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New Beer Blog North Peak Brewing Diabolical India Pale Ale


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New beer tab, we are going to sample out another beer from North Peak Brewing.  It is their everyday Diabolical India Pale Ale.  If you read my earlier beer blog on their Imperial IPA, you know the history of this northwest of Michigan craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read the beer blog post to know the history and information on this Michigan Brewery.  Let us get into the beer.

It has a cloudy copper color with little white bubble head on this India Pale Ale.  The smell is citrus and malty notes.  The taste is mild carbonation citrus notes for this English style India Pale Ale.  The aftertaste is a little weird and I can figure it out what it is.  It is pretty drinkable beer.

Here is a description from their website (www.northpeak.net):

The devil made us do it.  From the ABV and IBU figures to the fiendish use of Cascade, Perle, and Willamette hops.  lucifer was whispering in our ears the entire time.  Citrus and pine scents great you and are followed by the sharp bitterness expected of an IPA.  The beer’s true wickedness is revealed in the smooth Pale, Crystal 30 and wheat malts that surreptitiously broaden the beer’s appeal to more than just hopheads.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.northpeak.net

Twitter:  @northpeakbeer

Closing, I have to say this is one of the worse IPA’s that I have ever had in my life.  It is towards the bottom of my listed.  I do not like the hops and malts that they use in this brew.  I pay good money for a fresh beer.  I had this beer three times.  I had it twice in the bottle and once on draft.  It all tasted the same.  I thought maybe I received a bad beer.  This beer is not the worse in the IPA world.  I could name a few that will be under it.  I love the hops they are using but I just believe they used them wrong or combination of hops is wrong.  It could be the yeast or maybe I received three bad batches.  I really doubt that idea. I will say this many times just because I did not like this beer. It does not mean you will not like it. We have different likes and dislikes and I would run with it. I courage you to go try it.   Please, let me know what you think.  Sorry North Peak Brewing! I am being honest here in this review. Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser

New Beer Blog North Peak Brewing Hoodoo Midwest Wet Hop IPA


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In beginning, we are going to sample out the first brew from North Peak Brewing.  It is their Midwest Wet Hop IPA, which is a double or imperial IPA.  North Peak Brewing was founded in 1997.  They brew several different beer styles and use the classic beer style bottle.  There is not much history on this brewery asides they are in a beer that use to be the old “Big Daylight Candy Factory.”  Let us get into the beer.

It has a clear copper color with a constant white head on this India Pale Ale.  The smell is a slight malty and citrus notes.  The taste is heavy citrus notes.  It is kind of drinkable beer.

Here is a description from their website (www.northpeakbeer.com):

Hoodoo

MIDWEST WET HOP IPA – October

ABV: 8.0%  IBUs: 88

Hoodoo Midwest Wet Hop IPA is the first  of it’s kind. Brewed with fresh from the farm Michigan hops for  exceptional flavor. Hoodoo is hops from start to finish with a little  malt in the middle, just enough to keep Hoodoo from going Voodoo on you.  Not to worry – pretty much nothing but hops.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.northpeakbeer.com

Twitter:  @northpeakbeer

Closing out, I have to say this is the best brew that North Peak Brewing makes.  I love the hops and I am happy to see they are straight from the Michigan Hop Farms.  This brew packs a nice little punch in this brew.  There is a nice malty backbone to cut through and balance the hops.  If you can find a bottle of this brew, you better pick it up since it is not all year-long brew.  I recommend this brew.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser