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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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Photo of Emnmarko
3.89/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Emnmarko, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of EricTKole
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

EricTKole, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of Nich7601
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Nich7601, Feb 25, 2014
Photo of NicholasOfMKE
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

NicholasOfMKE, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of Giggy
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Giggy, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of elkinbrown
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

elkinbrown, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of Pog-Mo-Thoin
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Pog-Mo-Thoin, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of Zone_Fighter
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Zone_Fighter, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of jjwisenheimer
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

jjwisenheimer, Jan 03, 2014
Photo of BillRoth
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

BillRoth, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of leadahmer
3/5  rDev -15.5%

leadahmer, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of Agentveba
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Agentveba, Dec 06, 2013
Photo of Mattsk1
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Mattsk1, Nov 20, 2013
Photo of Keiferfillinger
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Keiferfillinger, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of Extrajoker00
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Extrajoker00, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of Beerdanza
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Beerdanza, Nov 13, 2013
Photo of teichsta
3/5  rDev -15.5%

teichsta, Oct 30, 2013
Photo of DrFunkenstein
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

DrFunkenstein, Oct 30, 2013
Photo of linnymtu
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

linnymtu, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of Jdra
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Jdra, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of dpage27
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

dpage27, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of JPDOG
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

JPDOG, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of Gidyup
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Gidyup, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of carlborch
3.05/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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.

carlborch, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of chinchill
3.34/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

chinchill, Aug 30, 2013
Batch 69 from Frankenmuth Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.