Furry Black India Pale Ale by North Peak Brewery – Beer Review

Style: American Black Ale
Package: 12 oz Bottle
ABV: 7.2 %

I love Traverse City and I am a frequent visitor of North Peak Brewery. However, I have a love hate relationship with some of their beers. It may be that Diabolical IPA was one of my first IPAs and my palate was not ready for all that hoppy goodness, but as my tastes mature I have come to appreciate their work. Not to mention, I love those little 12 oz. stubby brown bottles. It had been awhile since I have had anything from North Peak so I decided to pick something up. I ended picking up Furry, a black India pale ale. I like black IPAs, but they are kind of hard to find. So, I was excited to give this one a try. It pours deep black with a nice tan mocha head and mild amount of lacing. I would say it pours and looks more like porter or stout. However, the aroma is all IPA and malt. You get licorice, dark fruit and piney hops which all pair well together. The overall taste is smooth and crisp. My only criticism is that it did feel a little thin. I’ll give North Peak credit, this beer is done pretty well and is a great addition to their lineup.

Feel free to let me what you think. Until next time, Cheers!

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