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Motor City India Pale Ale | Motor City Brewing Works

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Motor City Brewing Works
Michigan, United States
motorcitybeer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by samyoung on 04-24-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,613
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
45
pDev:
17.01%
Bros Score:
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3.52/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NoYouDidnt
4.08/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Straw golden appearance. Aroma of peach and apricot. Taste real similar. Some bitterness to this. Refreshing to drink. Overall, very quality IPA.

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Photo of crewfan1952
3.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Raime
3.17/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Motor City Brewing Works IPA

Blahblahblah another random I threw into my mix a six let's hope it's better than my last obviously dated onion bomb.

Look - Pours a murked shade of copperish golden with a big head that sticks around and loves you long time like an Asian hooker on the streets of Indonesia. Hope you like crabs. Carbonation appears to be moderate with this one. Lacing retained pretty well though it is slowly dropping to the bottom. 3.75.

Smell - Floral an quite midlined in terms of the scent. The malts are surely noticable along with the hops which I would say are likely of the Columbus variety. Doesn't smell too shabby at all, though if it is a sign of things to come it will be a very 3.5ish level IPA. 3.5.

Taste - Starts malty up front with a huge amount of white dried out bread that meets up with a slightly floral hoppyness. Hops come through a bit more and produce quite a bit of juicy ness though they still don't save it very much. 3.

Feel - Body is somewhat watery with a low level of carbonation. Due to the well retained head it is quite creamy. That dried white bread aspect takes over the feel of the mouth and leaves a bit to be desired. 3.

Overall - A decent, although not good IPA. I could have a sixer if I would have bough one. Nothing offensive, but the hop variety just isn't my specific forte I guess. Oh well, $2.19 a bottle so I can't complain much. 3..

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Photo of ElevinoFive
4.32/5  rDev +29%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gemini6
3.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MattDiGug
3.13/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of marcb105
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of entenduintransit
3.89/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cryptichead
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Farinag16447
3.15/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GFM
3.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle poured into Spiegelau IPA glass. Pours a hazy orange amber color. Quickly dissipating two fingers of head. Not much lacing. Has a bit of a coffee scent and an even more pronounced coffee bean element to the aftertaste. Also some sweetness in the scent but not much in the flavor. Nothing unique or special. (7.5)

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Photo of Jas45678
3.29/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 11/11/2014. Pours slightly hazy deep golden color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, light pine, floral, grass, honey, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, floral, grass, honey, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon/orange zest, pine, homey, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity and robustness of citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt sweetness; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, fairly crisp, and lightly creamy/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice and pleasant IPA. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. No quite as boldly hoppy as I expected, but definitely a nicely enjoyable offering otherwise.

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Photo of Fargrow
4.03/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A beautifully cloud IPA. Fifthword.

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3.39/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BobbyOlson
3.59/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of juicebox
3.16/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.2/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev -10.4%

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3/5  rDev -10.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +26.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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Motor City India Pale Ale from Motor City Brewing Works
Beer rating: 3.35 out of 5 with 45 ratings
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