tectactoe (1855) - Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2014 Tap: One of my first craft beer loves. Golden color, foamy white head perched on top. Huge hop resin & pine aroma with underpinning florals & herbaceous notes. Mild reminders of bitter citrus peels & rinds. Taste is exquisitely bitter, biting floral & pine with a counterpoint of grapefruit zest & citric undertones. Resin plays big in the aftertaste with a sustaining bitterness. Not much malt to speak of, but that’s what American IPAs are all about... Hope praise. Shorts’ flagship IPA is coincidentally one of their best.
Protip: If you have had this from a bottle before & didn’t care for it... Try to get it on tap. Completely different experience. Even though (fresh-ish) bottles are still good, taps BLOW THEM AWAY by a mile. Fresh Huma on draft is where it is, lil’ homie.
ColovianTrader (279) - - JUN 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid IPA with flavors of caramel, orange, citrus hops and sweet grains. Hints of pine. Good medium feel.
nsquishee (598) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JUN 8, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle via my buddy Jason. Pours a clear, light orange color with a creamy off white head. Aroma of light tangerine and hops. Very smooth bitterness is backed by a sweet maltiness. Flavors of fruity hops, lemon/orange citrus, grass, and a hint black pepper on the finish. Very delicious.
Maltser85 (263) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - JUN 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden color. Citrus and piney notes. Sweet with leafy pine flavor. Finish is bitter citrus.
Boekanier (57) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ In ’t Klooster, Delft. Pours a golden beer with a clean white head. Aroma: hoppy, fruity, cascade? Taste: bittersweet, hoppy with a very bitter finish. Very impressed, lovely beer! Long lasting bitterness.
fhoublon (316) - Lachine, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dégustée (bouteille, 6.6% ABV) le 8 juin 2012 au Mondial de la Bière 2012 à Montréal (D3C3KPPO). Bière blonde dorée foncée limpide. Aucun col. Assez effervescente, bulles fines. Odeur prononcée de petit fruits (berries). Douce, assez sucrée, très amère et épicée en finale. Goût de berries et de pain grillé. Très typée, assez corsée.
kaser (2697) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Crazy spicy and bitter beer. Mostly bitter. Fruit peels and orange notes. Draft at wicks park in saugatuck. Had this years ago, guess I wasn’t rating then. Good beer
nakedwhendrunk (2095) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I recently found the notes on this from a time I spent in Michigan.
Though no date, I poured this into a pint glass.
The appearance was a nice golden amber color with a decent transparency about it and a nice moderately carbonation rising at a nice pace to feed the one fingered white foamy head. There is a nice somewhat trickling stringy lacing gracing the sides of the glass.
The smell had a nice bitter to sweet hoppy (citrus-like to malty-like) flavoring running about my taste buds. There actually was no aftertaste but there was a dry bitter finish.
On the palate, it sat about a light to medium with a decent sessionability about it. The carbonation had a nice assault on my mouth and tongue as a good AIPA should.
Overall, this was a good AIPA well worthy of having again. There’s no disappointment here. This one delivers as it should.
Nephilium (1356) - Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice big citrus punch in the nose, pours a mostly clear light amber with a ring of white head. This is a big blast of hops, going to a long bitter finish. Slightly slick mouthfeel, with some caramel peaking through at the beginning. This is one delicious IPA, if you like hop bombs, try it.
thurstonjc (8) - Michigan, USA - MAY 10, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
There are few beers as bold and flavorful as this. Shorts can hang their hat on this bad boy.