Batch 69 | Frankenmuth Brewery

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3.56/5
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223 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Frankenmuth Brewery
Michigan, United States
frankenmuthbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by jmich24 on 04-19-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,443
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
223
pDev:
13.2%
Bros Score:
3.41
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
36
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 223 |  Reviews: 51
Photo of Wafe
3.01/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 6/24/2015. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy orange/amber color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, light pine, honey, light caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/floral hops and moderate bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, honey, light caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon/orange peel, citrus rind, pine, honey, light caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/piney hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately sticky/resinous, and slightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good IPA. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/piney hops and moderate bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.43/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Had as part of a flight at the brew pub. Straw color, thin head. Aroma of malt, pine, and citrus. Taste is same, with some bitterness, but not harshly so. If not for the ABV, this would be a neat little session ale.

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Photo of Eddyfunt
3.15/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

It's beer. I wouldn't call it an award winner though. The first sip is OK, but by the end of the glass, taint all that.

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Photo of simplejj81
3.79/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mrebeka
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.84/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Undated bottle at 41 degrees into SA “perfect pint”
$ 1.69/12 oz bottle at the Lager Mill
Aroma light pine
Head average (four cm, aggressive pour), off white, creamy, diminishing to three mm ring and creamy atrial layer
Lacing good – irregular vertical retention of portions of the ring with small to medium bubbles
Body medium orange, hazy, effervescent
Flavor – starts and remains moderately bitter throughout, a hint of malt backbone; no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light to medium, watery, lively carbonation

Appearance 4, Aroma 3.75, Flavor 3.75, Palate 4, Overall 4

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Photo of gopens44
3.04/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Raime
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer was unimpressive from the start so I didn't bother taking notes.

You get what you expect and pay for out of an IPA from a blah brewery.

Malty. Lacking hop profile. Watery. Yawnnnnnn....Zzzzz....Zzzzzz.....Oops, I'm back sorry about that.

Frankenmuth Brewery makes the AAL's of the IPA world.

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Photo of Bf_89
3.44/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Skillz
3.39/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Z-man
3.82/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beergorrilla
3.12/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of stickydankhop
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Eziel
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BHansen214
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: brilliant gold, 2” rocky foam cap
S: grassy, piney floral nose, some malt
T: starts with some rich malt, some spice herbal, spice almost basil, grassy, long bitter finish
F: Body medium light, carbonation medium.
O: A good but not spectacular IPA

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Photo of drdiesel9483
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Slightly average ipa, not much to it

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Photo of slasich
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nyskizy
3.38/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mchegash
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - 4/5
An incredibly bright and vibrant orange color. One to two fingers of head. Moderately hazy, with particles visible throughout the beer. Visible rising carbonation is sparse-ish.

Smell - 4/5
Thick, sweet, slightly alcoholic malts. Hop presence is minimal, maybe some mellow citrus notes. Not what a typical IPA smells like, but I prefer malts over hops any day.

Taste - 3.5/5
Dark sugary slightly alcoholic, slightly fruity malts. Some light pine hops. Overal flavor is okay.

Mouthfeel - 3.75/5
Medium bodied, crispy and smooth and different points during the sip. Slight bitterness. Carbonation is moderate-light.

Overall - 3.5/5
This was not a bad beer, but nothing special. Was not very IPA-like.

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Photo of BobbyOlson
3.78/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JakeForest
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of marcb105
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of goast8127
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Batch 69 from Frankenmuth Brewery
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 223 ratings