Old Nation Brewing Co.

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Old Nation Brewing Co.
Michigan, United States
Brut IPA
Ranked #2
Ranked #9,145
4.04 | pDev: 9.16%
Dec 05, 2023
Dec 02, 2018
B-43 is a crisp, clear, dry IPA with the same hop recipe as M-43. If you’re looking for a low-carb, full-flavored beer, this is it! Three grams of carbs per pint. No residual sugar, and 7% ABV. If you are like us and want to give your guests a low-carb option in a full-flavored beer, put down the seltzer and pick up a B-43.

Malt: Pils
Boil hops:Calypso, Amarillo, Citra
Dry hop: Citra, Amarillo, Simcoe
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Rated: 3.69 by jiggidy from Michigan

Dec 05, 2023
Rated: 3.5 by Nyoder

Dec 05, 2023
Rated: 4 by cryptichead from Illinois

Nov 24, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by Gerred from Missouri

Oct 17, 2023
Rated: 3.63 by TheIPAHunter from California

Oct 13, 2023
Rated: 4.4 by cmsfish from Minnesota

Sep 25, 2023
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Reviewed by dd53grif from Michigan

4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a pale yellow color with a minimal head that lasts quite a while. Aroma of floral notes and grasses. Taste is clean, slightly tart with a hint of Holly bitterness at the finish.
Aug 29, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by BigIronH from Michigan

Jul 14, 2023
Rated: 4.4 by dfillius from Iowa

Jul 10, 2023
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Reviewed by bushbeer75 from Michigan

3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
16oz can

Old Nation B-43 poured a slightly cloudy light golden color into my mug. A 1-finger bubbly white head was produced that left some thin lacing behind. The nose picked-up moderate aromas of grapefruit and citrus hops. The taste matches the nose with a lingering light bitterness. The mouth feel is low-medium with medium carbonation and some dryness at the finish.

B-43’s lighter body and lighter bitterness with a dry finish make it an easy drinker. My first taste of the Bruit IPA style.
Jul 08, 2023
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Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Can. Clear straw yellow. White head.

Fruity, dry, dank, weedy. Some solid things going on here. Love the hops, the dryness is unique. Works with the bittering hops. Some stonefruit.
Jun 23, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by Mattias from Sweden

May 24, 2023
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Reviewed by MrOH from Maryland

4.52/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Clear yellow, nice white head, good retention, splotchy lace
Light mango, lychee, orange, and a hint of passionfruit aromas
Lychee, native grape, sour orange, light pilsner malt flavor
Light bodied, well carbonated, dry
One of the better Brut IPAs I've had.
Apr 23, 2023
Rated: 4.06 by smithj4 from New York

Mar 17, 2023
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Reviewed by patre_tim from Thailand

4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Hazy yellow with very little head. It smells of Belgian fennel, Caramell and malt. The taste is incredible. Starts with malts and hops and the green flavour of the dry hop carries through all the way. It’s very long and dry and is foamy with a little carbonation. I bought this one in Michigan in December 2022 and I’m drinking in Phuket Thailand February 4, 2023.
Feb 04, 2023
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 Minnesota

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
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Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 145 ratings