In this blog, we are going to sample out my favorite brew from Frankenmuth Brewery and the third of four beers that will be featured this blog. Please go back to my earlier blog on Frankenmuth Brewery Blonde to get to know this brewery, if already read it then you already know this brewery. The beer that we will be experience is Frankenmuth Brewery American Batch 69 IPA. If you look at the beers that we have done from this brewery between the Dunkel to Blonde and then Pilsner, they are all German base beer style. This brewery went outside of their comfort zone and did American beer style. This speaks out open minded a brewery can be to bring beers to their fan base. It does not go just for Frankenmuth Brewery. There is another brewery down in Texas that just put out their first pale ale. Frankenmuth Brewery have been brewing this beer for a while but with a huge growth of pale ales and IPAs. Breweries are doing IPAs and pale ales or doing different things with them. Let us see where this brew ranks to me in the world of the India Pale Ales.
This beer in the glass is not your normal India Pale Ale color. It has a clear yellow color to beer with a light white head to the beer. Smell is of light piney to earthy. This India Pale Ale has a sight citrus carbonation taste with a dry hoppy aftertaste. To me, the hoppy aftertaste is just right. It is not overpowering like other IPAs aftertaste. This beer for hoppy IPA is really drinkable.
Here is a description from the beer bottle and their website (www.frankenmuthbrewery.com):
A medium light bodied India Pale Ale with an intense hop aroma and flavor. This IPA will wake up your senses to fine American hops to discover tastes of citrus, flowers and pine.
ABV 6.9% IBU 69 Best with strong, spicy food and bold appetizers.
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In closing, I really love this drinkable India Pale Ale from Frankenmuth Brewery. This is a very well balance beer and just like most India Pale Ales it is perfect with spicy foods. If I could get this beer all the time, it would be in my refrigerator on day-to-day basis. I know I said this before in other Michigan beer blogs but I will say it again. I am not a fan of any Michigan breweries but Frankenmuth Brewery has won me over to like at least one brewery. Do not just get go out and hunt this beer down but go find the rest of their beers. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser