Wolverine State Teenage Mutant Ninja Porter

Formerly brewed at Wolverine State Brewing Company
Ann Arbor, Michigan USA
- · Porter · 2 Ratings · Special Release ·
Using a full line-up of traditional English barleys, Maris Otter, British 2-row and chocolate malts in this brew give it autenticity but because we can’t NOT put our Wolverine claw mark on it we loaded up on some American crystal malts to add depth then radically combined our gnarly concoction with over 20 pounds of hops--including U.K. fuggles, Centennial, Cascade and Willamette. The aroma of this brew is where the choreographed fight begins by combining chocolate, roast, and citrusy hops. While we COULD have called this a "Cascadian Dark Ale" or "American-Style Black IPA" but because we a traditional English Ale yeast to ferment it we like to think of it as a sublimely mutated ninja porter! So we gave it the most bodacious name we could think of! Cowabunga Dudes!

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

Color
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Liquid
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Head
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Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

Sweet
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Bitter
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Sour
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Other
salty umami
The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

Body
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Texture
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Carbonation
fizzy lively average soft flat

Finish
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