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Batch 69 - Frankenmuth Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
good

152 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

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Ratings: 152
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 13.28%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | 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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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev +13%

10-01-2012 00:17:48 | More by t0rin0
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

02-17-2013 18:17:17 | More by djrn2
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

02-18-2013 01:11:01 | More by acurtis
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

2.25/5  rDev -36.4%

06-08-2013 03:08:26 | More by ygtbsm94
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

After an uneventful evening of not so memorable beers, this one comes in to save the day. Nice on all ends. Full flavor profile with good hop character showing through. More earthy with salty tones and a very mild citrus edge. I can dig this. This is a new brewery for me and this is a good beer to start on. I hope that the others I have follow suit to this one.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2012 17:07:43 | More by RblWthACoz
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.3/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

LOOK: Massive head, hazy amber.

SMELL: Citric, spice, biscuity grain, yeast, pears.

TASTE: Hop bitterness, grainy, yeasty, dried hay, herbal, astringent, fruity, dry.

Raw comes to mind, a bit more yeast character than I was expecting. Hop bitterness is at a fine level but the hop character on a whole is blindly flailing at the palate. Decent for the style though does not come close to the benchmark for it.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2011 03:33:50 | More by Jason
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

First had: Philly Beer Scene Tasting panel with Matt Falco at Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, PA

I was privileged enough to be on the tasting panel for PBS Magazine, along with Bill Covaleski of Victory and Greg Ramirez of Exton Beverage. This was one of 21 beers we sampled during the session.

Poured a hazy amber color with a small cap of white head that left a bit of lacing on the glass. Didn't get much from the aroma, basic scents of citrusy hops and caramel malts. Taste of toasted grains, light citrusy hops, somewhat bitter and a bit metallic. Not really bad, but nothing really great in the world of AIPAs. Light-medium body, fairly drinkable, but nothing to get excited about.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2012 05:45:38 | More by Rifugium
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

12-15-2013 14:12:10 | More by BillRoth
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

05-30-2014 15:53:02 | More by Latarnik
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.34/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle, undated but purchased arlier this month near the brewery.

Pour is hazy with a high level of visible carbonation. The amber body is topped by a proportionate and durable off-white head.

Both the aroma and the flavor reflect a slightly skunky element that is subtle enough to possibly be part of the hop component. In any case hops have citrus, pine and herbal aspects. Solid malt base. Mildly bitter finish and aftertaste are better.

Medium body with crisp, lightly aggressive carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2013 21:46:39 | More by chinchill
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

09-15-2012 21:40:41 | More by rolltide8425
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scruffwhor

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +15.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2011 20:29:48 | More by scruffwhor
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Zaphog

Michigan

3/5  rDev -15.3%

04-27-2012 00:53:24 | More by Zaphog
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Brenden

Ohio

3.33/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The color is a clear amber-yellow, maybe even just verging on amber but not quite that dark. There's persistent bubbling activity, though the head never rises more than one finger and recedes fairly quickly. It does, however, retain a sturdy layer that drops a ring and some patches of lacing.
I like the aroma, though some might dislike that the bready malts vie for prominence with the floral and citrus notes (not so much pine, as advertised, though a whiff is there). The hops do win out, though.
The flavor profile is interesting, and after I get past the spritz on the tongue, I get an interesting sweetness in there along with a pithy sort of bitterness. It also gets very minty, too much so for the profile to work completely. It does seem a little muddled. As an IPA, this one's middle of the pack until it's fine-tuned.
As mentioned, there's a spritzy feel in this beer's light-medium body. They may have overshot refreshing, as it never fades off and, while smoothness does come in, it's a little too filling; these two contradictory things combined don't work, though it's not terrible.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2012 12:26:42 | More by Brenden
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drpimento

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Kind of an old school IPA. Served at a good temp. Head was foamy, frothy, off white, Aroma was hop, malt, resin, wet grain. Flavor is similar, hops seem to me to be Cluster and Cascade, carbonic tang. Body and carbonation are good. Finish is like flavor. Ok beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2011 05:39:57 | More by drpimento
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

09-23-2012 01:29:29 | More by tectactoe
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

08-21-2012 01:47:50 | More by bpfrush
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warnerry

Michigan

3.4/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Notes from 2/12/11

A - Pours a somewhat hazy deep golden brown with three fingers of pillowy off-white. Nice rising carbonation. Leaves some nice lacing.

S - Subtle citrus hop aroma. Overall, aroma is underwhelming.

T - I don't see a freshness date, but believe this is pretty fresh. Hops are definitely the dominant component of the taste. Mostly citrus with some pine. Decent amount of malt to balance.

M - Medium mouthfeel with some lingering bitterness.

O - Certainly not a bad beer, but compared to other available IPAs, this is a little underwhelming and doesn't really stand out.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2011 02:40:49 | More by warnerry
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tommy5

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

08-30-2013 12:16:41 | More by tommy5
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -57.6%

02-09-2013 16:39:26 | More by brez8791
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

05-15-2012 22:24:27 | More by JohnK17
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StoutHunter

Michigan

3/5  rDev -15.3%

11-27-2011 04:09:39 | More by StoutHunter
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BMMillsy

Florida

3.81/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from The Wine Seller in Ann Arbor. Pours a light clear golden color with a fluffy white one finger head. Aroma of light pale malts, nice floral hops, and a bit of lemon peel and other citrus. Flavor follows the taste closely, with light sweet citrus and lemon peel, nice pale malt sweetness in the background. Super easy drinking, light bodied, slightly dry and plenty of carbonation. A very nice IPA that is pretty easy drinking and a good style representation. Nothing super special just nicely made.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 22:11:22 | More by BMMillsy
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buschbeer

Ohio

3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle
Served in a conical pint glass

A - It has an amber color with gold highlights. It has yeast suspended in it. Two inches of off white head weakly cling to the glass.

S - It is not very aromatic. I get some caramel malt and citrus hops.

T - I get a blend of caramel malt and citrus hops. It tastes more like an APA

M - Moderate

O - It's a decent beer. It's not one for hopheads though. It's kind of a weak IPA.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2012 19:42:09 | More by buschbeer
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barczar

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a brilliant deep golden with a frothy cream head that leaves thick lacing as it dissipates moderately.

Pine, resin, toasted bread, and caramel malt form the initial aroma. Underpinnings of citrus and soap add complexity. Floral hops emerge late.

Flavor is fairly malt dominant, sweet and caramelly throughout, with bitter hop notes drying out the finish a bit. Diacetyl butterscotch and phenolic plastic surface mid palate. There's a subtle grapefruit flavor beneath, and the finish is resiny.

Body is pretty light, with moderate carbonation, fairly harsh astringency, and substantial alcohol warmth.

The resiny hops and grain astringency are overwhelming. Malt character is far too sweet, and flavoring hops are somewhat lacking. Too astringent and hot for my liking.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2013 22:45:16 | More by barczar
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Batch 69 from Frankenmuth Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 152 ratings.