I recently was given four homebrews by Mike. Excited, I first opened his Scottish heavy. There was little head retention but the lack of carbonation was enjoyable, almost like a cask ale. It had a smooth finish that was pleasing to the palate.
Mike based the IPA off of Greenflash IPA. Mike certainly captured the unmistakable floral smells of Greenflash. Nice head retention helped those smells to remain throughout drinking. The bitterness forced slow drinking, which I welcomed since it allowed me to savor it more.
All in all the brews impressed me. It was the first time I had tasted these styles from Mike and I can’t wait to taste more new ones and repay him with some of mine.