Old Nation Brewing Co.

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Old Nation Brewing Co.
Michigan, United States
New England IPA
Ranked #142
Ranked #550
4.39 | pDev: 7.74%
Sunday at 12:42 AM
Nov 26, 2016
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
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Rated: 4.14 by vxp

Sunday at 12:42 AM
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Rated by Philosophy223

4.91/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Might be my favorite
Thursday at 06:36 PM
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Rated by Jwhit from Kansas

4.68/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
One of the best NEIPA style beers I’ve ever tasted. Hard to find any faults.
Nov 19, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by Iggy88 from Ohio

Nov 07, 2023
Rated: 4.21 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania

Sep 12, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by mdaschaf from Indiana

Jun 18, 2023
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Reviewed by mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a grip shaped glass with a wider goblet like mouth: color is straw gold, dense haze, frothy off white head that presents one finger thick then dissipates to ring and froth, lacing on the glass sides.

Smell is simcoe - catty and onion, lighter malt and tropical notes with light pine.

Taste is grapefruit pith and tropical fruit (pineapple) with lighter mixed citrus, less prominent catty/onion notes from simcoe, light pine/earth, light malt and oat, but full in the flavor but still bitter.

Mouthfeel is light carbonation, moderate sweetness and fullness, moderate bitterness - balanced with each component taking a turn, lingers with some bitter and fuller feel from the oat.

Overall a well constructed NEIPA - hoppy, citric, fruity, full, with some pithy bitterness that lingers.
Jun 14, 2023
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Rated by Jugs_McGhee from Colorado

3.18/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
On-draught @ Hopcat, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Jun 09, 2023
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Reviewed by LifesAnesthesia from Virginia

4.49/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
L - Hazy yellow with a white head that dissipates somewhat quickly, leaving behind some lacing
S - Fresh, piney, bitter, floral hops with grassy and tropical fruit notes
T - Follows the nose - fresh, piney bitter, resinous hops, along with tropical fruit notes - mango and pineapple stick out along with hints of grapefruit
F - medium, leaning on full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth, refreshing
O - A truly fantastic NEIPA - spot on for the style
May 12, 2023
Rated: 4.6 by Timmmmaaayyy from Pennsylvania

Apr 27, 2023
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Reviewed by CrimedelacrimBeers

4.78/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
Best NEIPA in Michigan. Consistency or shelf-life is an issue. I buy 4-Packs from Meijer's, and most cans are juice bombs, but every now and then, I'll get a pack with an acidic-tasting front note.
Apr 21, 2023
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Rated by bellce0 from Georgia

4.88/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Absolutely the best New England IPA I've ever tasted. Amazing taste and balance.
Apr 01, 2023
Rated: 4.04 by bpkrippner from Missouri

Mar 24, 2023
Rated: 4.24 by CoasterGuy from Pennsylvania

Mar 17, 2023
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Reviewed by dfillius from Iowa

4.82/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
This beer is fantastic. I’ve had it before, but apparently didn’t rate it. Practically perfect flavor blend of grapefruit bitterness, bright lime and pine. Dialed in! Perfect SRM and haze, head retention could be a tad better but it’s pretty darn good. Smell falls shorter than flavor, but still nice.
Feb 24, 2023
Rated: 4.27 by wisegreensoul from Idaho

Feb 16, 2023
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

4.32/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
16oz can from Tavour. Finally tracked this one down due to its consistently high scores. Hazy orange golden pour, small creamy white head. Citrusy aroma, oranges, hint of caramel. Taste has light, sweet cccaramelly malts up front which quickly slide under a layer of velvety citrus hops and orange juice. So Smooth, so tasty. I'm not worthy!
Feb 08, 2023
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Rated by RT-Kris from New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
What’s to say…. Damn good ipa!
Jan 16, 2023
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Rated by Khocolate from Tennessee

5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Jan 16, 2023
Rated: 4.26 by cabsandking from Ohio

Jan 09, 2023
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