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Hoodoo Midwest Wet Hop IPA | North Peak Brewing Company

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Hoodoo Midwest Wet Hop IPAHoodoo Midwest Wet Hop IPA
BA SCORE
3.93/5
Very Good
154 Ratings
Hoodoo Midwest Wet Hop IPAHoodoo Midwest Wet Hop IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by 33nickadams on 11-04-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,606
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
154
pDev:
11.45%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
20
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 154 |  Reviews: 43
Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of C_Adams
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.38/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of brewtalthrone
3.29/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.11/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A lot darker color than I expected. Almost deep caramel in color. Nose is almost sweet but strong of hops. Taste has a buttery resinous taste that carries for a few s Vonda after initial taste. Decent beer

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Photo of tjwarren
4.48/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Wow. This is probably my favorite fresh hop ale. Not sure why it only get an 86. Beautiful citrusy orange floral aroma. Taste is follow with a considerable bitterness. Oily slick mouthfeel, heavy. Awesome beer to look forward to.

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Photo of superspak
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 9/20/2016. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy medium orange/amber color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, honey, caramel, lightly toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of juicy citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate dark/bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big big tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, honey, caramel, lightly toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine/citrus peel bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, mango, lemon/orange zest, pine, honey, caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero lingering hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/sticky, and slightly slick/resinous balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Minimal warming alcohol for 8%. Overall this is an awesome wet hop DIPA! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV. This is a lot less aggressively bitter/resinous, and more juicy/balanced on the hop flavors than the previous batches. A highly enjoyable offering.

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4.87/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Deliriously floral. Nice light bubbles. Gorgeous nose. Delightful beew

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3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MIbeer27
3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle, dated 09/20/2016.

Bottle into snifter with a muddy orange hue and short-lived, one-finger off-white head.

Aroma is a mix of citrus and dank, green pine, balanced equally by sugary caramel malt.

Taste leans more toward the sugary caramel malt, with the hops hanging out in the background. Booziness becomes apparent as the beer warms, along with a slight warming in the belly throughout.

Mouthfeel is on the plus side of medium with a resiny sweetness that lingers until a building bitterness comes in late.

Overall, Hoodoo is not what I was looking for in a wet hop IPA. The malt sweetness is the star of the show, leaving those precious wet hops in the background.

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Photo of beergoot
3.72/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Deep amber colored body; thick, fluffy, sticky, white head. Spicy, grassy aroma; crystal malt sweetness in the background. Flat citrus flavor; bold hop bitterness; some alcohol. Medium body; creamy; slight astringency.

A fair little beer with a big, boozy bite.

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Photo of DanGeo
3.71/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TurboBrew
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Billydoughnuts
3.64/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of instinct2
3.6/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Raime
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

North Peak Hoodoo.

Ahhhhh North peak...total love hate relationship with these guys. I've hate a few greats, lots of goods and quite a few mehs outta these guys. For example, their IPAs are usually on point but their stouts and experimental beers are usually pretty meh. This one is pretty make or break in terms of how I feel about this brewery. Grabbed this Ron Jeremy dick bottle for $2.89 and I'm hoping for the best! Let's get to it!


Look - From the twelve ounce bottle hard poured into a coca cola pint glass because I'm lazy. Pours a moderate shade of copper-ish sunset with a tint of golden. The head is massive and demands more than one attempt at the pour. Head is frothy and slightly off white consisting of bubbly bliss. Carbonation appears to be about medium on thie brew. Lot's of lacing and stick after the beer is finished.


Smell - Earthy and just a bit of what I typically call oniony. I cannot really put a finger on what fruits I am smelling but they are there. Malt levels really dominate in the nose. Almost smells like a less catty version of Lagunitas Equinox.


Taste - Flavor evelopes with once again those fruit juices I cannot quite put a finger on. Pineapple maybe with a big dosage of malt to check things out. Just a hint of the dank eartyness. Very drying as well. Once again, tastes like a better version of Equinox.

Feel - The feel is very full and exceptionally creamy with a good dosage or carbonation. Beer sits very well and like a pillow within the mouth. Swallows quite juicy and easily. No alcohol presence.

Overall - This is a shorter review than what I typically do. I was a bit worried by the nose but this was a pretty good beer in the end. Just a touch more earthiness than what I would personally like but keeps the hops in check for the most part and the malts are very much welcome to this party..

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4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of runlikeakenyan
3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 5thOhio
4.65/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a typical IPA honey color with bright white head and nice lacing.
Aroma is fresh and fruity.
Taste doesn't disappoint: astringent grapefruit flavors predominate but enough of a slight sweet malt backbone to keep it balanced.
Good mouthfeel and plenty of carbonation.

I'd buy & drink this any day of the week!

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4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Hoodoo Midwest Wet Hop IPA from North Peak Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 154 ratings
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