 2015
 
Rated: 3.53 by Desimoaj from Michigan

May 24, 2015
 
Rated: 3.83 by jimmygord from Illinois

Apr 14, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by jjwisenheimer from Indiana

Apr 12, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by Rick778 from California

Apr 09, 2015
 
Rated: 4.08 by lilsmizzul1225 from Indiana

Apr 04, 2015
 
Rated: 4.11 by Eagleyes from Missouri

Mar 25, 2015
 
Rated: 3.77 by fredmugs from Indiana

Mar 25, 2015
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Rated by breakingbland from Michigan

3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
On tap at the brewery on Mission Peninsula.

Strong on hops as expected, but there is a nice malty flavor component.
Mar 07, 2015
 
Rated: 4.06 by stadmo1 from Michigan

Feb 22, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by moshea from Michigan

Feb 04, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by GoTread from Kentucky

Dec 11, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by tykechandler from Kentucky

Dec 01, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by jiggidy from Michigan

Nov 27, 2014
 
Rated: 2.75 by ThatsStout from Michigan

Oct 30, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by psmith161 from Indiana

Oct 29, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by Lukass from Ohio

Oct 22, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Sep 18, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker from Michigan

Sep 17, 2014
 
Rated: 3.89 by shivtim from Georgia

Sep 09, 2014
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Reviewed by UCLABrewN84 from California

3.98/5  rDev +1%
Bottled on 2/20/14.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Thin streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, char, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa, char, and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast and hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a nice balance of roast and citrus zest aspects all around.

Serving type: bottle.
Sep 04, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by kattmunkel from Michigan

Aug 30, 2014
Furry Black India Pale Ale from North Peak Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 154 ratings