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: New England 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:
#301
Reviews:
170
Ratings:
815
pDev:
7.45%
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
164
Trade:
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4.6/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.21/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.55/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of grm1007
4.6/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MFMB
4.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a turbid light straw yellow with a frothy white head on heavy pour. Nose is of fragrant ripe fruit. Citrus and melon. Taste is of sweet ripe mango, peaches, citrus pith and light pineapple. A nice bit of sweet dough and wet grass to help break up the fruitiness. Medium body, semi creamy with a dry finish.

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4.67/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.54/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.36/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.33/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Michigan haze! Available at the grocery store, too. That alone is enough for me to recommend. I don't think I've seen any mass produced hazy NE IPAs at my grocery store. But... does it live up to the hype?
...
Yes! Pours a murky, turbid orange. Healthy foam on top. Big juicy aroma, with sweet citrus, mandrinas and tangerine notes mingling with some fresh peach and a touch of white grape. The palate matches this mélange. Soft and pillowy, nothing like the 65 Ibus promise. Huzzah!

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

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4.34/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.17/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Now that NEIPA is its own category, I think I get it. And M-43 does a very, very good job of fitting the bill of the new category.

Looks average in a style that has no Looks.
Smells are close to stupendous with the right balance of distinct tropical fruits and a bit of pine lurking. Tastes are largely the same, but the bitterness expands too much for my mouth... which got both creamy and dry.

If you want a better review about how this is a pretty good beer, but really a good execution of " we can do this style", read StonedTripin's review... particularly if you like stream of consciousness reviews.

As for me, I am glad to find a new brewer after my many trips to Michigan. After visiting their website, I appreciate their passion and study of the craft and wish them well... and hope to sample more.

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4.36/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.8/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.46/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.49/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.73/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16oz can with a packaged on date of 9/7/18; into a pub glass.
Appearance- completely murky sunrise orange with occasional floating funk that looks like chopped up orange or grapefruit seeds; head is a medium thick fluffy white that leaves lots of scattered scummy lacing!
Smell- orange and pineapple juice, however fairly weak.
Taste- grapefruit juice, mango and papaya!
Feel - juicy at first sip with a tangy, sweet follow and an aggressive bitter finish.
Overall- comes off way too much like a glass of fruit juice with an IPA poured in and somehow the nose is absent; disappointed as I had high hopes.

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4.68/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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3.75/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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4.24/5  rDev -4.3%
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4.67/5  rDev +5.4%
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3.98/5  rDev -10.2%
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5/5  rDev +12.9%
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5/5  rDev +12.9%
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A better tasting oberon

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M-43 N.E. India Pale Ale from Old Nation Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.43 out of 5 with 815 ratings