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Batch 69 - Frankenmuth Brewery

Not Rated.
Batch 69Batch 69

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
81
good

180 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 180
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.96%
Wants: 2
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Frankenmuth Brewery visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jmich24 on 04-19-2010

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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3.38/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mchegash
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - 4/5
An incredibly bright and vibrant orange color. One to two fingers of head. Moderately hazy, with particles visible throughout the beer. Visible rising carbonation is sparse-ish.

Smell - 4/5
Thick, sweet, slightly alcoholic malts. Hop presence is minimal, maybe some mellow citrus notes. Not what a typical IPA smells like, but I prefer malts over hops any day.

Taste - 3.5/5
Dark sugary slightly alcoholic, slightly fruity malts. Some light pine hops. Overal flavor is okay.

Mouthfeel - 3.75/5
Medium bodied, crispy and smooth and different points during the sip. Slight bitterness. Carbonation is moderate-light.

Overall - 3.5/5
This was not a bad beer, but nothing special. Was not very IPA-like.

Photo of BobbyOlson
3.78/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JakeForest
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of marcb105
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of goast8127
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of cryptichead
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of mlacanne
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #73 (Feb 2013):

Not your usual IPA here, not as clean as expect either but still a decent sip. Hops are a bit brash and come across as perhaps too much though we are hopheads so we can take a bit of punishment. Enough malt to balance it out for the most part, the lively yeast left a trail of nuances for the palate to figure out or be confused with. Worth a try.

STYLE: American IPA
ABV: 6.9%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

LOOK: Pale copper color, good clarity, sticky lacing

SMELL: Citrus, mint, earthy, caramel, herbal, evergreen, browned apples, musty yeast, estery

TASTE: Creamy, medium bodied, very bitter, semi-astringent, caramel, dried grass, yeast, herbal, minty, citrus rind, tropical fruit, mineral, semi-dry bitter finish

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3.12/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of MotorCityKitty
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of rlsims
2.8/5  rDev -21.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of jiggidy
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Tracker83
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of FaradayUncaged
3.1/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of lochef81
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of profholt82
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of szmnnl99
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of PursuitOfHoppiness
3.64/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of clager
3.31/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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Batch 69 from Frankenmuth Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.