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Short’s Bonafide Legit
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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Bonafide Legit is a light bodied, honey colored Pale Ale. It is brewed entirely with Michigan grown and malted barley, and Summit hops. The excellent aroma is floral and has fruity characteristics. Earthy pine and notable herbal accents coats the entire mouth, which is followed by a big resiny bitterness that lingers into the dry finish.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
darb85 (88) - Canton, Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Ok. Drinks way better than it smells. Hoppy and smooth.mild bitter. Out of words...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ColovianTrader (329) - - NOV 21, 2014
Very fresh tasting. Lemons, citrus peel, grapefruit, hop bitterness, toasted rye and light caramel. Orange zest and pine finish. Perfect carbonation to match.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (6935) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2014
12oz bottle, big thanks to umich03jm! Bottled 08/07/14. Totally hazy golden orange color. Finger of off-white head, with good retention. Leaves nice thicker lace. Big citrusy kind of piney rindy mildly spicy hop. Clean minimal bready malt. Pretty dry finish. Medium plus body. Smooth, light carbonation. Pretty big bitter taste, light sweet. Definitely a lot more bitter than your typical pale ale, I can see why the label says IPA. Maybe the style should be changed? Pretty solid, impressively hoppy stuff. Maybe a touch too dry though, and a slight bit of staleness in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mvp (157) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2014
A little bit of grainy aroma. Light yellow color with small head. Good flavor that finishes a little bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlowOffTube (499) - Michigan, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Light all around decent fruity citrus ororangish pour light body moderate carbonation. Some orange peel bit overall okay.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
salvaticas (456) - - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle pour. Cloudy orange. Flavor is rough, medium bitterness, lightly hoppy. Ok ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fattybladdy (613) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Pours a hazy light golden orange, frothy head. Herbal hops in the aroma. Floral, herbal and citrus hops in the taste with a nice bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BigBeer45 (1272) - Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Sampled from a bottle, this ale had a hazy medium orange pour with a little muted yellow colors and it gave a large white cover that receded to a sticky ring and thin layer, the receding head left lots of lacing on the glass, lots of rings and spots of lacing on the sides of the glass, the nose had hop notes that were citrus and fruity, hops were lemon, orange, grapefruit and a little guava fruit, light toasted malt with a little fruit and bread sweetness in the background, the flavors were citrus and fruity bitter hops with some orange fruit, light toasted malt with malt and fruit sweetness, the finish had a good bite of bitterness that lingered a bit on the palate, the mouth feel was light and creamy, and had average carbonation, this was a very hoppy for an American Pale drink, I was not expecting a beer that was this hoppy, a good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bwa5879 (706) - Portage, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Cloudy light orange pour with inch of white head. Subtle earthy citrus aroma, a bit nutty, sweet overall. Average carbonation, mouthfeel on the frothy side, dry but clean finish. Taste of bitter pine and rind, some citrus. Nothing bad just nothing special.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigtaster (581) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle. Light hazy orange color medium head. Nose is grapefruit and grass. Light body with grapefruit lemon medium bitter dry finish. Good stuff.


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