M-43 N.E. India Pale Ale | Old Nation Brewing Co.

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M-43 N.E. India Pale AleM-43 N.E. India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Old Nation Brewing Co.
Michigan, United States
oldnationbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The First release in Old Nation's "New Orthodox" IPA series, M-43 is designed to accentuate the deep and complex character from the combination of Calypso, Simcoe, Citra and Amarillo hops. Citrus and Tropical notes of Pineapple, Mango and Grapefruit come through in the huge, yet surprisingly delicate aroma. The flavor backs these aromas with a soft, pillowy mouthfeel. Hop bitterness is not particularly intense, which leads to a very drinkable, New England IPA even non-IPA fans love. The Haze is not from yeast, but rather from an interplay of lipids from the malted oat and oils and acids which naturally occur in the hand selected Dry hops. This beer is a perfect interplay between top grade malt and hops, MI water and brewing technique which cannot be faked.

Hops aren't cheap, but M-43 is worth every penny!

65 IBU

Added by TreyIsWilson on 11-26-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#233
Reviews:
148
Ratings:
683
pDev:
7.21%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Franziskaner
4.22/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Light copper to dark gold with a very hazy complexion. There's a fingernail of off white. The aroma is of pineapple with a citrus edge. I'm tasting plenty of pineapple, green apple, mango, and pear. As it warms I'm getting some citrus, too. The mouth is dangerously smooth and quaffable.

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Photo of Hyptochrons
4.35/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

beautiful looking beer, glowing haze with a bright white head that leaves some great lacing. pretty aromatic and palate matches the aroma with some danky and green herbal quality, fruity, mellow sweetness and good texture. overall a really enjoyable IPA

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Photo of AzIpaGuy
5/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BenBreeg
4.41/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kemoarps
3.93/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale yellow body that is a glowing golden orb. One of them bodies that the kids love these days. Nice finger or so of white foam.

Nose begins with an almost lemon/lime citrus. The acidic side of pineapple as well. Transforms into straight coolaid/fruit punch as it warms.

Flavour leads in with bruised pineapple and a bright sweet note that I can't quite pin down. Something green. Midline is almost kind of chalky and carries that artifical candy juiciness that I've found in the couple of ON NEIPAs I've been able to try. Finish is again that weird feeling of a picture that has been cut out roughly where there's something missing from the whole. Mild lime tartness just kisses the tip of the tongue.

Thin with subtle yet sharp carbonation, it finishes kind of dry.

I think I like this one slightly more compared to the other skittlebrau I've tried from these guys, as the pineapple and lime work better fort these unidirectional sweetums.

Thanks @FlintB for including this in part of that NBSBIF#007 madness!

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4.18/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16oz can. Pours a hazy, murky burnt straw color with 2 inches of fluffy white head. Lots of lacing. Peach, grapefruit, orange, lime and mango. The taste leans more towards the citrus fruits. Lime, grapefruit and orange. Creamsicle, pineapple, peach and mango towards the end. Not much malt flavor. Creamy with low carbonation and a dry mouthfeel. Mild alcohol presence.

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4.77/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Closets beer to perfect

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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bruno74200
4.31/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This one is on the top 250 as the time I review it. It's great but honestly it far to be as good as some other examples of the style i've had in Europe, mostly from England. It's a lot on the citrus but also on the peach, the mango, the passion fruit and the pineapple. The citrus presence seems almost tart. The balance is there as the drinkability. I thought I'd have more complexity from this one

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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can. Pours a hazy golden with a white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavor are peach, citrus peel, tropical fruit, and malt. So glad its a available in my area. I could drink a lot of these.

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4.22/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 5toutman75
4.33/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Been itching to try this and it hit the mark. I have an older batch, so I feel that I missed a lot of the scent of a fresh NEIPA. Everything else still worked though. Do not pass up if given the chance to get some.

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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.24/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

look: Hazy peach. If orange juice was colored peach it would look like this. Fluffy white head on the pour that mostly recedes.
smell: Rich tropical fruit, somewhat sweet.
taste: much like the nose. Creamy tropical fruit. Subtle bitterness in the finish.

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4.15/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.7/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.46/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.16/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.1/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EHak
3.9/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Remarkably smooth with mellow carbonation and nonexistent head.

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4.49/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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M-43 N.E. India Pale Ale from Old Nation Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.44 out of 5 with 683 ratings