walleye (1099) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2012Koelschtrinker (20229) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 30, 2013
poured amber with off white head. aroma citrus, floral, herbs, caramel, toffee. flavor caramel, citrus, herbs, sugar. not to bad
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 (5342) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2012
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
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 (7307) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2011
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 (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2011
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 (231) - USA - JUL 13, 2011
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 (11324) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2011
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 (2222) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2011
Moderate and medium describe this beer perfectly. Little hops in either aroma or taste. Onslow (1481) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2011
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!