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Professor IPA - Cranker's Brewery

Professor IPAProfessor IPA

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78
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41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 15.48%


Brewed by:
Cranker's Brewery visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: StoutHunter on 12-12-2012)
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Reviews by GRPunk:
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GRPunk

Michigan

3.1/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Oohhh, I can give .25's now. Sweet!

Bottle says "always decant Cranker's beer into a pint glass." Alright, it's going into my new Samuel Smith's imperial pint, a nice vessel.

A- 1-finger off-white head develops with a normal pour. VERY clean, golden body with really light carbonation. Head becomes a thin foam that leaves pretty good stick on the glass.

S- Hmmmm. Initially, there's a hoppy punch followed by a malty sweetness. Hops are citrus, grapefruit maybe. Malt/yeast is hard to place. Fruity? Tropical? After sipping, it might even be the aspirin-like component. Warmth brings more of the citrus and tropical fruits, getting quite pleasant actually.

T- Grainy, cereal malts. Aspirin, herbal, medicinal hops. Hops get a little biting.

M- Moderate body. Quite the hop bite.

O- It's my first experience with what I believe to be a pretty new brewery. Like some other startups, it's a little rough around the edges. Serviceable enough (Read: not a drain pour). Not something I'm going to rush out and buy either. I'd like to revisit their offerings in a few months and see where it's going. It seems to have potential.

I've long felt a college town in MI needs brewery. I'm glad Cranker's stepped up for Big Rapids.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2013 20:16:39 | More by GRPunk
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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.

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A - burnt orange with a healthy white head that remains as a thin crown.

S - pine, orange peel, malts, caramel.

T - Piney and citrus hops, caramel malts, medium bodied. Dry aftertaste.

O - This is solid IPA - easy drinking. Good mouthfeel.

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I am at Cranker's Restaurant on 68th St.

It is at the 68th St exit on US131 south of Grand Rapids, MI.

I am quite impressed with this IPA.

Great Piney flavor.

Two finger head.

Really easy drinking beer.

Nice warm feel in the back of the throat.

I would buy it again.

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Poured into a shaker pint. No bottling date.

Appearance: Simple looking black label with a portrait of a person that I should maybe possibly know but don't. Not especially fancy, but it's decent (muchlikethebeeritself*AHEM*). Slightly hazy yellow color with about three fingers worth of a soapy kind of head. It dies down slowly after awhile, but a finger's worth sticks around the whole time. Lacing's patchy.

Smell: Soapy hops. To be more specific, piney hops. Malt spiciness is also there. It's alright, but somewhat odd at the same time.

Taste: That soapy hop flavor is strong on the front, and then a surprisingly large amount of bitterness on the finish. There's a nice malty taste on the finish, but there's still a lot of bitterness in spite of that. Rather dry and unbalanced. I've had worse IPAs, but this isn't exactly that great. The carbonation is about middle-of-the-road with a pretty light feel.

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Professor IPA from Cranker's Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.