The First release in Old Nation’s “New Orthodox” IPA series, M-43 is designed to accentuate the deep and complex character of the combination of Calypso, Simcoe, Citra and Amarillo hops. Citrus and Tropical notes of Pineapple, Mango, and Grapefruit come through in the huge, yet surprisingly delicate aroma. The flavor backs these aromas with a soft, pillowy mouthfeel. Hop bitterness is not particularly intense, which leads to a very drinkable, New England IPA even non-IPA fans love.
The Haze is not from yeast, but rather from an interplay of lipids from the malted oat and oils and acids which naturally occur in the hand-selected Dry hops. This beer is a perfect interplay between top-grade malt and hops, MI water, and a brewing technique that cannot be faked.