Beer Type: American Double/Imperial IPA - 9% ABVAppearance: Cute little 12oz bottle in the typical North Peak style (white label, one color background, something in the middle). Beer poured a cloudy tan/burnt orange color with a thin beige head.Smell: I can smell some spicy hops before I ever put this near my sniffer! Closer sniffing gives me piney hops, some citrus, and again a trace of "spice".
First Drink: Strong bitter hop flavor up front followed by sour citrus notes and finishing with a cleaner "pine" hops flavor.
Mouthfeel: A bit tacky/sticky in my mouth but the carbonation is nice. A good sippin' beer.
Last Drink: A wider variety of citrus coming out now with some grapefruit and orange peel flavors. No real sense of the high ABV but I can feel the "warming" sensation. More sweet malt comes through in the end as well. Nicely varied.Drinkability: Full of interesting flavors and sensations you can't really go wrong with this brew... unless you aren't a fan of strong IPA!Notes: I dig this Michigan brewery. One of my favorites and this beer is a good example of why.Verdict: 4.25 out of 5. A lot going on here for a style that is mostly about high ABV and lots of hops! Now what the heck is a "wet hop IPA"??