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Brewed in collaboration with Shortís Brewing, featuring Jonathan Cutler of Piece. This beer was made in honor of the band Ween. We loaded up a Citra Hop forward IPA with some wheat and 1000 lbs of Guava Fruit from Ecuador.

You should check out Ween.

7% ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2010
Bomber. Pours light orange with a white head. Aroma of faint citrus, guava. Very mellow guava touch, but well done. Nice wheat flavor, very interesting IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 23, 2010
Bomber my brother purchased at the brewery. Pours a crisp light amber color with a medium off-white head. Aroma is intense mellow fruit, citrus, lightly piney hops. Taste is very bright and fruity with the guava and medium bitterness. I would drink the shit out of this on a consistent basis if I could.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Juelze (1140) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 23, 2010
Bomber. Pours a clear light amber color with medium white head. Aroma is of intense citrus hops, apricot, and guava. I love the aroma on this. Itís light, bright, and clean. Taste is rich citrus and guava with notes of apricot and mild malt background. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (9623) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Bottle at Jimmackís invitational gathering. Pours clear amber. Nose of guava, hops, barley and nice malt. Taste of malt, guava, hops, citrus and apricot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3580) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2010
22 oz bomber. Orange pour with slight red tint, very slight white head. I get a lot of earth in the aroma. Some herbal and pine hops. A bit of guava. Some citrus. Flavor is meaty, tangy guava, citrus hops, a bit of honey and melon. Very fruity and interesting. Some tangyness from the guava and the wheat. A bit of caramel. Some bitterness in the finish. Light to medium bodied, nice crisp carbonation. Really nice, well balanced, delicious fruit IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5456) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Lightly hazy amber color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, orange, tangerine, apricot, guava and toast. Taste of guava, apricot, citrus, orange, and a fruity, bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sean9689 (286) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2010
22oz bomber split with my g/f. Poured into nonic. A - Pours golden/orange, big bubbles, a fingers-worth of head, good lacing and retention. Nice cap on top to round things out. S - Floral hops, guava, slight sweetness (but not much), farm hay, grass. T - The floral hops and guava are really well done. Itís hoppy yet the guava is there to remind you itís not as straight forward as a regular IPA. A nice Shortís twist on this. M - Light, crisp, refreshing. D - Finished my 1/2 of the bomber easily and could have drank more. I have a couple of bombers left and Iím looking forward to seeing how the Guava does in the next few weeks. Recommend.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
3Faveryrogue (181) - Aslip, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2010
[A] Hops. Very pleasant aroma. My girlfriend says guava upfront, but Iím just not getting it. Caramel and pale malts, wheat detectable. [A] Clear amber/golden pour. Not very lively in glass. [F] More great hop flavor. Again with the maltiness. Fruitiness shows toward midway/end. [P] Hop bitter is nice. Very light to mild bodied and easily drinkable. [O] I was expecting the guava to make this lean more toward a fruit beer, but it either blends well with the hops, or is quite an understatement in this brew. 1000 lbs wouldnít make you think so. Admittedly, never tasted a guava. Not at all disappointed in the end. Glad Cutler & Shortís had a hand in this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
17thfloor (2435) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2010
Growler and a couple bottles. This stuff is heaven, especially right out of the tank. Pours a rich glowing golden orange with a medium white fizzy head. Aroma of just a hint of alcohol, bright tangy guava, love that citra hop dry hopping, delicate sweetness with a hint of caramel, huge citrus, light a more citric dreadnaught, so clean, honeydew, fresh grass. Flavor follows but with a bigger than expected citric kick, tangy and tart, nice grassy hops, plenty of supporting tropical fruits, light grass, just light amount of balancing bubblegum bitterness, some grainy biscuitiness towards the finish, love the guava aftertaste that lingers with a wonderful sour tartness. Medium/light bodied, well attenuated leaving just the right amount of sweetness, some corse fizzy carbonation, supremely drinkable. A true treat! Way to go gentlemen!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (6027) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2010
22 oz bottle from the brewery (Chicago, IL). Pours a very nice lightly hazed darker crisp gold with bites of amber, a bubbly bright white head and well carbonated beer dies to a small film, light lacing overall. Aromas are lively guava, citrusy and tart bite with grapefruit and lemon hops, bready malts with pale malts and a lighter touch of caramel. Bitter grass and weeds, but the guava really strikes a nice fruity effervescence, liveliness, juicy tartness. Malts fall behind leaving moderate to bigger fruit and citrus hops. Initial is medium bodied, maybe a bit lighter, big guava and citrusy grapefruit, hits of tropical mango and peach, bready malts and pale, touch of toast, lighter than expected in malt oomph. Tropical and guava bite, moderate bitterness and lighter bodied with dry florals and grass, soapiness. A nice IPA, juicy hops and guava, tropical fruits with a lighter malt body. The wheat makes it a bit less enjoyable to me, a bit coarse. A touch of bubblegum, juicy guava sticks with it especially as you get further into it. A very interesting project and tasty collaboration. Lighter fare, well hopped and juicy fruits. I really liked this. Strengths of juicy fruits and good hop combos.. Malt body is dissappointing though and appearance is just ok.

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