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Short’s Anniversary Ale 2005


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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpongeRuiner (1109) - Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2014
On tap at the anniversary party. A nice fresh hop flavor. Very bitter on the tongue. A pretty big citrus IPA. One of the better ones for me of the Annis at the event. Maybe just as high was all of them mixed together. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - APR 28, 2014
Tap: Amber, cloudy body with a sticky & foamy white layer of foam. Big floral, citrus peel, & toffee malt mixture. Definitely a "big" DIPA with quite a bit of malt on the palate; sticky caramel & sweet toasted crystal malts. The hops offset it pretty well though. Lots of oily, dank & sticky hops, big bitter pine notes, abrasive grapefruit peel & a lingering herbal note. Pretty good considering I’m not the biggest fan of overly malty DIPAs; this was one of the more enjoyable ones.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MeadMe (1601) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2010
Transfer from BA This 2005 brew came in a trade, though I have no idea who sent it. A: Pours a very deep red color with a very small head. Some lacing is left but not much more. S: Nice pine hops noted are a strong nose of deep dark charred oak. Very nice and inviting. T: This one has a few years age on it. The hops have died down to a very mild level. This one is now dominated by tons of malty sweetness and tons of oak. M: Medium bodied, yet smooth. D: The alcohol is noticeable in this othewise thick brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogfish120 (143) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2005
Tap; huge hoppy aroma, bitter, sweet, somewhat grapefruity. Nice white rocky head, and lacing as well. Hops are the key to this brewery i’m finding, great bitterness from start to finish. A little less malt and more balance is what we need here. Excellent brew none the less

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2005
Tap: world beer expo/Frankenmuth...amber with little white head. Big hop aroma all mixed up, pine,floral and citrus. Initial flavor is caramel/malt but turns to all bitter/sticky hops with a long lingering aftertaste. Will agree needed a little more malt for an IIPA, was still very good overall though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (6378) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAY 23, 2005
On tap: Pretty big hop aroma with a touch of sweetness. Mostly transparent amber with a touch of haze and a small off-white head. A touch of caramel up front is quickly dominated by a big grapefruit hop finish. Hoppy aftertaste lingers for some time. Not the most balanced IIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - MAY 23, 2005
Festival tap. Hazy brown colored with a scant off-white head. Big floral hop aroma with a bit of citrus. Served a bit cold. Medium bodied. Lasting hop bitterness. Modest malt bill barely stands up to the hop assault. Decent, a bit more balance would make this a contender.

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