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
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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 tectactoe
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of dcbeers
3/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of cynical1027
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.52/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrIPA
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Danielr26
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cgrz
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of tommy5
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of ballertim
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of beer4brian331
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of the_alec
4.39/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

An IPA focused on a citrus hops aroma and flavor. Pleasant mouthfeel.

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Photo of HardyA
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of smb4087
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of styleisking
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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 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 DuffBeer14
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of combatFlexo
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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 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 cdoub
3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This beer caught me off guard when I read it was an American IPA, it looks taste and feels like a Belgian style IPA.

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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 RyanCFriedrich
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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