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RATINGS: 225   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 67   EST. CALORIES: 200   ABV: 6.66%
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 greet you and are followed by the sharp bitterness expected of an IPA. The beerís true wickedness is revealed in the smooth Pale, Crystal 30 and wheat malts that surreptitiously broaden the beerís appeal to more than just hopheads.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (6034) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Draft at the brewpub. Slight haze in the honey colored beer. A smallish off white head. The nose is pine, ligjter caramel, and a hint of spice. The flaver is also pine and floral hops with grain and citrus. This is a solid IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2011
12oz bottle picked up at Jolly Pumpkin in Ann Arbor, MI. Bottled on Aug 17, 2011. Pours a mostly clear, orange-red colored body with a finger-width, frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma is sweeter orange citrus with some biscuity caramels offering a light sweetness. A light mix of florals and grass with a touch of grapefruit rind. Flavor is lemon-rinds, bigger florals, and some grass up front with a sweeter aspect. Some light caramels and a touch of biscuit come in along with some oranges and grapefruits. Gets a bit herbal into the finish where the bitterness increases, but there is some sweetness. Dry, floral, orange-sweet hoppiness, and a touch of bready caramel in the finish before leaving a fairly lengthy aftertaste. Medium-light body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a decent IPA. Some sweeter orange, floral hops and a lighter caramel that is balanced and easy drinking. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jrallen34 (3504) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2011
bottle... murky gold body, light white head... the nose is too light but decent, a bit of pineapple and pine... tastes better then nose, more flavor than anticipated not a lot of hops, a sweet, drinkable ipa but kind of boring

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
strongpieman (1635) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - AUG 26, 2011
Bottle. Definite pine and floral hop aroma. Orange amber color, tall foamy off-white head... a little cloudy. Sharp bitterness but is missing something to make this a better IPA. It grew on me a little as I drank more of the bottle. Overall, not bad. I would have at the restaurant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
garrison (792) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2011
Purchased from "Ludlow Wines" in Cincinnati, Ohio - Alright, this is not a great American IPA, but I purchased it and find it passable for the style. Now live with my opinion or die with it on your mind.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5371) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2011
Bottle. Piney nose is sticky with an earth/caramel base, otherwise Iím mostly pulling out Cascade here. Orange pour with a rocky beige/tan head. Taste is bittersweet, not terribly strong but cleansing. Light body a little watery, dryish malty finish with a little too much crystal, but the main course has bright and supple citrus, bendy like Crystal Light. Works for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
brokensail (14558) - San Leandro, California, USA - AUG 5, 2011
A: The pour is orange in color with a small white head that fades away quickly. S: The hop aroma is slightly floral with a little bit of bread. There is a strange apple note to the beer as well as some grassy hops and a mild skunk. The back end has a bit of sweet malt. T: Starts off with semi-sweet bread and malt. The beer is only somewhat hoppy, especially for an IPA. The same green apple, grass, and just a touch of sweet citrus. There is only a mild bitterness. M: The body is medium with a medium to high level of carbonation. O: Pretty lackluster, underwhelming IPA. I wasnít a big fan of this one.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
VertBaconStrips (2250) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 3, 2011
Early on... in†the beer tent during MBF 2010 - RBSG, the actual casual conversation regarding beer with beer enthusiast savvy1982 captured on my iPhone. † J: Whatís it called? K: Ah, this is called the North peak something ipa J: Nice. and how good IS this beer? K: Oh, its delightful -†if you like things that suck. J: Oh - me! J: Ok, this is an ipa you said? Oh it smells awful! It smells like that fucking, uh, hopcat drink i had K: Shitty homebrew J: It is shitty homebrew! Oh Iím not even going to drink th - oh my God this smells fucking foul! K: (laughter) J: fuck fuck fuck. what else we gotta say - weíll do a dual review on my stupid phone K: fuck - fuck - fuck J: This is fuck fuck fuck. This smells awful. K: foul. fail. J: I donít know what this this K: fail copter J: itís like, you†kn.. itís itís like the liquid that leaks out the bottom of a dumpster K: No, this this reminds me actually of a beer. I made a really cool ipa with new Zealand Riwaka. J: This sucks K: I donít have enough things that score an 0.6. J: There you go. Uhhhgg K: Ya J: Itís bitter - itís got some itís definetly got some citrus to it but this is sh K: yea J: This is fucking garbage man. fuck fuck fuck.Yea, †This is† ..06 pour to the floor†

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DrSilverworm (9456) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2011
12oz bottle. Somewhat hazy amber color, minimal head leaving minimal lacing. Fruity hop aroma, but itís lacking something. Strange bitterness. Carbonation a bit strong. Lightly (metallic?), oily aftertaste. Not at all drinkable. Got to admire North Peak for having several different IPA offerings, though. They definitely are distinctly different, so far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (2542) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2011
Hazy golden with a lasting white head. Aroma is caramel malts, sugary, fruity. Medium to full mouth. Flavor is full of lightly citrus fruit, sweet malts, and a nice lasting tingle of bitterness. Pretty solid IPA.

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