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Rockford Obsession

Faint floral aroma. First taste is crisp with a slight sweetness to it. Aftertaste has mild hop character that grows over time. Near zero carbonation- not sure if that’s intentional or a packaging flaw. It’s good that it’s only 4.3% ABV since it goes down so smooth.

Second can had slightly more carbonation. The increased carbonation helps perk this up.

4 out of 5 stars.

Ellison 97.1 The Ticket DDH Hazy Pale Ale

Fresh floral hop aromas with a sweet yeast tinge. Flavor is super smooth, with a full taste bud awakening, but no harsh or bitter aspects. Hops are subdued and you can detect a hint of clean maltiness, which you can’t typically detect in hazy IPAs. Very refreshing and smooth.

I first came across this on draft several months ago and feel in love. I haven’t seen it in cans/bottles until just recently.

5 out of 5 stars.

Stone IPA

I’ve had this before, but never made an official review. Reviewed here on 7/8/2020, bottled on 6/3/2020, so still fresh.

Notable aroma of hop bitterness and malt. Crisp bite of hop bitterness, decent malt flavor without caramel sweetness. Lingering hop bitterness that is notable but not overpowering. But still don’t venture here unless you definitely like hop bitterness!

4.5 out of 5 stars.

Old Nation B-43

Sweet aroma of hops, with a tropical twist. Smooth taste that quickly spreads across the palate. Slight hop bitterness that smooths out quickly and leaves you with a yeast taste. Further drinks seem to crispen the taste and leave the taste buds puckered.

After a few drinks, leaves a very distinct, salty aftertaste. Not a fan of that…

3 out of 5 stars.