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North Peak Grizzly Peak Series: Hellion Midwest India Pale Ale

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 9.99%
The devil is in the details. The light touch of pale and wheat malts. Amarillo, Cascade, Simcoe and Chinook hops. Massive hops additions imbue a wicked bitterness and the intense floral aromas of citrus and lush tropical fruit. Hoppy, hoppy, rich and golden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2016
Non Beer Trip Beer Trip Beer #92. Keg at Jolly Pumpkin Ann Arbor, 3/12/16. Clear golden, large foamy white head, good retention. Aroma of toffee, wheat and citrus hops. The taste is toffee, wheat, caramel, herbal and citrus hops. Medium-full bodied, low carbonation, mild booze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gpekar (494) - Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2016
Poured a clear golden amber with a touch of copper. There was a tall light beige foamy head that became slightly creamy as it settled. There were a lot of carbonation bubbles rising up in the glass. The predominate aroma was sweet caramel malt, some biscuit and a hint of chocolate. The beer had a slightly silky feel with a big caramel malt sweetness. It took awhile for the hops to cut through the malt and give a nice citrus bitterness in the middle and try to balance off the huge amount of malt sweetness. I liked this beer a lot, but it seemed to me that the hops was overpowered by the malt sweetness. It needed more hops or less malt to be a really great tasting beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
screigh (670) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2016
Pours a slightly hazy orange color the thinnest white head with a little lacing. A spicy malt aroma. A weird mix of a woodsy flavor mixed with a sugary malt. The alcohol flavor reminds me a bit of the aroma of paint. While my review may come off as horrible there is something pleasing in this mix and I could see it being amazing to the right person.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5724) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2016
Deep super hazy golden and lightly copper coloured body with a thinnish, fast-dying tan head. Aroma of resin, alcohol, malt, rich hops, caramel and a good deal of toffee. Full-bodied; Strong alcohol and pungent malt flavours throughout with a big hop presence, but bigger malt and alcohol note that shows very strongly. Aftertaste shows some dry hops, a lot of earth, nuts and especially caramelised/toffee sweetness on the finish with a big alcohol burn to get past. Overall, a good, but slightly too strong beer with a lot of flavours and alcohol tastes instead of more of a complex hop vibe. Regardless, still nice to sample, especially with the stubby bottle. I sampled this stubby 12 ounce bottle purchased from Siciliano’s in Grand Rapids, Michigan on 11-September-2015 for US$3,39 sampled at home in Washington on 23-June-2016.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dal9000 (541) - Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Short bottle. Immediate Malty and caramel and slightly sweet. The hops hit after inhaling ---Rated via Beer Buddy

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Matthew89 (4) - Ann Arbor, USA - OCT 28, 2015 does not count
Wow. Huge hops from front to back. Powerful yet well balanced Imperial IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (5094) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2015
Auburn-tan brew, stubby bottle, decent label. Pour makes a nice tinged ivory lather. Mature, malty aroma with toffee and subtle esters. Assertive, woody bittering at first swig. Sweet at times, boozy at others. A slightly ragged balance, barleywine-ish. Chummy, chewy, interesting. Finish is bitter and flawed. ABC Liquors, Betton.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (5683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2015
Apricot and grapefruit. Pretty heavy. Dank fruits and bitter on the tongue. Bottle at home. Not bad

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PorterPounder (7417) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 11, 2015
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - Betton - 12 oz stubby bottle. Slightly murky dark copper pour, nice bone-colored head that leaves a nice film of lacing. Aroma has some ripening fruit accents, some alcohol, a touch of baking bread. Flavor is just a little too much of everything, no subtlety whatsoever, too much molasses sweetness, bitterness is hidden too deep within the maltiness to make this an enjoyable Double IPA. Mouthfeel is decently thick. Glad this was only 12 oz.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
crossovert (11423) - Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2015
355ml bottle. Haze gold pour. So this is brewed at jolly pumkin who makes good sour ales. But wow the aroma of this one just fucking sucks, they totally fucked up, smells like any old homebrewed amateur acetone smelling ipa. the flavor is a bit more tolerable but it is sickly sweet like those fruit flavored candy canes, boozy, melon, not as acetony, not great.

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