Michigan Cherry IPA
Perrin Brewing Co.

Michigan Cherry IPAMichigan Cherry IPA
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American IPA
Ranked #6,201
Ranked #38,947
3.58 | pDev: 15.92%
Perrin Brewing Co.
Michigan, United States
Michigan Cherry IPAMichigan Cherry IPA
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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 12 fl oz can on January 8, 2018. Let your taste buds bloom into the season with our Michigan Cherry IPA made with 100% Traverse City cherries and a well balanced collage of fresh hops. This fruit IPA balances a subtle sweet kiss of tart cherries alongside a deliberate edge of floral bitterness; this homegrown brew will be your warm weather beer of choice.

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Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.77/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz can into Spiegelau IPA glass. Canned on March 10th 2017. Quite old but oh well.

L: Red orange that is slightly hazy, finger of white head has good retention and leaves an excellent sticky lacing.

S: Smells of cherries, almost too sweet, like marachinos but also a touch like cough syrup but not enough to make the aroma unappealing.

T: Surprisingly sweet and bitter too, lots of cherry flavor, not much hop presence but that could be to the age of this can.

F: Light, crisp, lingering sweetness.

O: obviously this isn't going to win many awards but it is tasty nonetheless and unique.

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Photo of jvgoor3786
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

At the brewery. Pours bright red with a small head and good lacing.

Both the nose and the taste have tons of bright cherry. There is a little hop bitterness, but it's not a typical IPA.

Very good beer and easy to drink.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clear copper body, some white lacing. Nose is floral. Flavor has a cherry element in front, a bit of sourness, and a mildly bitter tail. Feel is crisp and clean. Decent.

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Photo of Blackop555
3.46/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours light red. Foamy, medium, white head that lasts a while with light lacing.

Smells sweet cherry and a touch of citrus peel and earthiness underneath.

Tastes like a more cherry version of Sam Adams cherry wheat. Sweet cherry to front followed by a touch of citrus peel. Finish is dry with an earthy bitterness. Lighter medium body and creamy medium carbonation

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Photo of AngusOg
3.9/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from can into snifter.

The appearance is a beautiful reddish hue from the cherries that I'm a sucker for. Not getting any hops whatsoever, so not sure what makes this an ipa. However, what I am getting is a pretty tasty, refreshing slightly tart cherry ale. One of those beers where expectations might make this beer a bit of a failure, but if you take it alone for what it is, this was an alright, enjoyable brew.

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Photo of -Andrew-
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

'Tis a fine beer, but sure 'tis no IPA.

This is delicious and refreshing and I'm so glad I got to taste it, but it has nothing that would lead me to call it an IPA. It's in the same boat as Perrin's blackberry "IPA" in that regard.

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Photo of 98green
3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a can. I was excited to try a cherry IPA, but was not a fan of this one. I will admit it is a function of my tastes, not the beer. This is a pile of sweet and tart cherry on top of some kind of ale I can't identify on account of all the cherry. Much like my suggestion for Perrin's grapefruit IPA, this might find a better audience billed as a shandy. I tried not to knock down the ratings too much for the adjunct dominance, but I can't score it more than average at best. Will not seek out again

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Photo of superspak
4.03/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 3/10/2017. Pours fairly crystal clear pinkish/reddish orange/amber color with a 1-2 finger dense light pink head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big tart/juicy cherries, grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, light pine, honey, light caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of cherries, citrus/pine hops, and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart/juicy cherries, grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, honey, light caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine/grassy/citrus peel bitterness and light fruit tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of cherries, grapefruit, tangerine, lemon/orange peel, pine, honey, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of cherries, citrus/pine hops, and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitter/tartness balance, and zero astringent hop/fruit flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from lingering bitter/tartness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately bready/grainy/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Slight resins and fruit acidity near the end of the glass. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.3%. Overall this is a great fruited IPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of cherries, citrus/pine hops, and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth, easy, and quite refreshing to drink; thanks to the balanced bitter/tartness and drying finish. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of TurboBrew
3.18/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours translucent pink/light red into glass.

Head is light red and 1/2in. leaves lacing and holds a ring of head throughout.

Nose is sugar, light Carmel malt... overpowering sweet cherry juice.

Taste follows suit. A little bitterness/grapefruit from Cascade, but the cherries really overpower anything else this beer has to offer.

A crisp refreshing cherry beer on a hot spring or summer day for me. Very quick and clean. Cherries overpower any other ingredients opportunity to shine in this one...which is both good and bad ! Worth a shot.

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Michigan Cherry IPA from Perrin Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 34 ratings