Detroit Beer Co. Local 1529 I.P.A. | Detroit Beer Co.

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Brewed by:
Detroit Beer Co.
Michigan, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by proc on 10-01-2003

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Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 48
Photo of thedoubler55
3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: A clear orange that leaves a nice finger of off white head at the top with a little lacing around the glass as you drink.

S: Lots of citrus on this one and some good pine hops throughout.

T: Almost exactly like the nose, lots of citrus and hops and a slight hint of honey on the tail end.

M: Medium Bodied, and a good amount of carbonation.

O: I went to this brewery while in Michigan, a very nice place with good beer and nice people, this was a good brew enjoyed it.

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Photo of Avagadro
4.27/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at the broadway location.

A: 1529 holds a nice copper color with significant haze, and active lacing. The only drawback is the lack of head retention.

S: the aroma is huge, with brite grapefruit and resiny pine.

T: brutal bitterness upfront, sweet juicy malt follows, and floral hops conclude the flavor experience. All the right flavors are there, and with great balance.

M: medium body is accented by bright effervescence, and a touch of hop astringency.

O: a very well made brew to say the least. I also tried each beer my group ordered, and was very impressed by the brewing chops exhibited here. I expect great things from this establishment in the future.

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Photo of divineaudio
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

growler into a pint glass.

pours out a hazy, deep orange color, much more vivid than any other ipa that i have tried. a gentle pour formed a pinky of off white head that calmed quickly to a thin film. got a few legs of lacing, but pretty sparse here.

smell is a little on the weak side, but i'm getting mostly citrus fruit, some herbs and sweet malt.

taste follows nose, but brings a lot more to the table, especially malt. i'm getting grapefruit and orange or tangerine up front with some slightly bready, toasty malts in the middle. grassy, pale malts make an appearance before a dry bitter finish. hop character is prominent and lingers (as it should), but isn't overpowering. very well balanced and certainly delivers in the flavor department.

fine carbonation gives this one a nice smoothness. a little heavier in body and kinda chewy, but in a good way.

delicious and very drinkable. this might become a "go to" ipa since the brewery is right down the street from me.

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Photo of BrewMichigan
4.07/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this on-tap at Detroit Beer company after the Frozen Four.

I did not take any notes but thought I should review because it was a decent IPA.

A- Was in a plastic cup (must have run out of glasses) so could not tell really how it looked.

S- Had some good hop aroma, more toward citrus/grapefruity than piney. Must be some Amarillo hops in there.

T- Good bitterness with good hop flavor.

M- was what you'd expect from an IPA, little malt and good hoppiness.

D- was a good smooth drinking IPA, would have had some more if they weren't so expensive that night.

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Photo of GJ40
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on tap at Detroit Beer Co.

A - Golden and hazy with a moderate white head. Some lacing.

S - Lots of floral hops and some yeast.

T - Fruity and floral hops with a nice citrusy bitterness and a toasted malt foundation.

M - Moderate consistency and a great low to moderate level of carbonation.

D - Very enjoyable and quite easy to drink. Makes a good session beer.

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Photo of tadowdaddy
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Fairly clear orange color with very good head. A bit of a golden tint. 2 Fingers of head go away quickly. Leaves a great lacing on the side of the glass.

S- Citrusy hops and some piney hops. No malt scent.

T- Pretty bitter for and IPA, which I like. Lots of citrus background in the hops. Not much of a malt balance, but the malt that I get is chocolate in flavor.

M- Similar to sierra nevada, although much more of a bitter aftertaste.

D- Drank a lot of this already. Will drink it whenever I have the chance. Good move to stop by and get a growler.

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Photo of allergictomacros
3.59/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Hazy copper served with no head to speak of.

S - Nose is fresh citrus hops. Grapefruit .

T - Fairly bitter but lacks the expected fresh hoppiness. Some apple, some light grapefruit and toasted malt.

M - Medium body and not overcarbonated.

D - Not bad overall. Reasonably well balanced, but I would prefer something leaning towards hop flavour.

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Photo of berserker256
3.43/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I just went to the Detroit Beer Co. tonight for the first time and was impressed with the place. I sampled a few beers. The IPA, I had to. It reeked of hops as an IPA should. The pine tree element was there as well. And in the taste I could detect heavy hops, Christmas tree, and citrus. It was a delicious concocktion. I enjoyed it. A powerful pine aftertaste. Nice body and fizz. Two of these beers is all you want before switching to something else. Good beer as long as the servings are kept to two.

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Photo of ypsifly
4.27/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a growler purchased at the source and later poured into a pint glass.

Cloudy orange with a rocky head that showed good retention and left plenty of lace.

Well balanced aromas of malts and west coast(?) hops. The nose on this one is very close to Two Hearted and Crooked Tree. It has those robust aromas that are associated with great IPAs.

Again balance is exemplified in the taste. Plenty of malty goodness upfront followed by a grapefruit infused hop flavor that is as strong in intensity as the malt profile, yet nothing gets out of control or goes too far.

Fuller mouth than most IPAs and it is dangerously drinkable. It would be easy to drink a whole growler...or so it seems.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.27/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This arrived with a rocky, white head that dissipated to wispiness pretty quickly. It was a very cloudy, deep amber color, bordering on light orange. The nose was very hoppy, but mingled with a yeasty mustiness. The mouthfeel was medium with a good hops presence. The finish was wild: yeasty, grainy, hoppy, all at once. Simply a young, unfiltered beer that I was elated to have come upon while I was visiting the area.

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Photo of oberon
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the tap a slightly hazy peach with a very tight creamy white head that like others beers I had from here was very well retained.Not in your face hops in the nose but very nice citrus character over top of lightly sweet biscuit malt,an easy going down IPA 6.5% alc on chalkboard but was quite refreshing with tangerine and citrus with the pine being subdued over top of a sweet dough-like malt base.I think a very good offering my wife Not a hophead even enjoyed it.

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Photo of ahking
3.62/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The illustrated black board advertising this beer at the DBC lists the ABV at 6.5%. Pours a nice orange tinted gold color with foamy head. Lacing went all the way down the glass. Nice pungent aroma of cirtusy hops. Flavor is dominated by the hops with little malt character. This marks the major difference between Royal Oak's and Detroit's IPA. Lots of malt character in the R.O. version. But this is a classic IPA, slightly slick on the tongue and warming.

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Photo of proc
4.07/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I love IPA's. Its the allure of the bit of the hops that bring me back time and time again. This offering for the Detroit Brew Co. is very good. Pours out to a bright golden in the glass with a decent head. The smell is that of grapfruit and malt. The taste is good with a good hop presence. Not as "in your face" as Bell's Two-Hearted, but still very good. High on the drinkability factor. This one could be a session brew for sure.

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Detroit Beer Co. Local 1529 I.P.A. from Detroit Beer Co.
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