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North Peak Grizzly Peak Series: Hellion Midwest India Pale Ale

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dal9000 (454) - 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 (4944) - 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 (5235) - 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 (6987) - 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 (10770) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (3308) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle. Aromas are wet grass, wood, light caramel, and candied pineapple. Tastes like huge candied tropical fruit with dank grass and strong malt sweetness. Mild bitterness in the finish. Pretty good it wears on you after drinking the whole bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
onceblind (6696) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 26, 2015
Slightly cloudy deep golden with a thin Rocky white head. Lovely aroma with piney and leafy-floral hops, and a little bitter grassy undertone with a bit of grapefruit pith. Spicy and bitter grassy flavor with some bitterness throughout and much pithiness, but itís got loads of old world biscuity blondeness as a base. Very bright and bitter and bold while retaining a bit of old germain charm.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (2025) - New York, TURKEY - AUG 1, 2015
Draught@ Jolly Pumpkin Ann Arbor. Rich orange color with small frothy white head, faint hops aroma, low carbonation, slightly sweet taste with strong floral hops flavor, orange peel in the background, long hoppy finish.. Deliciously hoppy!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2709) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - APR 2, 2015
12oz bottle (bottled on 6/11/14) - nose is grapefruit. Sip adds a malty backbone. OK, OK. Iím disappointed by this. All of the others Iíve tried from North Peak have been awesome. I guess I raised the bar too high or maybe Jolly Pumpkin canít brew very well, or both or something else or a combination. Wife loves it and she can have it. Just checked the date - that might be why this is off.

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