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Short’s Bourbon Dirty Bird

Short’s Bourbon Dirty Bird
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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
Double hopped brown IPA aged in bourbon barrels

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (6376) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2012
On tap: The aroma consists of butterscotch, vanilla, fruit, and faint nuts. It’s a transparent amber with a small off-white head. The flavor starts with caramel, vanilla, and butterscotch. The finish has citrus hops, pine, and bourbon. It’s light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, I generally don’t like butterscotch, but it works in this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rumproasts (4828) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2012
growler pour. amber with small head. quite strong bourbon aroma and flavor. buried underneath is butterscotch with hops. surprisingly light flavor other than the bourbon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ICEatALAMO (1286) - Troy, Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Draft at brewery. Pour light, even for a brown ipa. The smell is faint with bourbon that covers the hops. The hops dominate the taste here. A good beer if you like'em hop heavy. Wish there was more bourbon flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
paintedmaple (671) - People’s Republic of Bloomington, Indiana, USA - SEP 3, 2012
The initial sweetness of this beer is overwhelming and off-putting and is the dominant flavor. I thought there would be some offset to the sweetness, but none was found nor was any bourbon present.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikem409 (1971) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Growler thanks Dave. Pours light brown off tan head. Aroma of malt and nuts Taste like a butter scotch candy infused with hops very cool

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silphium (3191) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Draft at Short’s. Hazy, straw/orange-brown body, thin off-white/cream head. Toasty, burnt nose with burnt caramels and butterscotch. Bitter body, toasty, with oak and bourbon and diacetyl candy corn/butterscotch notes that conspire to dominate the palate after a few sips and reduce enjoyment of this beer.

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