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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Motor City India Pale Ale is a classic example of an India style micro brewed Pale Ale. Brewed for 120 minutes to extract the fruity tartness from Warrior, Columbus and Simcoe hops.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13334) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2016
Tap. Poured clear golden color with an average frothy white head that was lasting and produced good lacing. Moderate hop and sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate bittersweet flavor with with a moderate bittersweet finish of medium duration. This beer met my expectations.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (3572) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2016
Bottle at UFO Factory. Slight hazy light golden with very big fluffy white head. Grapefruit, light mineral, grassy, pils malts, orange. Quite grassy and lots of grapefruit zest overpower the malts. Under medium sweet and over medium bitter. Medium bodied with a light dry touch of quite some carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mallons72 (205) - livonia, Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2016
First sip was very good. Then a bit metallic on the tongue after. Heavy grapefruit taste.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrodooo5 (1473) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - NOV 15, 2015
A malfy ipa thatís surprisingly a bit thin at 7%. Decent pour w/ a good hop aroma. It tastes more malfy than bitter which isnít a bad thing. The complexity isnít there but it is rather drinkable. Decent overall.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
harvelcm (3) - - AUG 4, 2015 does not count
Starts out very balanced and finishes dry. Good cold. Gets a little malty as it warms up.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dmac (5466) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2015
12oz bottle from Canalís Rio Grande. Poured a deep honey orange body with a huge ever growing foamy off white head. Aroma is honey, wild flowers, hint of lemon and lime. Flavor is the same along with honey topped toast. Body is bad, carbonation is so super fizzy that itís almost hard to drink. This sucks, needs some QC on the carbonation issue.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jksipa (767) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2015
Cloudy medium orange amber with a small white head that leaves some tight lace. Bready malt and honey and medium citrus on the nose with grapefruit dominant. Lightly sweet with a medium bitterness (not really picking up 85 IBUs). Medium- slick with average carbonation. OK.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheJester (2504) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2015
355 mL bottle. Gold, just a film of head, and lots of sediment. Which is unexpected in an IPA. The aroma is far more impressive, with a nice blend of citrus and resin. The flavour is more restrained, with the hop flavours not separating themselves until near the end. Followed by bitterness, which is perhaps a 4/10 for the style. Not much to look at, but a passable IPA. There are much better ones out there, however.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtclockwork (14717) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Bottle. Pours gold white head. Nose/taste of lemon, grass, earthy pine and caramel malt. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (4569) - Michigan, USA - JAN 21, 2015
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 11/11/2014. Pours slightly hazy deep golden color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, light pine, floral, grass, honey, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, floral, grass, honey, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon/orange zest, pine, homey, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity and robustness of citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt sweetness; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, fairly crisp, and lightly creamy/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice and pleasant IPA. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. No quite as boldly hoppy as I expected, but definitely a nicely enjoyable offering otherwise.


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