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Batch 69 - Frankenmuth Brewery

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Batch 69Batch 69

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BA SCORE
81
good

156 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

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Ratings: 156
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 13.52%
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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Emnmarko

Michigan

3.89/5  rDev +9.6%

A- Pours a hazy amber/ copper colored with a creamy two finger off white head. Talk about hang time, this head doesn't know how to quit. After five minutes there is still a one finger head. 10 minutes reveal a decent cap that remains until the final swallow. Ironically the lacing from it is light. Huh.

S- Modest hop bitterness with lemon, pine and juicy tropical fruit notes. A sweet malt presence backing it up.

T- Right away there is a battle for supremacy of my glass. The subtle bitterness in the nose is re-enforced with a powerful flavor bomb that brings out the citrus, pine and tropical fruit. Not to be outdone however the sweet bready malts step it up as well. Somewhere in the middle the malt flavor gains ground and takes the lead. But in the end the bitterness pushes back and in a bittersweet stalemate, Peace resumes. There are no losers here.

M- Medium bodied brew leaving a buttery/waxy feel.

O- This brew is a perfect example of a Midwest IPA. Bold hop presence with a strong malt backbone. I've had this beer before and I don't think I cared for it as much as this go around. Maybe they tweaked the recipe, maybe my pallet. Good overall and I will enjoy this one again.

03-10-2014 22:51:39 | More by Emnmarko
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EricTKole

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Again on draft while visiting their brew pub in downtown Frankenmuth. Very nice 1 finger head with a light brown to yellow color, somewhat hazy. Good floral nose with plenty of scents of hops to go along. Plenty of sweet to go along with good not overpowering but ever persistent bitterness. Mouthfeel was good to above average had plenty of body and as much as people seem to beat this beer up I felt it could stand up to a lot of the smaller to mid sized breweries year round IPA's that I've had. Overall a nice beer that I will probably seek out from time to time and definitely have when I return.

03-05-2014 17:38:02 | More by EricTKole
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Nich7601

Michigan

4/5  rDev +12.7%

02-25-2014 22:51:47 | More by Nich7601
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NicholasOfMKE

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

02-17-2014 05:25:50 | More by NicholasOfMKE
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Giggy

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

02-09-2014 02:52:58 | More by Giggy
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elkinbrown

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

02-03-2014 04:14:07 | More by elkinbrown
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Pog-Mo-Thoin

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

01-12-2014 04:13:14 | More by Pog-Mo-Thoin
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Zone_Fighter

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

01-04-2014 02:05:39 | More by Zone_Fighter
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jjwisenheimer

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

01-03-2014 05:37:26 | More by jjwisenheimer
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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

Michigan

3/5  rDev -15.5%

12-12-2013 05:11:08 | More by leadahmer
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Agentveba

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

12-06-2013 16:46:45 | More by Agentveba
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Mattsk1

Georgia

4/5  rDev +12.7%

11-20-2013 20:19:28 | More by Mattsk1
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Keiferfillinger

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

11-19-2013 22:41:13 | More by Keiferfillinger
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Extrajoker00

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

11-17-2013 21:59:29 | More by Extrajoker00
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Beerdanza

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

11-13-2013 00:00:13 | More by Beerdanza
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teichsta

Indiana

3/5  rDev -15.5%

10-30-2013 23:47:10 | More by teichsta
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DrFunkenstein

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

10-30-2013 01:00:20 | More by DrFunkenstein
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linnymtu

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

10-15-2013 17:46:16 | More by linnymtu
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Jdra

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

10-14-2013 02:49:52 | More by Jdra
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dpage27

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

10-03-2013 19:53:02 | More by dpage27
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JPDOG

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

09-23-2013 08:43:26 | More by JPDOG
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Gidyup

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

09-11-2013 13:59:43 | More by Gidyup
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carlborch

Michigan

3.05/5  rDev -14.1%

Hazy, golden-amber pour with a 1-inch off-white, creamy head. Early release of carbonation. Sweet malt and hops in the nose. Grainy and grassy nose. Belgian lace forms. Lingering bitterness on the palate after initial citrus, followed by some metallic notes. Medium-light body. ABV is not noticeable.

09-08-2013 20:01:52 | More by carlborch
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.34/5  rDev -5.9%

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.

08-30-2013 21:46:39 | More by chinchill
Batch 69 from Frankenmuth Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.