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Michigan Brewing High Seas India Pale Ale - Michigan Brewing Company

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Michigan Brewing High Seas India Pale AleMichigan Brewing High Seas India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

197 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 197
Reviews: 168
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Michigan Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-19-2002)
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Reviews by GRPunk:
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GRPunk

Michigan

4.38/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle with a "best by" date of 9/13/08 poured into a pint glass.

A- A conservative pour yeilded a 1/2 finger light tan head that became a full lace fairly quickly and left a great stick. The body was a slightly hazy, golden-orange with medium carbonation that struggled through an apparently viscus fluid.

S- Initially there were citrus and pine aromas. Underlying caramel malts came through later and became very pronounced in the end. The caramel was readily apparent. Often times caramel seems to be a "catch all" for malt aromas, but it was definitely a caramel scent in this beer.

T- There was a nice balance. Grapefruit and flowery, earthy hops come through (maybe a resin sort of flavor) with sweet, caramel malts and a hint of brown sugar. It had a clean hop finish.

M- It had a definite hop bite, a good thick/oily feel and medium carbonation.

D- Smooth, yet powerfully flavored. It's a good match to spicy food (I paired it with some Kung Pao from my local take-out joint). I could put back more than a couple in a single sitting.

Overall- I was very impressed. It could become a regular in my rotation if it had more availability.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2008 01:51:37 | More by GRPunk
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So i decided to get a 6 pack of this because i'm a fan of IPA's and i haven't had theirs yet.

A The color of this beer was a very dark amber, alot like Vernors or a ginger ale.. which i anticipated.

S The smell was just as any other ale. Citrus like and hoppy, very hoppy.

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Michigan Brewing High Seas India Pale Ale from Michigan Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 197 ratings.