Original Gravity Southpaw IPA
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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
Flavor grenade of American hops! With pronounced hop flavor and aroma this IPA is deliciously citrusy from tons of Cascade and Amarillo hops. Full flavored, hoppy, well balanced American IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frank (4007) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2016
This is a solid woody/earthy IPA. Nothing special but not too sweet and pretty drinkable. Kinda likeb this style a bit more dry but this is not a disaster.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (6403) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2015
On tap: The aroma consists of moderate-heavy citrus with light pine. It’s a hazy amber with a small off-white head that quickly fades to a minimal film outlined by a thin ring. There is a good amount of soapy webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate-heavy citrus with a hint of caramel. The finish has moderate grapefruit with a touch of pine. It’s light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Petkus331 (389) - Redford, Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2014
An aroma of marijuana, and some caramel. Appears clear copper with nice lace and thin white head. Tastes of bitter marijuana followed by a mild caramel sweetness. Palate is a bit fizzy. Overall, decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
firstsip (733) - Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Tap at brewery. Dark copper. Lace. Weed/leather smell. Almost syrupy mouthfeel? Very piney at front. Much better as it warms.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (2439) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2014
On tap at Dan’s. The pour is a coppery-gold and rather clear. There is a film white head that leaves gorgeous lace all around the glass. The aroma ia huge on a citrusy hoppiness with a slight bready, yeasty type of characteristic to it. The flavor is very hoppy. There is a good balance of bitterness and solid sweetness. The mouth feel is solid. Not overly thin, but not chewy either. The aftertaste lingers nicely. Quite solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
joshwoodward (575) - - OCT 2, 2013
Had a glass as part of a sampler at the brewery. Very nice balance on this one, grapefruit but not overdone.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 16/20
salvaticas (596) - - FEB 2, 2013
On tap. Underrated IPA. Strong hoppy aroma and good flavor. Bit of a strange finish, but would definitely have again ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2012
Pours very hazy golden orange with creamy head. Aroma of strong hops and pine cones. Flavor follows with the most bitter I have experienced. Wow what a palate wrecker. Finishes rough, and gets a high rating since I was looking for a new level of crushing bitterness. Pretty good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (3489) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2012 Pours a cloudy dark golden orange color. Big citrus and piney hop nose but also some malt too. Taste is slightly sweet then quickly turns bitter. Lots and citrus and malt throughout. A little fruit too. Very nice IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3535) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2012
On tap at brewpub
En route to Ann Arbor I stopped here on a cold snowy evening for some beers and a meal. Based on everything I tried this is a great local option. One of the samples I tried with this solid IPA with plenty of depth and a fresh bite.

Aroma / Appearance - Cloudy orange with a red hue and amber head the nose is rich with hoppy bite. Grass clippings, orange peels, and resin eat at the senses. Fresh and bright it is a little like a fruit cup spiked with bitterness.

Flavor / Palate - Pineapple, citrus, and a resiny bitterness shock the palate into paying attention to a nicely balanced beer. Maltiness pops up from time to time. While this is not exactly sessionable it doesn’t erode the palate so badly that you couldn’t have two or three. It will however sneak up on you after a while.

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