Bell’s Official – A Hazy, Juicy NE IPA

Bell’s Official is a hazy, juicy IPA in the New England Style from Bell’s Brewery in Comstock, Michigan. It’s Bell’s official entry in the hazy IPA style – it uses pungent american hops combined with wheat and pilsen malts which result in what they call a smooth, aromatic, juicy IPA. At 6.4% ABV, it doesn’t break the scale, but does it compare with other New England style IPAs in Michigan, and can it hold it’s own against other widely distributed New England style IPAs from outside of the state? In addition to the regular review, I also bring in some surprise competitors to see how it stands up so stay tuned!

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Speciation Artisan Ales – Mycoplasma – A Nordic Cream Ale

Mycoplasma is a collaboration Nordic Cream Ale In the Belgian Saison style from Speciation Artisan Ales and the newly formed Rake Beer Project out of Muskegon, Michigan. Speciation from Comstock is know for their open fermented beverages, including a lot of wild ales and Farmhouse ales. This is my first review from Speciation, so what did I think? Watch to find out!

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Pileated Brewing Company – Rainbow Warrior IPA

Rainbow Warrior is an IPA from Pileated Brewing Company in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Pileated Brewing is self distributing in some stores in the Ann Arbor area, and Rainbow Warrior is one of their Flagships. I’ve been meaning to get to their taproom and try this one out for a long time, and while out at HOMES, I was able to find Rainbow Warrior in a store right around the block. So was Rainbow Warrior worth the wait? Stay tuned to find out more!

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Kuhnhenn DRIPA – Double Rice IPA

DRIPA is a Double Rice IPA from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company in Warren, Michigan.  at 9.5% ABV, DRIPA has been a long time favorite of a lot of eastsiders, and until recently was only available in their taproom.  Now that DRIPA and White Devil have started hitting shelves in 4 packs, they should be getting wider distribution.  Have you had DRIPA?  See what I think by watching the video below!

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