Friday, September 30, 2011
Game Day Beer Review: North Peak Brewing Co. Diabolical India Pale Ale
(6.66% ABV). Diabolical pours a thin apple-ciderish red, with relatively little head. The predominant smell is hops, with just a hint of mellow pine needles and honey on the finish. I'm getting hops, too, upon tasting, but this beer's not overhwelmingly bitter. I also taste just a little bit of malty sweetness and some faint floral notes, and a little hint of grapefruit becomes more apparent as the beer warms.
It's a decent but not great IPA. It' definitely thirst quenching, and something very refreshing to have after spending the early afternoon of a hot summer day out on Lake Michigan. I'll give it a B.