Rochester Mills – Juice Bigalow, Hop Gigalo – NE IPA Review

Today I’m checking out Rochester Mills “Juice Bigalow, Hop Gigalo”, a 6% abv juicy american IPA. With the recent surge of new England style IPA’s, this is another in that style (although they call it an american IPA.) While Rochester Mills is probably most known for their stouts, I’m really intrigued and interested in trying out how they spin the NE IPA trend. Does it meet expectation!? Watch and see!

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Ore Dock Brewing’s Fresh Coast Belgian IPA Review

Today I’m checking out Ore Dock Brewing’s Fresh Coast – a 7.5% ABV Belgian IPA from Marquette, Michigan. Nice sweetness and subtle spice sets it apart from the typical, traditional IPAs that I’m used to.

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Drafting Table – Reserve Mal Cream Ale – Wixom, MI

Drafting Table Brewing Company in Wixom, MI takes on the very versatile Cream Ale style with their Reserve Mal – an 4.8% Cream Ale. Cream Ales don’t seem to grab my attention like other styles do – does this one buck the trend?

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Founders Green Zebra Gose – Brewed with Watermelon and Sea Salt

I’ve always avoided Goses and Sour beers in general due them sounding so un-appealing. Founders new Green Zebra Gose may be the one that turns the tide. Watch and find out what I think!

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Ellison Crescent Fresh IPA Review

Ellison Brewery in East Lansing has been generating a buzz, but until now I’ve been unable to find them in cans in my area. I’m glad that I found Crescent Fresh IPA, because it’s one of the most intriguing IPAs that I’ve had in quite some time and is a totally new take on the concept. Could this possibly be the best new IPA in Michigan? Watch to find out!

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Shorts Psychedelic Cat Grass – Triple Hopped IPA Review

Psychedelic Cat Grass by Short’s is made and shipped as fresh as possible. The pack I picked up was actually bottled the same day I bought it. This triple hopped IPA beauty may be too piney for some fans, but it teases with enough citrus sweetness to win me over. This is my first review of a Short’s beer since their 20% sale to Lagunitas, and I’m going to be as objective as possible when reviewing their beers going forward.

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Old Nation’s Boss Tweed – Double NE IPA Review – The Juiciest Yet?

After my maiden voyage to Old Nation’s Brewery in Williamston, MI – I knew I had to bring home a sample to taste and show off for you all and come one step closer to completing the quadrilogy that is my Old Nation New Orthodox IPA series of reviews.

Behold, a 9.3% double New England style IPA from the Michigan masters at Old Nation. Haze is good, and this beer is a testament to that. The sweetness of M43, and the balance hoppy bitterness of Boxer NE IPA had a love child, and that love child is Boss Tweed. Prepare to be hazed.

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Right Brain Brewery – CEO Stout – Coffee Stout Review

Right Brain Brewery’s CEO Stout is a coffee stout with just enough up front sweetness to draw you in, and the coffee kick to keep you coming back for more.

Right Brain is one of the most inventive brewers in Michigan, and they need to be to survive with the abundance of other great breweries in the Traverse City area. CEO Stout is one of their mainstays, and after this review I can see why.

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