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Batch 69 - Frankenmuth Brewery

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Batch 69Batch 69

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158 Ratings

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Ratings: 158
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.48%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Frankenmuth Brewery visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jmich24 on 04-19-2010)
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Photo of Lauthaha
4.78/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12-ounce bottle into a beer glass. This beer came as part of a sampler pack from Frankenmuth Brewery.

Appearance: Supreme. Pure golden color with extreme carbonation visible through the glass. Head is very frothy, and leaves a foamy lacing on the edges of the glass as it recedes. Dimples down very intriguingly. I like it!

Smell: Very heavy citrus on top of a sweet malty bottom. Some spice notes as well, with a noticeable alcohol presence. All scents work well together, and nothing is overbearing.

Taste: Flavor assault! Sweetness right up front, possibly a cinnamon/allspice/clementine combination. Hop oils are floral and going strong. Very nice. Taste turns malty very quickly, as the carbonation takes hold. During this phase, the hops come back with a bitterness that is divine. Aftertaste is all bitter hops, but not unpleasantly so. It makes you want to take another drink!

Mouthfeel: Very oily; not a bad thing, but not my thing. Still, it fits the style well and enhances the flavor, so I give it a straight 'good.'

Drinkability: I could easily drink this on the reg. Its ABV is about perfect for a three-drink night for me, and the taste is phenomenal. Definitely a good middle beer.

I don't give a lot of 5s for taste...but this tastes amazing. Very good job, Frankemuth!

Lauthaha, Jan 25, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Randle8281, Aug 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Mark88, Sep 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

RoaringNorseman, Jul 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Beerdanza, Nov 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

twbeecher, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of jmich24
4.33/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Went to the "new" Frankenmuth Brewery. They were all out of their English IPA and the waitress offered me this Pale Ale instead. Batch number 69... 6.9% alcohol and 69 IBU's. Seemed more like an IPA to me.

A: Nice amber color with orange hues. One finger head excellent lacing.
S: Some malt, super hoppy, piney, floral, citrus (orange and grapefruit).
T: Great balance and super hoppy. Piney, floral, citrus again.
M: Medium body, nice carbonation.
D: Very drinkable. I drink two pints for dinner. tried to buy a growler Togo but they only offer fancy growlers at $48 a pop. (No Thanks).

Batch 69 was a great beer.

Overall good experience in a area lacking good craft beer.

jmich24, Apr 19, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

beer4brian331, Feb 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

GrizXTKEX519, Aug 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Szatski, Jul 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

BlakeDannen, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of GiantMidget
4.23/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a variety pack bought at Wegman's in Collegeville PA.

After reading the reviews on here I wasn't sure what to expect.

I'm an IPA guy, so I had high expectations, and I can honestly say that this impressed this hop lover.

Poured into a beer mug, good off white head with nice lacing.

The pine, citrus and almost honeydew like scent permeated the nostrils as soon as I poured.
The flavor not overly dominated by the hops but dry enough to make me wanting more.
Little bit of bitterness on the tongue but that complements so well.
It's not overly unique in the world of IPA's, but with as many 'near misses' and unimpressive ones that I have run into, I'm happy with this one.
Nice ABV as well for a traditional American IPA.
I'd recommend giving it a try and don't assume that the lower rating by the brothers is the be-all-end-all.

GiantMidget, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of joe12pk
4.2/5  rDev +18%

Bottle poured into a lager glass.

A - Clear gold-orange. One inch white head. Minor retention. Nice light lacing.

S - Pine and malt

T - Let stand for 5 minutes. Starts with sweet malt, with citrus and grassy hops. Ends in a bold, dry blast of pine.

O - An excellent IPA that exceeded my expectations. Well done, Frankenmuth!

joe12pk, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of scruffwhor
4.1/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

N8dietz is the man. Thank you!!

Hazey and pale copper and bronzey, brass color and a light tan head that is a monster after the pour. Lots of sticky, dough like lacing, good bubbling, and a thick foam head that retains for all twelve ounces. This beer looks great, except I think its a touch over carbonated.

Resiny bittersweet aroma of biscuits, toasted white bread, caramel, orange peel marmalade, and bitter grassy citrus.

Lots of sweet and bitter orange peel flavors from the hops that combine with teh sweet toasted caramel malts for a well balanced, resiny palated AIPA.

scruffwhor, Jul 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

gphillips5300, Dec 11, 2011
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

jaxray8, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Mattsk1, Nov 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

JoeLacy, Dec 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Drk93TT, Sep 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

QuadriderMX, Jul 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

toyfull1, Jan 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

jamison_sheppard, Aug 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

miwestcoaster, May 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Slay40, May 12, 2013
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Batch 69 from Frankenmuth Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.