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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.

Dark Horse Reserve Special Black Ale

Dark roast malt aroma. Smooth initial taste with a sharp afterbite of malt darkness that’s a mix of dark chocolate and almost coffee (but not really ’cause I don’t like coffee). There is a strong hop flavor that then comes in, blended in with the malt darkness, and the whole thing finished very cleanly and dry. No real lingering aftertaste other than a mild smooth black malt flavor.

5 out of 5 stars.