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Michigan Cherry IPA | Perrin Brewery

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Michigan Cherry IPAMichigan Cherry IPA
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Michigan Cherry IPAMichigan Cherry IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Perrin Brewery
Michigan, United States
perrinbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by TurboBrew on 03-24-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,407
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
25
pDev:
16.91%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
6
Trade:
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Ratings: 25 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.77/5  rDev +8%
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 BenHoppy
1.95/5  rDev -44.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Photo of jvgoor3786
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
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 claire363
4.33/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.73/5  rDev +6.9%
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 silevrfox
4.19/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of needMIbeer
4.03/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of biggoon16
3.48/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.67/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Blackop555
3.46/5  rDev -0.9%
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 Zaphog
3.74/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Danielr26
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SteveJeremy
2.91/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of AngusOg
3.9/5  rDev +11.7%
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 Mikecd234
3.28/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of chuckgietzen
2.75/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
2.08/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Some cherry flavor doesn't taste like an IPA has more medicinal cherry lager taste. Nothing special.

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Photo of Giggy
3/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Botulizard
3/5  rDev -14%
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 mcrawford
3.98/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 98green
3.48/5  rDev -0.3%
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 HardyA
4.07/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DanGeo
3.74/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superspak
4.03/5  rDev +15.5%
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 -8.9%
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 Brewery
Beer rating: 3.49 out of 5 with 25 ratings
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