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:
#227
Reviews:
163
Ratings:
763
pDev:
7.43%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3.75/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Apricot orange body. Cloudy. One and a half finger white head that dissipates quickly leaving not much lace.
The aroma is a wonderful combination of pineapple and floral. Hints of lime, orange and honey.
The taste mirrors the aroma. More mango is present along with the pineapple and lime. There is a nice bit of spice in the finish.
Medium body with a heavy mouth feel and low carbonation.

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

Hands down my favorite beer. And I drink a lot of beer.

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4.4/5  rDev -0.9%
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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
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4.24/5  rDev -4.5%
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i dont want to say that when these are good they all taste the same, because thats not really true and this is packed with nuance, but it seems like they are all trending pretty similar, and while its awesome that these guys have demonstrated with this one that yeah, they can do it too, the beer isnt really all that different, good as it is if this is your jam. its yellow and uniformly cloudy, not overly thick but without much transparency and only a small head on it. the aroma is killer though, wicked fresh, very fruity, i get lime and pineapple and mango and tangerine, oily and strong, like a weed extract of some kind, honey oil and the like, some floral element too, elderflower herbaceous and bitter, even a delicate sort of jasmine note lightening things up, really appealing, and most of what i smell is there in the taste too, very modern, very on trend, but also very good, cant hate on this. the flavor is great, still bitter enough to be an ipa i guess by todays standards, and there are some green tea and lemongrass notes to this that make it unique, a flash of honey sweetness too, and more carbonation than it looks like it can hold. a really great beer all up, i liked their greenstone pale just as much, still worthy of the hype, obviously a little of the homegrown michigan blind love pushing it up the ranks, homers abound, but its real good. honestly though, this style has about run its course i think, if this is as good as it gets i dont know where we go from here...

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4.59/5  rDev +3.4%
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M-43 N.E. India Pale Ale from Old Nation Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.44 out of 5 with 763 ratings