In this beer blog, Cranker’s Brewery Professor IPA is the beer and brewery that we will be sampling out. I had a chance to try this beer at Buddy’s Pizza in Livonia, Michigan. I thought I would write my thoughts on this brew. There is not much history or information on this brewery. I know they are young and they are from Big Rapids, Michigan. There is not much history on this brewery. Let us get into the beer.
It is hard to see in this restaurant because of the lighting. It has a clear copper to light amber color with a white constant head. The smell is a citrus notes. The taste is carbonated citrus notes. The aftertaste is dry hop finish. It is kind of drinkable.
Here is a description from their website (www.crankersbrewery.com):
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.
6.6% ABV – 65 IBU
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Closing, I saw this brew and I was pretty interested in this beer. I love my India Pale Ales. I have to say I was not really impressed this brew. It is not a bad beer but average brew. I will say this brewery did a better job with their India Pale Ale over a few Michigan craft breweries and around the country. This beer is better than Atwater Brewery Grand Circus IPA, New Holland Mad Hatter IPA, and Motor City IPA to name a few. I would have this beer again but not all the time. It would be once in a blue moon. I will be retrying this beer in the near future. I want to hear your thoughts on this brew. I will be searching out the rest of their beers. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser