Dismiss Notice
Subscribe to BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99! (Limited time offer, US delivery only)

Burly Belgo India Pale Ale | North Peak Brewing Company

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Burly Belgo India Pale AleBurly Belgo India Pale Ale
BA SCORE
4.02/5
Exceptional
93 Ratings
Burly Belgo India Pale AleBurly Belgo India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by alexgash on 02-15-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,706
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
93
pDev:
8.21%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
11
Trade:
2
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 93 |  Reviews: 46
Photo of Karibourgeois
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dewsby
3.74/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of donspublic
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from tap into shaker, no head to speak of, minimal lacing. Light golden amber in the glass. Smells citrus, fruity and some muted Belgian esters hanging around. Taste is initially fruity, with a follow-up of citrus, ends with a bitterness that curtails the underlying sweetness. Solid mouthfeel, a little alcohol on the tail end. Would buy this again if I can find it in bottles.

 392 characters

Photo of nausicaa-taos
4.59/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Very heavy for an IPA from Michigan. Threw me off the first time I had it but now have very specific cravings for the weight. Couldn't have a six pack of the stuff, but that's not really what this one'should going for.

 218 characters

Photo of Jack74
3.91/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DanCataline
3.64/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.56/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

i had way higher hopes for this one, after the favorable reviews and all. its pretty simple and underwhelming, and it smells and tastes like it was fermented way too warm, the belgian yeast strain has been somehow compromised, encouraged by temperature to get carried away with the sharp esters and gummy bear notes, really takes over the rest of the beer, especially the hops. some candy sweetness from the yeast too, taffy or something fake fruity. the hops have some fruitiness too, citrus mostly, but its largely lost to the belgian element here. i like the smoother body to it, the perky carbonation, and the drier finish, but the proportions arent right in this one, and as refreshing and still easy drinking as it is, the flavors just arent all there, it doesnt taste anything like an ipa. i am surprised to see others rate this one so highly, i thought it was just okay and actually a little flawed with the runaway belgian yeast in here. i have liked other beers from these guys better than this one for sure.

 1,018 characters

Photo of Harrison8
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a frosty, cloudy yellow-orange with a thin white head. Head retention is moderate, but with good lacing at the start of the glass. Belgian spice, and floral, and pine hop aromas. Nice and subdued aroma. The flavor profile is great, with notes of Belgian spice, citrus, bread malts, and floral and pine hops. It isn't overpowering, over complex, or over bitter, instead it strikes a nice balance between easy sipping, and bitter. Mouth feel is smooth, and easy going, with a medium consistency. Overall, it's a great brew. It has a little bit of complexity, but is otherwise a straight forward brew that uses simple malt and hop notes to get the job done.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

 689 characters

Photo of NateDyk47
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MaxPowers
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AJmon13
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DbbC
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of blinding
3.46/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Billolick
4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz stubby bottle.

Cloudy lighter amber, dull golden perhaps. Frothy and long lasting lite khaki head. Leaves a thick collar and nice looking scattered and fine lacing

Peppery spice, and fresh tropical fruits on the nose.

Bursting with more pepper, yeasty phenols, coriander, melon, mango...more and more...complex, fresh and thoroughly delicious

 352 characters

Photo of stadmo1
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gjl75
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pat61
4.6/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: hazy amber, 2” fluffy foam collar, delicate lace S: Spicy citrus, yeast, light malt.
T: Some biscuit from the malt way in the background but mostly light fruit and hops.
F: Belgian foam and carbonation – medium high carbonation, fine delicate bubbles, medium to full body
O: A nice marriage of American hops and Belgian yeast.

 336 characters

Photo of aratcliffe
3.81/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lukass
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lochef81
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Get_Lowell
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brentk56
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a hazy honey color with a moderate head that leaves a few shards behind as it fades

Smell: Grapefruit, papaya and spicy yeast tones

Taste: Shortbread malt backs up the tropical fruit flavors, with grapefruit, papaya, banana and lychee; after the swallow, the Belgian yeast phenols kick in, bringing peppery spice and herbal elements

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Been looking to try this for a few years now and am glad I finally found a bottle; this is an extraordinarily well-balanced Belgian IPA; a real pleasure to consume

 581 characters

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

Photo of patpbr
3.71/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L - Into a pint glass with a hazy orange appearance and nice white head.
S - Yeast and sweet
T - Like the smell plus Im picking up a little pine and hop bite, caramel is coming though as well.
M - Medium body with a bitter finish.
O - This one was bottled a little over 4 months ago so I think its a little old to be fair.

 326 characters

Photo of randomhero68
3.2/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Taste change after a few beers

30 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Burly Belgo India Pale Ale from North Peak Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 93 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.