Tapistry Brewing – Northern Trippin

The New England Train is still running here in Michigan, and we’re not even near capacity yet. This time it’s Tapistry Brewing’s Northern Trippin on the tracks. The artwork on this can is really beautiful and I think it really shows off the spirit of the state – including some beautiful fall foliage and kayaks near pictured rocks – but does the brew inside match the beauty on the outside? Stay tuned to find out!

Find out more about Tapistry Brewing here: http://www.tapistrybrewing.com/

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Roak Brewing Company’s Hopgazer – New England Style IPA

After seeing my review for their New England style double IPA Flavorful Five, Roak reached out to me to see if I’d be interested in coming to the taproom to review their newest New England Style IPA Hopgazer.

I sat down with Roak’s general manager Allen Hilliker to talk about where we thought the NE IPA style was headed, the differences in NE IPAs out there, some of Roak’s future plans – and most importantly, Hopgazer!

If you’d like to find out more about Roak, Hopgazer, or to check out their taproom in Royal Oak, Michigan visit there website: https://roakbrewing.com/

Roak’s Hopgazer was provided free of charge by Roak in exchange for a fair and unbiased review.

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Odd Side Ales Dank Frank Juice – a 9.9% Imperial IPA with a Dank Juice Twist

Today I’m getting weird with it, and I’m reviewing Odd Side Ale’s Dank Frank Juice – a 9.9% (just had to get it under 10%, huh?) imperial IPA that has all the charm of Odd Side’s dank juices, with just enough of that bite at the end. Check out more from Odd Side at http://oddsideales.com

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Odd Side Ales – Mosaic Dank Juice Review

Today I’m taking a look at my 4th in the dank juice line – this time it’s Mosaic Dank Juice. I was really impressed by Passion Dank Juice, and Dirty Dank Juice, but felt a little let down by Mango Peach Dank Juice. Will Mosaic Dank Juice redeem itself for me?
Watch and find out!

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Roak Brewing’s Flavorful Five – A 9.2% double New England Style IPA

Today I’m taking a look at Roak Brewing’s Flavorful Five – a 9.2% Double New England Style IPA from Roak Brewing in Royal Oak, Michigan. This is a great DNEIPA with a sweet juiciness and a slight boozy taste that sets it apart from others I’ve tried. Check it out!

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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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Odd Side Ales Passion Dank Juice Review

I can’t believe I finally found it! I’ve been stalking this beer for what feels like weeks and I was finally able to find the Passion Fruit version of Odd Side’s Dirty Dank Juice. I have to say, it was worth the wait!

And since I seem to compare every NE IPA variety against Old Nation’s M-43, you’ll have to watch to see how it stacks up!

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Petoskey Brewing – Juicy – New England Style IPA Review

My newest New England style IPA review is for Petoskey Brewing’s Juicy – a IPA brewed with Pineapple and Mango. New England style IPA beers have been exploding lately and Juicy is jumping in the fray. How does it stack up?

Check the review below to find out!

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Old Nation Brewing – M-43 NEIPA Review

This breview 4 U is one I was really looking forward to trying – Old Nation Brewing’s M-43 New England IPA.  This is only the second NEIPA that I’ve tried, but if this is any indication of what’s to come… Where do I get more?  Old Nation is in Williamston, MI – which is about half way between Howell and Lansing.  I’m really looking forward to heading out there soon to try what they have on tap.  Check out the video beyond the break below!

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