Batch 69 | Frankenmuth Brewery

Batch 69Batch 69
BA SCORE
3.56/5
217 Ratings
Batch 69Batch 69
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by jmich24 on 04-19-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,127
Reviews:
50
Ratings:
217
pDev:
12.92%
Bros Score:
3.41
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
33
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 217 |  Reviews: 50
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%

Photo of cryptichead
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of mlacanne
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #73 (Feb 2013):

Not your usual IPA here, not as clean as expect either but still a decent sip. Hops are a bit brash and come across as perhaps too much though we are hopheads so we can take a bit of punishment. Enough malt to balance it out for the most part, the lively yeast left a trail of nuances for the palate to figure out or be confused with. Worth a try.

STYLE: American IPA
ABV: 6.9%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

LOOK: Pale copper color, good clarity, sticky lacing

SMELL: Citrus, mint, earthy, caramel, herbal, evergreen, browned apples, musty yeast, estery

TASTE: Creamy, medium bodied, very bitter, semi-astringent, caramel, dried grass, yeast, herbal, minty, citrus rind, tropical fruit, mineral, semi-dry bitter finish

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Photo of Chappy-88
3.12/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of MotorCityKitty
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of rlsims
2.8/5  rDev -21.3%

Batch 69 from Frankenmuth Brewery
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 217 ratings
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