Michigan Brewing Company
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
As I’ve mentioned previously, Bobby Mason’s Michigan Brewing Company is a favorite oasis on a road trip as a refreshing trip to the tasting room is a perfect break on the way east or west.
Today, I decided to sample their Little Prince, which is described as the second runnings of their IPA … so more or less a “light” imperial pale ale, in the non-FDA sense of the term.
Bright orange in color, the Jack has a huge, flowery and hoppy nose, but without the huge hoppy bite. It’s body is a little thinner than their regular High Seas IPA offering and the finish is long and dry. This would compare to some macro-IPA offerings out there and certainly isn’t bad. It suffers a little bit from a lack of balance due to the lighter malt body, but is definitely quaffable, without being too big.
This one’s solid, although many hopheads may enjoy it even more than that.