walleye (1061) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
poured amber with off white head. aroma citrus, floral, herbs, caramel, toffee. flavor caramel, citrus, herbs, sugar. not to bad
Koelschtrinker (9867) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Frisch hopfiger Antrunk mit angenehmer Süße. Blumig werdend, daneben etwas Honig. Leicht herb, der Hopfen bleibt auf hohem Niveau. Würzig, süffig, fantastisch ausgewogen. 10/12/12/12/11/12
rumproasts (2038) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. amber with small head. as noted elsewhere, this is more of a hybrid amber ale and ipa. plenty of hops, but not quite to ipa standards. the malts didn’t strike me as very english-tasting. that said, this is quite a tasty beer.
Schulte (19) - Michigan, USA - JUL 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The frankenmuth IPA is a great beer from a small Michigan brewery. The taste offers a typical IPA full flavor in a great michigan craft beer the bitterness really brings out the hoppy flavor
Strykzone (4383) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Saled at an esbls tasting. Thanks Joe. A big gushing head. Hazy and light brown. Soft English hops in the aroma with light caramel. Thecflavor has some gentle hops with some spice and yeast.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber-orange with a thin quickly fading off-white head. Aroma of citrus, fruit, toffee and pale malt. Taste is dusty with pale malt, mild hops and low bitterness. Okay but bland.
svandyke (67) - USA - JUL 13, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle- pours as a nice toffee color. Not much carbonation. Slight toffee smell also, with a bit of an acrid ending. Tastes a bit sweeter than most IPAs with some hop ending. Not as hoppy as expected. Aftertaste left after a sip is not too good. I suppose that is the "earthy" element.
shrubber85 (6803) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pine hops and toffee malt aroma. Slightly hazy amber and off-white head. Moderately bitter pine/grapefruit hops and mild toffee malt flavor. Nicely blended. Tasty.
milewide (1363) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Moderate and medium describe this beer perfectly. Little hops in either aroma or taste.
Onslow (1076) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Six pack from the local Walgreens which is stocking several Frankenmuth varieties. Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Dark, cloudy amber brew with a decent head that settles down to a persistent froth. Solid aroma dominated by a caramel malt and wiff of floral hops. Flavor is a very well balanced blend of sweetish caramel malts with a solid but restrained hoppiness in the finish. A very sold brew, very well crafted and refined. Very nice palate, no off flavors. It doesn’t strike me so much as an IPA - especially a modern IPA - as a nicely hopped amber ale. But that must be why they distinguish it as an English IPA - and I aint complaining, this is tasty!