Hoodoo Midwest Wet Hop IPA | North Peak Brewing Company

Hoodoo Midwest Wet Hop IPAHoodoo Midwest Wet Hop IPA
BA SCORE
3.94/5
150 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:
#6,973
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
150
pDev:
11.68%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
20
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 150 |  Reviews: 43
Photo of rheimbro
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of MaxPowers
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.76/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

2.0 A: This is an ugly looking brew. Opaque orangish brown. One of the worst colors I've ever seen. This had too much carbonation, so it took three pours to get the glass full. Eventually, three fingers of foamy off-white head. Retention is good, but lacking is sparse and completely randomly placed.

3.5 S: Mega-dank hops. Floral, lightly piney, some herbalness, and most importantly cat piss. Seems to be plenty of bready yeastiness going on as well. Tough to smell much past the yeast and hops.

4.0 T: I'm shocked to find that the yeast isn't overly dominant. Rather, citrusy, floral, and herbal hops do the talking. Yes, the yeast is still there, but it seems to work with the beer rather than against. Mild to moderate bitterness. Some caramel and neutral sweetness. Bready yeast.

4.0 M: Medium body. Good carbonation, despite the multiple pours. Reasonably creamy and smooth.

4.0 D: Good, hoppy beer. Ugly as hell, but easy to drink.

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Photo of runlikeakenyan
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brenden
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is a slightly hazed orange=brown evoking old but polished bronze. The head caps at just over a finger and falls slowly. As it does, it leaves some solid patchy lacing.
The nose is pretty aromatic, heavy on woods with a sort of potpourri spiciness. It's very earthy, must and dank, maybe even a little mossy but in a rustic way that isn't bad. It's almost cottony, somehow, with a fruity sort of undertone.
The taste follows pretty closely with woods strongest and a sort of cheddary note along with the savory spicing and no emphasis on sweetness, just enough to balance. As it is, it leans pithy but not harsh or astringent with lots of that rustic earth coming through again.
Crispness bites yet it doesn't lose it, not to mention smoothness or carbonation even, with a good deal of time. The body is a solid medium and runs semi-dry, perhaps bordering drier.

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Photo of Raime
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
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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Photo of einman
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of elNopalero
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This pours a malty copper color with white, bright foam.

There’s a fresh hoppy aroma on it, with some pine and citrus peel.

The flavor is similar, with a piney hop and a sticky piney finish on the palate. I haven’t been a fan of most of the North Peak beers I’ve tried but this one warrants another visit.

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Photo of FaradayUncaged
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.89/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a nice burnt orange with a thin whit head.

S - Nice sweetness comes first followed by a good amount of piney hops and citrus.

T - Follows the smell. Lots of bitter hops and light amount of citrus. Lots of sweetness. Nicely balanced.

M - Medium bodied with light carbonation. Dry finish.

O - Good beer. Nothing mind blowing but I would drink again.

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Photo of Guy_Costigan
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of patpbr
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a amber/copper with an off white head
S - mostly hops, grapefruit, pine. hints of carmel malt. not as strong as expected.
T - Like the smell, lots of hop flavor. tropical fruit, grass, sweetness. More malty then expected. No one flavor sticks out more then the others.
M - medium body with a dry bitter finish.
O - Its good but not on the same level as many others.

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Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TurboBrew
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Bunkers Sports Bar & Grill, Vandalia, OH

A: The beer is relatively clear light amber in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that died down and left some lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of citrus and pine resin hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has some notes of tropical fruits to go along with the citrus and pine resin flavors. There is a moderate amount of bitterness and this lingers through the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has nice aromas and flavors of fresh hops; the tropical fruit flavors add some complexity to the taste.

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Photo of DMarlinJ
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Randroid
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Cute little 12oz bottle in the typical North Peak style (white label, one color background, something in the middle). Beer poured a cloudy tan/burnt orange color with a thin beige head.

Smell: I can smell some spicy hops before I ever put this near my sniffer! Closer sniffing gives me piney hops, some citrus, and again a trace of "spice" ??

First Drink: Strong bitter hop flavor up front followed by sour citrus notes and finishing with a cleaner "pine" hops flavor.

Mouthfeel: A bit tacky/sticky in my mouth but the carbonation is nice. A good sippin' beer.

Last Drink: A wider variety of citrus coming out now with some grapefruit and orange peel flavors. No real sense of the high ABV but I can feel the "warming" sensation. More sweet malt comes through in the end as well. Nicely varied.

Drinkability: Full of interesting flavors and sensations you can't really go wrong with this brew... unless you aren't a fan of strong IPA!

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of chrismattlin
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of aasher
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of NHhomebrewguy
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Hoodoo Midwest Wet Hop IPA from North Peak Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 150 ratings
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