ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a beautiful copper color with a thin white head. Aroma is tropical fruits, citrus, floral. Flavor is guava, light caramel, and bitter hops. Palate is medium bodied, somewhat dry, moderate prickly carbonation, finished bitter. A very good IPA with just the right amount of guava.
alobar (3501) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orange yellow pour with white soapy head. Aroma of pineapple, grapefruit, and tangerine. Tropical fruit flavor with some pine and hop bitterness. Very nice beer.
Mark_Eck (1914) - - AUG 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours an goldenish color. Aroma and taste are citrus, honey, and grapefruit.
SG111 (1228) - New York, USA - AUG 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at CK Diggs, Mi. Pours light, slightly hazy orange with a white creamy head. Aroma is wow, that’s a lot of guava, really sweet, mango, tropical fruits, orange. Flavor is guava heavy, nice medium heavy bitterness, orange rind, there’s a caramel malt backbone, sort of chewiness to it almost. It’s really solid. I actually like this a lot. One of my favorite offerings from Short’s so far.
smroush (205) - Michigan, USA - AUG 12, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromas are heavily hops - grapefruit, pine and tangerine. A little sweet caramel malt.
Visually it’s a cloudy amber with an averaged sized off-white head.
Medium bitterness and some sweetness especially on the finish.
Medium body; oily/creamy texture; average to just slightly lively carbonation; fairly crisp and even slightly dry but with a long, fruity, slightly sweet finish. Overall a very nice mouthfeel.
Overall a very good IPA. There is a bit of sweet malt to balance the hops, but the hops are clearly front and center. I like the diversity/complexity of the hop flavors - grapefruit, tangerine and pine.
Atom (2137) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle pours a lightly hazy orange/copper with a large off-white head. Very tropical aroma, heavy guava with piney hops and light caramel backing. Sweet guava, tropical hops meet piney bitter hop spice perfectly, cites, into light caramel malt and lingering dry bitterness. Yum! Great balanced and flavor flowing across the palate, very drinkable as well!
joeneugs (5709) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 5, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. 2 months from bottling date. It pours a golden color with an off whit ehead. The aroma has some caramel, pineapple and florals. The flavor is a little herbal with some pineapple, hints of pine, spruce and flowers. Strong spruce/flowery bitterness. Honey malt sweetness. Good.
jredmond (7402) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with Paul, Max and Vinny. Pours a bright clear golden body with thin white lacing. Nose is citrus, melon, guava and spice. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with notes of spice, honey, fruity malt and grapefruit.
PhillyCraft (5600) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pours golden color. Notes are dank guava and fake peach. Too much shorts influence in this one. Too much
hotstuff (4861) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 30, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rated on 7-29-2016 (Bottle) The appearance is a medium sized frothy, fizzy white head that mostly diminished, slightly hazy amber body, lively, fast rising carbonation, and one ring of lacing. The aroma is guava, citrus hops, tropical fruit, very earthy, grapefruit, some pine hops, and malt. The flavor presents moderate bitterness, guava, moderately sweet, fruity, zesty, and light grapefruit. The mouthfeel is lively carbonation and this beer is medium bodied. I quickly discovered that my sense of taste does not like guava. It simply is not my thing.
MeisterD99 (35) - Lansing, USA - JUL 29, 2016
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Short’s always is the best with edgy beers. Beautiful orange with small white head. Nose is wonderful tropical fruit. Tropical fruit flavors plus guava with a slight bitter finish. Not for craft beer wimps....but a beautiful experiment