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Michigan Brewing Mackinac Pale Ale - Michigan Brewing Company

Michigan Brewing Mackinac Pale AleMichigan Brewing Mackinac Pale Ale

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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 16.76%

Brewed by:
Michigan Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mitchster on 06-19-2002)
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Ontario (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Please take into consideration I was very thirsty when I drank this beer. Poured to a deep brushed copper look with ample head and lacing. Seemed that the hop/malt combination were vying for dominance and thus detracted from each other. Noticeable hints of caramel and toffee and perhaps a dried fig tinge added to the enigma of balance. Had overtones of an amber ale to the palate, as a tea like dryness became evident. Still a reasonable thirst quenching Pale Ale that needs a little bridge work to fill in the gaps.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2004 14:54:36 | More by beckerboots
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3.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hazy, dirty copper color with and eggshell colored head. It disapates pretty quickly to a solid layer and leaves a clingy lace.
Slightly fruity aroma with a touch of corn. A floral hoppiness is also noted.
A bit fruity with woodsy notes. A mild piney hopiness compliments the bit of carmel in the malts nicely.
Medium body with pinprick carbonation. Overall a decent drinker, but I was hoping for a bit more.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2004 14:33:45 | More by cretemixer
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North Carolina

3.28/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a orange color with not much head to speak of,aroma is of herbal with malty nuttiness but pretty subdued.Taste is decently balanced with a light soapy hint some resiny hop with a nutty malt finish.Not a great brew by any means but it was worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2004 01:31:08 | More by oberon
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3.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served on draft, at the MBC taproom. Yet another pale ale from these guys. This one does, in fact, have the spicy character of an IPA, but the body is a little darker and maltier. Hard to make this stand out among the many fine MBC brews I sampled during my pub crawl across Michigan!

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2003 15:52:16 | More by DrunkMcDermott
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2.35/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear orange with good solid head. Not much aroma, if anything it smelled faintly of vomit. Taste is a bit malty with a barely noticable hop. The more I drank the more I detected the distinct taste of vomit joining the scent. I'm not sure if it was the beer or me generating the aroma, but either way its not a good sign.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2003 07:44:40 | More by Sixpack595
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Michigan Brewing Mackinac Pale Ale from Michigan Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.