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Detroit Beer Co. Local 1529 I.P.A. - Detroit Beer Co.

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Detroit Beer Co. Local 1529 I.P.A.
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85
very good

40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.94%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Detroit Beer Co. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: proc on 10-01-2003)
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Ratings: 40 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by tectactoe:
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

tectactoe, Aug 03, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the tap a slightly hazy peach with a very tight creamy white head that like others beers I had from here was very well retained.Not in your face hops in the nose but very nice citrus character over top of lightly sweet biscuit malt,an easy going down IPA 6.5% alc on chalkboard but was quite refreshing with tangerine and citrus with the pine being subdued over top of a sweet dough-like malt base.I think a very good offering my wife Not a hophead even enjoyed it.

oberon, May 07, 2006
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

SmellsofMahagony, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of dcbeers
3/5  rDev -20.4%

dcbeers, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of cynical1027
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

cynical1027, Feb 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

DrIPA, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of cgrz
4/5  rDev +6.1%

cgrz, Nov 21, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

tommy5, Jan 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

ballertim, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of beer4brian331
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

beer4brian331, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of HardyA
4/5  rDev +6.1%

HardyA, Apr 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

smb4087, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of styleisking
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

styleisking, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of woodychandler
4.3/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This arrived with a rocky, white head that dissipated to wispiness pretty quickly. It was a very cloudy, deep amber color, bordering on light orange. The nose was very hoppy, but mingled with a yeasty mustiness. The mouthfeel was medium with a good hops presence. The finish was wild: yeasty, grainy, hoppy, all at once. Simply a young, unfiltered beer that I was elated to have come upon while I was visiting the area.

woodychandler, Aug 25, 2006
Photo of BrewMichigan
4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this on-tap at Detroit Beer company after the Frozen Four.

I did not take any notes but thought I should review because it was a decent IPA.

A- Was in a plastic cup (must have run out of glasses) so could not tell really how it looked.

S- Had some good hop aroma, more toward citrus/grapefruity than piney. Must be some Amarillo hops in there.

T- Good bitterness with good hop flavor.

M- was what you'd expect from an IPA, little malt and good hoppiness.

D- was a good smooth drinking IPA, would have had some more if they weren't so expensive that night.

BrewMichigan, Apr 12, 2010
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

DuffBeer14, Jul 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

combatFlexo, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of ahking
3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The illustrated black board advertising this beer at the DBC lists the ABV at 6.5%. Pours a nice orange tinted gold color with foamy head. Lacing went all the way down the glass. Nice pungent aroma of cirtusy hops. Flavor is dominated by the hops with little malt character. This marks the major difference between Royal Oak's and Detroit's IPA. Lots of malt character in the R.O. version. But this is a classic IPA, slightly slick on the tongue and warming.

ahking, Dec 08, 2005
Photo of thedoubler55
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: A clear orange that leaves a nice finger of off white head at the top with a little lacing around the glass as you drink.

S: Lots of citrus on this one and some good pine hops throughout.

T: Almost exactly like the nose, lots of citrus and hops and a slight hint of honey on the tail end.

M: Medium Bodied, and a good amount of carbonation.

O: I went to this brewery while in Michigan, a very nice place with good beer and nice people, this was a good brew enjoyed it.

thedoubler55, Apr 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a growler purchased at the source and later poured into a pint glass.

Cloudy orange with a rocky head that showed good retention and left plenty of lace.

Well balanced aromas of malts and west coast(?) hops. The nose on this one is very close to Two Hearted and Crooked Tree. It has those robust aromas that are associated with great IPAs.

Again balance is exemplified in the taste. Plenty of malty goodness upfront followed by a grapefruit infused hop flavor that is as strong in intensity as the malt profile, yet nothing gets out of control or goes too far.

Fuller mouth than most IPAs and it is dangerously drinkable. It would be easy to drink a whole growler...or so it seems.

ypsifly, Nov 20, 2006
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

RyanCFriedrich, Nov 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

CBodamer, Jan 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on tap at Detroit Beer Co.

A - Golden and hazy with a moderate white head. Some lacing.

S - Lots of floral hops and some yeast.

T - Fruity and floral hops with a nice citrusy bitterness and a toasted malt foundation.

M - Moderate consistency and a great low to moderate level of carbonation.

D - Very enjoyable and quite easy to drink. Makes a good session beer.

GJ40, Jan 13, 2009
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2/5  rDev -46.9%

307x, Jun 23, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Fairly clear orange color with very good head. A bit of a golden tint. 2 Fingers of head go away quickly. Leaves a great lacing on the side of the glass.

S- Citrusy hops and some piney hops. No malt scent.

T- Pretty bitter for and IPA, which I like. Lots of citrus background in the hops. Not much of a malt balance, but the malt that I get is chocolate in flavor.

M- Similar to sierra nevada, although much more of a bitter aftertaste.

D- Drank a lot of this already. Will drink it whenever I have the chance. Good move to stop by and get a growler.

tadowdaddy, Dec 07, 2008
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Detroit Beer Co. Local 1529 I.P.A. from Detroit Beer Co.
85 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.