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

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M-43 NE India Pale AleM-43 NE 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:
#230
Reviews:
117
Ratings:
556
pDev:
6.74%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of JzBeerlover913
4.49/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oldmankoch
4.27/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Really nice for the style.....reminds me a lot of Bearded Iris or Battery Steele offerings. Lots of OJ and grassy earthy notes. A tick below Hill/Trill/Tree/Bissell

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Photo of edward_boumil
4.56/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: Definitely looks the part for the style. Looks like a freshly made tropical fruit juice. Orange colored with yellow highlights, originally poured a big head but it fades away, some lace. Very turbid, almost milky.
S: Very fruity, pineapple is a big note. Slightly dank or piney. Has notes of mango, citrus, and papaya as well.
T: Really good. What makes this great is the sweetness really balances things out, accentuates the fruit notes. But its balanced well, not overly sweet and cloying. Bitterness is present but pretty soft, not astringent. Also what I particularly like about this beer is that I can taste the malts, provide a really nice toasted backbone in this beer. Its a small note but present and certainly welcome.
F: Really smooth, full yet easy to drink. Carbonation feels medium high, provides a bit of a prickle. My one qualm is that it is a bit heavy which does detract from the drinkability although that's not to say its extreme by any means.
O: As someone who is from New England, I have to salute the Michigan beer scene. This beer is phenomenal and on point for the style.

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Photo of gcamparone
4.39/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16oz can into a snifter. Thanks Ryan for getting me this!

Pours an oddly grey-orange-purple insanely hazy body with a white head. No lacing and a little retention .

Aromas are very citrusy and juicy with a pretty heavy malt , caramel backbone.. Taste is very citrusy with grapefruit and citrus rind, lemon, lightly bitter dank hops. Mouthfeel is easy, smooth, low carb, medium body.

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4.44/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.54/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can. Pours with imposing turbidity. Aroma is sweet fruits and apricot jam. Purely a NEIPA. Nose is very lush but doesn’t jump out of the glass like some of the best. The aroma is excellent but it needs a little more pop. Flavor is better! Woah. Fruit flesh is the first thing that comes to mind. Passion fruit, strawberry, pineapple. Tangy. Reminiscent of Bissell Bro’s Swish - which I love. This is much better than many I’ve had and I live in the Mecca. I’ve fallen off this style considerably but this one makes me want to dive back in.

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

Photo of arr3388
4.48/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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4.27/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.62/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JMRK
4.97/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ChittyChambers
4.44/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ChrisG523
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheIPAHunter
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AndrewPalmer
4.66/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SDRedDevil
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mattsmith413
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ZombieHead
5/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.24/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.38/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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4.02/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer stands out because there are so many people throwing the term "NE IPA" on their product when they are anything but. This one however might not be the same level as Trillium, TH etc. but it is at least in the style and a damned good beer.

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M-43 NE India Pale Ale from Old Nation Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.45 out of 5 with 556 ratings