Steve Murkel
Austin Brothers Beer Co.

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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #1,091
ABV:
6.7%
Score:
91
Ranked #12,385
Avg:
4.23 | pDev: 2.13%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
13
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Austin Brothers Beer Co.
 
Michigan, United States
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Steve MurkelSteve Murkel
Notes: Pours a hazy yellow. Hits the nose with sweet citrus fruits. Flavors of pineapple, apricot, peach round off this smooth medium bodied murky IPA. Citra, Mosaic, and Idaho 7 hops.

67 IBU
Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 13 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Buck89
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter. A very hazy bright yellow color with a thick and resilient white head. A nice and pungent aroma with tropical notes, grassiness, and a dank herbal element. Taste followed, but was more fruity than anything with stone fruit, orange, and pineapple. Soft feel. Outstanding NEIPA.

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Photo of larryi86
4.12/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thank you superspak for this
16 oz can poured into a teku

A- A hazy golden straw with a two finger white head.

S- Citrus, piney, a little herbal, some tropical fruits, touch of pale malts.

T- Citrus, herbal, some pine, touch of melons, tropical fruits, some pale malts.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- A tasty and easy to drink beer, more herbal than most NEIPA, but it works.

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Photo of EMH73
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a milky pale yellow with a one inch white head that left excellent lacing. Smells of tropical and citrus fruits, pine and a very mild medicinal quality. Tastes of pineapple, peach, mango, orange, grapefruit and pine. Medium bodied and carbonated, soft mouth feel and a medium dry finish.

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Photo of Bshaw22
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

If hazy tropical juice ipa. A little bit of a dry finish. Head is rocky white. Nice orange dense color. Easy to drink with good carbonation. Good beer!

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Photo of detpizzaboi
4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Austin Brothers knocked this out of the park, this is elite Michigan haze. Super murky pale yellow, nice lacing, smells great - tropical fruit melange, sweet cracker/biscuit. Taste is so well balanced, citrus, peach, mango, fruit salad, cut by a subtle graham cracker sweetness and dank hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is elite, pillowy, soft, no acid burn, no alcohol burn. Great beer, keep it coming Austin Brothers.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a cloudy golden orange with a one finger creamy white head. Tons of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is pineapple, tangerine and piney hops.

T - The taste is mango, pineapple, tangerine, grapefruit and piney hops.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a soft dry finish.

O - Very tasty NEPA. Tons of tropical fruits with a light piney finish. Nice and easy drinking.

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Photo of Junior
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L - murky, straw yellow with a thin foamy white head.
A- pine, pineapple, and biscuits.
T - citrus and pineapple, kind of sweet
F - full and creamy. Clean finish with no bitterness.
O - a little on the sweet side but very good and easy drinking.

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Photo of superspak
4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned in 8/2019. Pours opaquely hazy deep golden/orange/green/amber color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Thick soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big mandarin orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, guava, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/zest, wood, light peppercorn/pine, wheat, biscuit dough, light honey/toast, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/light earthy hops and bready malt notes; with big strength. Taste of huge mandarin orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, guava, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/zest, wood, light peppercorn/pine, wheat, biscuit dough, light honey/toast, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Mild pine, citrus peel/zest, herbal, floral, woody, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of mandarin orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, guava, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/zest, wood, light peppercorn/pine, wheat, biscuit dough, light honey/toast, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/light earthy hops and bready malt flavors; with a fantastic malt/bitterness balance, and no cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/bready, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is fantastic. Slight lingering resins/rinds through the glass. Minimal warming alcohol for 6.7%. Overall this is an incredible NEIPA. All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/light earthy hops and bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the mildly bitter/drying finish; amazingly soft feel. Amazing Citra, Mosaic, Idaho 7 profile. Extremely juicy, vibrant, and lightly dank/earthy hops; with a perfectly balanced wheat/oat/malt backbone. Light residual sweetness with lingering dryness. A highly enjoyable offering, and amazingly spot on style example. One of their best ones so far.

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Steve Murkel from Austin Brothers Beer Co.
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 13 ratings