B-43
Old Nation Brewing Co.

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From:
Old Nation Brewing Co.
 
Michigan, United States
Style:
Brut IPA
Ranked #2
ABV:
7%
Score:
90
Ranked #9,411
Avg:
4.04 | pDev: 9.41%
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
84
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 07, 2022
Added:
Dec 02, 2018
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  14
SCORE
90
Outstanding
B-43B-43
Notes: Don't freak out! This beer is sediment free. That's on purpose. B-43 uses the same hops as M-43 combined with the brut brewing technique which results in a clear, and dry beer with no sugar and carbs. It's meant to be. That's on purpose. Enjoy!

65 IBU
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Rated: 4.67 by eajcg48 from New York

Nov 07, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Oct 24, 2022
 
Rated: 4.16 by RalphStanley34 from French Polynesia

Oct 21, 2022
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Reviewed by Tsar_Riga from Indiana

4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A - Pours out as a pale yellow body, clear as can be, with a fat, persistent head, significant cap with blanket lacing, tight bubbled curtains that coat everything.

S - Sharp acidic hit, grapes and pine, resin and grass, and a lingering lemony brightness.

T - Open is a pounding hit of fruit, mango and passionfruit open, with a pungent white grape middle, and a sharp acidity with a mild bitter bite in the close.

M - Clean, sharp carbonation, mild weight, and a very brisk finish.

O - A proof in concept for the Brut IPA, this shows why people bother to try brewing this style. I cannot say I favor most Brut IPAs, but this is one that is worth drinking. So glad I gave this one a try.
Sep 05, 2022
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Rated by ZebulonXZogg from Illinois

3.09/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Pours a pissy yellow, small head is gone in a flash, no lacing. Nose gets some stone fruit, bitter finish. So this is a "Brut" IPA, it'll be my last.
Jul 19, 2022
 
Rated: 4.11 by M4CDO from Massachusetts

Jun 19, 2022
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Reviewed by gardner254 from Ohio

4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
I thought this was a vague reminder of M-43 but a bit drier and perhaps with a little less of the character that makes that beer so good.

What’s lost on a lot of the reviews for this beer is that it’s positioned in the market as a low calorie, low-carb option. It’s 140 cal and 3 g carbs per 12 oz can if you are watching that (and a lot of people do). Factor in that it’s 7% ABV and then that puts it on a par with White claw (100 cal but 5%) and ahead of “light beers” like Corona light, Bud Light, Miller lite, etc. Personally, I like the taste of this better than any of those options. It’s basically gourmet light beer.
Jun 16, 2022
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Reviewed by TheWaySheGoes from Illinois

4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Great representation of the style. Much preferred over Nelson heavy beers. Crisp, dry, and just the right amount of bite. Those looking for something with more should look elsewhere.
Jun 14, 2022
 
Rated: 3.94 by Jonathan-Morgan from Florida

May 30, 2022
 
Rated: 3.86 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

May 30, 2022
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Rated by JDUBWA412

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
different but really good
May 28, 2022
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Reviewed by morimech from Minnesota

3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I have not had many if any Brut IPAs. This is interesting and I am enjoying it. The hop choices are not my favorite types, but there is enough good to make up for it. It is dry but I was expecting even drier. Just a bit of sweetness present. I certainly enjoy this more than all the sweet hazy IPAs.
May 24, 2022
 
Rated: 2.94 by HabaJohnTheReal1 from Illinois

Apr 07, 2022
 
Rated: 4.12 by lochraneg from New Hampshire

Mar 26, 2022
 
Rated: 3.92 by ScottP from New Hampshire

Mar 26, 2022
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Reviewed by Beejay from Virginia

3.67/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A: Bright yellow in color wit a soft white head.

S: Piney with citrus notes. Perhaps a little pineapple in there as well.

T:Pineapple and citrus with a touch of tartness. Finishes dry.

M: Light in body, with moderate carbonation, and a sry finish.

O: Overall a pretty decent beer, but I think I like their other offerings more.
Feb 27, 2022
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Reviewed by elNopalero from California

4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Old nation’s brut ipa. Yes, they're still around.

Looks clear, even in the can. Aroma has pineapple and guava notes, maybe a hint of blueberry. There’s low bitterness, although the hops are present. An interesting take on the style.
Jan 22, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by jtransel from Illinois

Jan 05, 2022
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Reviewed by xGrimoire from Michigan

5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Look - Doesn't matter it's in a can.
Smell - It smells like beer!
Taste - The important part. It's freaking delicious. My absolute favorite.
Feel - It feels normal?
5/5.
Nov 18, 2021
 
Rated: 4.35 by runlikeakenyan from Indiana

Nov 10, 2021
 
Rated: 4.02 by paulish from New York

Oct 30, 2021
 
Rated: 3.91 by Meddwol from Michigan

Oct 22, 2021
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A thanks to the incredible woodychandler for this beer. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a bright golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of peaches, funkiness. Taste is funk, some yeast, peaches, mild bitterness, finishes dry. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.
Sep 19, 2021
 
Rated: 4.1 by HopBelT from Belgium

Aug 17, 2021
 
Rated: 3.73 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania

Aug 13, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by jakea from Wisconsin

Aug 01, 2021
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Reviewed by Mitchster from Michigan

4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A nice gift from Erland. Brut IPA. Brewed with pils malt, bittered with calypso, amarillo, citra. Dry hopped with citra, amarillo, simcoe.
7.0% ABV, 65 IBU's, 1 pint can.
Pours out to a lightly hazy straw golden, forming a modest rocky white head with poor retention and no lacing. Carbonation is moderate. Nose of peach, mango and MJ. Sparkly thin bodied. The taste is a recap of the nose. Peach, mango, dank MJ and though it says no residual sugars, it does have a well balanced lightly sweet finish. It's nowhere near as dry as brut champagne, and the acidity is well balanced here, not mouth puckering. No flaws.

This doesn't stand out in any regard, it's just a simple clean IPA, easy to drink and not offensive by any means. Worth trying but I, myself, wouldn't go out looking for it.
Jul 16, 2021
 
Rated: 4.02 by Danmullens1 from Wisconsin

Jun 08, 2021
 
Rated: 4.17 by Monkeyknife from Missouri

Jun 06, 2021
 
Rated: 4.11 by hozersr from Pennsylvania

May 22, 2021
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Reviewed by beerthulhu from New Jersey

3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
New orthodox brute ipa with Calypso, Amarillo, and Citra.

A: Furiously paced macro-carbonation erupts within a slight ghost hazed dry orange colored body. Head is one inch, one part frumpy, one part foamy, with a good stability. Great lace coverage and stickage.

S: Pear juice, dry and crisp, with a dry fruitiness. Slight apples, apricot and white grapes. Soft citrus background with a nice dry champagne like aroma. Dry orange peel floral rounds out.

T: Flavor of dry pilsner grains with a bittering tone of citrus and orange peel. A hint of dry grassiness from the amarillo. Dry pear fruit and apple cider. The grassiness is really potent on the finish. Dry grapefruit and starfruit.

M: A mouthful that foams up on the hold, frothy and dry with a good amount of carbonation.

O: Overall per style it checks all the boxes, dry and crisp, with a good dry fruity hoppiness and a strong DH finish. Great example of a style that had only a brief period of attention.
Apr 28, 2021
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Rated by mjvlasic from Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Interesting beer. Somewhat fruity, a little fizzy, but maintains a good amount of that good old IPA taste!
Mar 06, 2021
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Rated by jkh15 from Michigan

4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
Enjoyed it. Liked that it didn’t have the sediment like M-43.
Feb 15, 2021
 
Rated: 3.02 by BlueTomorrow from Michigan

Nov 24, 2020
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Reviewed by VoxRationis from New York

4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Decanted from a 16 oz (473 ml) can into Captain Lawrence muffin top pint; canned 06/30/20.
A: Pours a slightly hazy, straw color with a three finger, white foamy head, remarkable solid retention, but fairly limited lacing.
S: Slight tartness at first. Aromas are very reminiscent of a saison, somewhat lemony with spicy (?coriander), barley, and pine notes.
T: Very dry, but fruity. Flavors largely follow the nose; drinks a lot like Saison, but with more pine. Bitterness is present, but in balance with a very clean finish.
M: Light bodied with solid carbonation.
O: I have had a handful of Brut IPAs. A little of style in the haziness, but very dry and enjoyable. Would have (if you have not already figured it out) thought it was a saison.
Oct 16, 2020
 
Rated: 4.19 by sd123 from Georgia

Oct 13, 2020
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Reviewed by DrBeergood from Ohio

4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
L: Very low carbonation. That means it was open to the enviroment as it aged, allowing CO2 to escape. We can expect it to be thoroughly messed with. I would have thought flaked oats would be present in the malt based on it's texture and consistency.

S: The very dank calypso hop is immediately apparent. The citra-amarillo-simcoe hop combination is juicy and pleasant.

T: It's a hop bomb. They really nailed the dry part. I've always said that when a BeerAdvocate IPA gets into the 90s, it's more of a measure of strength than drinkability. So--with it's 91 rating in mind--It's very flavorful and also quite drinkable. This is something I would open if I wanted to enjoy the flavor of hops moreso than the alcohol content, even then, a 7% pint won't leave you wanting.

F: Little on the residual. It would go great with a cigar.

O: It's a nice brew. I'll keep it on my shelves for as long as it's available.
Oct 04, 2020
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Reviewed by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Canned 8.27,opened 9.29

16oz can poured into an ipa glass, one finger white foam cap , good retention settles to a thin layer over translucent pale yellow liquid

Fragrant on the pour. Aroma is floral,pineapple, apricot, melon, juicy fruit gum

Taste is apricot, grapefruit, lemon , dry white wine

Medium sudsing , dry finish

Good beer
Sep 30, 2020
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Gold in color with excellent clarity. There’s a fingernail of dishwater around the rim and covering the vast majority of the top. Moderate lacing. The aroma is of melon and pineapple. I’m tasting melon, pineapple, and citrus. The mouth is lightly sticky and resinous.
Aug 20, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by Chilmer from Iowa

Aug 19, 2020
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