Transient Artisan Ales
A Note on This Beer
The Chicago Tribune credits Transient Artisan Ales as the single-most important brewery in Bridgman, Michigan.
But, with a 4.11 UT brewery rating — which is higher than many of their brewing giant neighbors — you might say they’re one of the most important breweries in the whole state!
Despite brewing in a sleepy lakeside town, craft fans from all across the Midwest make the trek to taste Transient — particularly, their hop-focused brews like Honeystone.
The brewers pack this Imperial IPA with citrusy-dank Mosaic and peachy El Dorado Hops. But then, they add a little twist by using real, locally-sourced Honey!
Every sip is thirst-quenching, juicy, and ultra-smooth, with flavors that delicately balance citrus hop tang and rich, honey sweetness. It’s like digging into a fruit bowl of peaches and orange slices, all drizzled in honey!
From all over the internet, lucky Midwesterners who’ve tasted Honeystone have this to say:
- “Just another world-class beer from Transient” @Masonz223
- “Fresh. Fine stuff. Muted notes of bittersweet melon and syrupy honey. Lingering, bitter finish.” @Keilan F.
- “HoneyStone is the best!!!” @Larry N.
While people from Chicago might still be driving to Michigan for curbside pickups of Honeystone, you certainly don’t have to! We’re making it easy for you to grab a couple cans today and discover the importance of Transient’s transcendent juice skills.
Rated 4.12 on Untappd; 92/100 on BeerAdvocate; 91/100 on Craft Beer & Brewing
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Can taste the honey in this. Not boozy for a DIPA. I’d drink it again!
Holy amazing honey flavor. Also very clean and crushable for the ABV and style. Criminally smooth.
Not much honey flavor coming through
The honey is just a nice finish here
Pretty good Imperial IPA but no honey taste at all which is what I was hoping for
Transient makes the greatest NEIPAs out of any brewery ive ever tried NEIPAs from. Better than Anchorage? No contest.
Great balance from start to finish. Had the potential to be overly sweet, but turned creamy at the perfect point. Glad I grabbed a pair.
Wow!!!!! A nice sweet palate, smooth and easy drinking. The honey really shines here , with a great mouth feel. An incredible beer
A'ight. Little honey finish is nice but front end too rough for that finish. It just doesn't match
Different, enjoyable, still an IPA despite the honey.
Very light honey