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:
#305
Reviews:
180
Ratings:
837
pDev:
7.45%
 
 
Wants:
60
Gots:
167
Trade:
10
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Ratings: 837 |  Reviews: 180
Photo of NicholasBourcier
4.58/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Nice and hazy. the hops really give this that IPA bite with the citrus notes to follow. An excellent NEIPA here in the midwest.

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 16oz can into glass. Canned on date is bottom stamped as '10/14/18'.
Murky, pale gold colored body. One finger of white head, which is long lasting. No sediment seen in glass. Patterns of sheet lacing are left behind with each sip.
Aroma of pineapple and grapefruit (all tropical and citrus fruits).
Taste of quite natural pineapple and grapefruit; just a natural sweet tropical and citrus fruit flavor. Has a little hop zing but no real bitterness. There is a berry flavor that comes in toward the middle of the taste profile.
Super soft mouth feel, super smooth. Good carbonation.
Super good NEIPA style beer. An achievement for others to strive for. Received in a trade with superspak.

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Photo of EMV
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a tallboy can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Hazed golden pour with thick fluffy white head. Great retention and lacing.

S: Tropical and citrus... a fruity juice bomb of an IPA.

T/F: Just like it smells. Tropical deliciousness mixed with grapefruit and citrus. Pineapple, mango, and melon... tangerine rind and floral elements. Medium to light bodied with smooth carbonation. Bitterness is very mild.... somewhat juice-like.

O: An outstanding NEIPA. One of the best I've had.... well worth seeking out. Incredible fresh.

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

Photo of NRMeadmore
4.63/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AElfwine_Nerevar
4.38/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JMScowcroft
4.27/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CoolmoJ
4.27/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SierraNevallagash
4.26/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Can dated 10/22/18 poured into a daiquiri glass at 44F

Pours a deep opaque honey golden color, with a centimeter of white head that dissappear to a collar and razor-thin film. No sign of bubbles.

Nose is big Citra candied grapefruit and orange notes, some juicy pineapple, guava, dank meadows, and some sweet berry character. Very fruity, and a tiny bit dank. Some grainy malt comes through.

Palate is a big hoppy blast to the face. Big sweet citrus up front, shifting to some berry notes, shifting to tropical juiciness, and then the dank comes in and shoes them who's boss. The intro is massively sweet and juicy, and then some decent bitterness builds up, leading the way to a semi-dry finish. There's a good amount of bitterness, but this thing is so sweet and juicy, that there's just no chance of it finishing completely dry. The sweetness and the bitterness play quite nicely together. Normally, this would be a bit on the bitterr side, but that huge sweetness really keeps it in check. Very balanced here. Drinks bigger than 6.8% in every category. Massive flavor here.

Mouthfeel: the feel on this one is pretty special. It's thick and absolutely chewy. Almost viscous. This honestly has the mouthfeel of a nice big BA stout. Lusciously creamy, but a very firm and assertive carbonation level. Very impressive carbonation for such a hefty mouthfeel. Very well done here.

Overall, I didn't have much expectations, but this is a pleasant surprise. Don't know who these guys are, but they can make a damn good NEIPA. This is something you should really try. This is phenomenal for something available on a store shelf. Would have bought a 4pk if I knew it'd be this good. This is like your buddy tried to do a homebrew Trillium clone, and he did a killer job.

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Photo of gibgink
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Snagged a 4 pack dated 10-8 on the way back into MO from IL. Poured into the glass and it was an opaque amber color with a bit of white head. Fantastic tropical fruit aromas, that appear on the palate, then finish with a bit of a creamy aftertaste. This is a great NEIPA. Absolutely crushable, I would drink many more cans of this if it were in my state.

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Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
4.57/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

canned 10/17/18

L-The beer pours hazy and orange with a 2 fingers of white head. The head recedes to a thin film leaving patchy lacing behind.
S-The nose is loaded with citrus fruits. Orange is predominant with sweet tangerine lurking behind and coming to the forefront when swirled.
T-Overall this is very balanced NEIPA with a very mild bitterness. Citrus flavors of orange and tangerine with a mild grapefruit linger.
M- Overall the mouthfeel is medium full. The beer, while not slick per se, has a nice coating quality which really keeps the flavors lingering on the tongue. Carbonation is on the lighter side of medium.
O- One of the best if not the best NEIPA that I've had that didn't come from New England. One of the best I've had overall in all honesty. Well worth taking the time to acquire. Highly recommended.

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Photo of rkarimi
4.56/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Photo of Hendry
4.24/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

16 oz. Can
PKG ON: 10/12/18

My first from this brewery.

Poured into a Tree House glass a pretty nice cloudy yellow/orange color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger plus white head, which leaves some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with a nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, pineapple, grapefruit, papaya), some diesel. The taste is pretty nice, hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, pineapple, grapefruit, papaya), nice little diesel like. Medium body, ABV hidden pretty nicely, with a nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, a pretty tasty brew. Orange Julius! Addictive! Nice to see this one around here, never thought that would happen.

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Photo of WunderLlama
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned on 10.5.18, poured on 11.3.18
16 oz can poured into a teku glass
Hazy orange yellow liquid, two finger white foam , solid lacings, recedes in 5 minutes to a solid white foam layer
Aroma of mango, pineapple, grapefruit, whiff of peppery spice
Mango and pineapple on the taste
Hop taste, no bite, lingers across the tongue
Good beer, repeatable

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Photo of spiejak
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of Beaver13
4/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can, canned on 10/12/18. Pours very murky dark yellow with a big frothy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is lots of sweet citrus fruit with piney hops.

The flavor is sweet juicy fruits and wheat malt with medium balancing spicy resiny hops. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a solid well balanced NE IPA.

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Photo of chinchill
3.94/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can with an August 2018 canning date.
Pours with a very cloudy hazy golden body and a good white head that leaves ample lacing. Looks rather like unfiltered grapefruit juice, but with a head.
Fruits -- including pineapple, pears, apples, mango and citrus -- dominate the relatively mild aroma.
The flavor is also fruity, modestly hoppy and has mild bitterness for style. Good complexity and balance.
Feel: Near medium body; relatively smooth; near medium carbonation.
Overall: mild and refreshing for style.

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Photo of hockeypuck
4.28/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Amb3do
4.42/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
4.21/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AngEo
4.55/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | 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: 4.43 out of 5 with 837 ratings