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Cranker’s Professor IPA

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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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A West Coast style IPA, the Professor is golden and sports a large frothy white head. Hops leap out of the glass, citrus, apricot, and herbal notes define this brew. There is enough malty body to keep you coming back for more.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rolfc81 (123) - - AUG 30, 2014
Good smooth IPA. Creamy head. Had at Lulu’s in Bellaire. ............................

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1013) - - AUG 6, 2014
Draft. Pours a cloudy copper color. Aroma and taste are tropical fruit and not very bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bluegoosed (48) - - JUL 27, 2014
Had on draft at the Ypsilanti Summer Beer Festival. I’m a little surprised by the very average ratings for this IPA. Not real strong and very easy drinking. Really nice flavors of citrus/grapefruit, pine, and mild hops. Very clean finish. More of a session IPA. Solid effort.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arnoold67 (2) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2014 does not count
Great taste and aroma. First time having a beer from Crankers and I am really impressed. Definitely going to try their other offerings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3676) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Courtesy of a trade from Strykzone. Poured apricot in color. White head. Good lacing. Nose of tropical fruit. Medium body. Flavor is tropical fruit. Some stone fruit. Not very bitter. More like APA than IPA but bet very tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
carlb (107) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Pours golden with a slight haze from the residual yeast. Two-inch, off-white, persistent head formed and settled at about 1/4 inch. The nose has distinct pine-notes along with citrus notes that may have overwhelmed the malt notes. Medium-light body, albeit a little shorter palate than expected. Nice hop flavors intermingled with pine and herbal notes towards the finish. The malt notes on the palate are also subdued by the hop flavors and bitterness. Nice carbonation level. Belgian lace does form. The ABV is not noticeable. In sum, very decent and a pleasure to drink, but not an IPA to seek out.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Stacker (1) - - MAR 11, 2014 does not count
Great nose and an understated (not sweet, not bitter) taste. These guys continue to impress with a solid portfolio of liquid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mintzmeet (325) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2014
pretty good. pretty strong flavor of wheat chaff. tastes a little chlorinated. thick but water like texture.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Onslow (1252) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Clear amber brew with ample white head. Aroma of citrus, fruit, a little pine. Taste is moderate malt at the start with a moderate hops presence emerging mid swallow. Ends with a pleasant hoppiness and notes of tropical fruit. A cringe-worthy off-flavor like band-aides emerges post swallow but is out lasted by the lingering bitterness. Overall very good except for the band-aide taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Petkus331 (334) - Redford, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Nice funky marijauna-ish hop aroma with some citrus. Taste slightly bitter hops balanced with a mildly riasty malt backbone. Nice palate, foamy but not syrupy, a little watery. Overall, a solid ipa

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