Olde Peninsula Opie IPA | Olde Peninsula Brewpub & Restaurant

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Olde Peninsula Brewpub & Restaurant
Michigan, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by tempest on 12-17-2005

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Ratings: 19 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by LilBeerDoctor:
Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed on 6/27/2010. On tap at the brewpub. Pours a slightly hazy orange with a thick white head. Aroma of citrus, sweet caramel malt, and sweaty hops. Flavor of citrus hops, hops oils, caramel malt. A very tasty IPA -- good stuff! One of the better fresh IPAs from a Michigan brewpub.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of PhilsPils
3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap with a meal at the Brewpub. Pretty sunset-orange color with a nice white head. Lots of fresh hops aroma on the nose. Tastes citrusy and slightly pine-y. Very nice balance of bittering hops to malt. I could drink this one real often. Lightly carbonated as an ale should be and *hallelujah*, served at the proper temperature! This was my third beer from my first trip to Michigan, after already having Bell's Two Hearted and Founders All Day. I knew right then that Michigan had something that Texas needed. This review is from notes made two years ago and since then my home state has definitely closed the gap but my hat remains off to the Michigan beer scene.

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Photo of chuckgietzen
3.64/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WoodBrew
3.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The OP IPA was ok....nothing earthshattering. The beer poured a orangish color with white head that left a spotty lace. The scent and taste were mostly bitter...very English traditional. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with subtle carbonation. Overall its ok.

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Photo of tempest
3.35/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A dry-hopped IPA, but not much else.

Amber-orange body with a little head and lacing. Basically smells and tastes just like hops with a little sweetness and malt profile. The aroma is good and strong, but like the rest of this beer, it lacks complexity. Kind of reminds me of a DIPA, but lighter, for its strong hops focus.

If you like dry-hopped beers, check this out.

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Photo of brewpubmellon
3.9/5  rDev +8.6%

Photo of CraigTravor
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.21/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tommy5
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Reneejane
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer was on tap. Was a lovly reddish orange with a white head. The aroma was of citrus. Taste was pretty complex, started with citrus but had a noticeable roasty nutty character that added a lot of depth to this beer. The beer was very drinkable, and was a pretty typical if not slightly more malty version of an IPA

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Photo of BrewMichigan
3.16/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Got this in the bar in a 16oz pint glass.

A- Kinda orange/Coppery color. Not too hazy, nice clarity.

S- Very light on the hops in my opinion. Some citrus notes but nothing over powering.

T- Along the same lines and the smell, some citrus notes but nothing spectacular.

M- Mouthfeel was decent, not too sweet or to bitter and went down nicely.

D- I could drink a few of these but I preferred the Dunkelweizen over this brew.

A fairly decent IPA. I was expecting more from the hops department on this but not bad.

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Photo of karst
4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Sean for bringing back a corney keg and sharing it with MASH membership at April meeting. I was surprised to learn that Opie IPA came from nearby Bell's Cafe in Kalamazoo.

Pours a slightly orange amber with ivory head that leaves heavy lace in the pitcher used to transfer to tasting glasses. Wonderful dry hopped aroma and hoppy flavor with enough malt character to balance. Lower hop bitterness in finish makes this a good session beer. Reminds me somewhat of Victory Hop Devil. I may have to dig out a bottle and compare. Well brewed - I will be looking for Olde Peninsula next time I am in Kalamazoo.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
3.76/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy copper/ orange-ish color with a white head. In the aroma, small hop, touch of citrus. In the taste, small citrus, big piney hops. A small bite and medium mouthfeel, with a semi dry piney hop aftertaste. Very nice, nice piney hops and quite good.

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Photo of swtchuck
2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

Photo of BHansen214
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of scoobybrew
3.43/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was poured from the tap at the brewpub. It has a nice dark amber color with a decent head and okay retention. It has a definite hop aroma with some maltiness. The flavor is very spicy, earthy hop flavor. The malt is subdued, but present. The hop finish is very nice. It has a medium body with low carbonation.

A good IPA, a bit too strong, both with regard to hops and alcohol for drinking pint after pint, but enjoyable. Otherwise, it's a pretty standard IPA.

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Photo of Kyrojack
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Olde Peninsula Opie IPA from Olde Peninsula Brewpub & Restaurant
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 19 ratings