Diabolical

Michigan
United States
Diabolical by North Peak Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
87
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

This IPA is unfiltered and dry-hopped with Michigan grown Chinook and Cascade hops. It has a smooth malt character and citrus pine aroma.

Profile

ABV: 
6.66%
IBUs: 
66
Served at: 
38 - 42º
Hops: 
Michigan Cascade, Michigan Chinook, Centennial
Malts: 
Pale Malt, Crystal 30, Crystal 75, Wheat Malt
Judges Review 
Lyn Howard's picture
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

North Peak Brewing Company’s Diabolical India Pale Ale was judged as a BJCP category 21A American IPA. The aroma is unique combinations of citrus, mango, melon fruitiness blended with a healthy dose of pine, and then the alcohol hits. There are light sugary malt accents in the rear but the nose is primarily hops and alcohol.  It is a crystal clear, golden yellow color and pours with a creamy off-white hear that creates lacing on the sides of the glass. The flavor is hop forward with an assertive resin, piney with only hints of the honeydew melon fruitiness that presents itself in the nose. It has an assertive, tongue-raking bitterness and a slightly grainy, husky malt quality that settle into a dry, tea-like astringent finish. The alcohol is as apparent in the flavor as it is in the aroma. With a medium body and medium-low carbonation, this very assertively hopped IPA is not for the faint of heart. It would likely pair well with soft creamy cheeses or anything fried.

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