Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - MAR 31, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. First Shorts beer I have had, I believe. Piney, bitter, and a little harsh. This was really good, although I like my IPA’s a little sweeter and more citrusy. This was kinda harsh and dry. Still a good beer though.
BigBeer45 (1175) - Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2009 Bottle and on tap at the Clarkston Union, has a pour of orange-amber with a white fluffy head, some effervescence, this beer is unfiltered or filtered little, there was a thin layer of sediment in the bottle, left lots of bubbly lacing on the glass, aroma of orange and lemon citrus, flowery hops, candy fruit sweetness, toasted malt, flavor of toasted malt, malt fruit sugar sweetness, hop bitterness and citrus, the sweetness and bitterness are pretty evenly matched with maybe a bit more towards the hops, the hops do linger after the finish, mouth feel is medium, maybe a bit less, very nice IPA which I found easy to drink.
LearninBeer (311) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAR 27, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a orange/copper color. Fully diminishing white head, good lacing. The aroma is hops, citrus and pine. The taste is bitter, creamy, but watered down non-descript.
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange-copper pour with a small white head that fades to a nice ring of lace. Very fresh citrus and pine aroma. There’s lots of grapefruit and orange zest notes in there. The smell also has a sweet biscuit, caramel, and honey malt backbone. The flavor leads much more to the floral and pine end of the hop spectrum with a few hints of citrus lingering at the end. The malt component of the flavor is earthy, toasty, caramel. The body is medium with a nice amount of carbonation that refreshes and leaves you ready for another sip right away. I would like just a bit more body though. Really an excellent IPA that borders on DIPA with the amount of hops in it.
2jayjay2 (10) - Warren, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Having had this on tap many times I was skeptical about trying it in the bottle.But I was not disappointed. The beautiful orangish red color and the strong aromatic smell of hops invites one to caress the true example of an ipa. The lingering bitterness of the hops beckons for another taste of this wonderful IPA.
MrBunn (2321) - Western, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of coyotehunter. Pours a orangish gold with a thin but dense head. Aromas are heavy with floral and citrus hops but have a bit of a medicinal edge to them. Flavor is sharply bitter from the hops and it is pretty decent except for a bit of an astringent/medicinal quality that surfaces from time to time.
BellsFan (49) - Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark golden color. Huge hops flavor. Bitter finish that brings you back for more.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - MAR 13, 2009
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Suprise bottle from mibirder. Huge floral and pine hop aroma. Tons of hippy goodness on the tongue with a big, bitter hippy finish. Shorts does it again.
roborb (66) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Hoppymeal, thanks man!
This beer poured a dark orange/gold color with a short lived 1 inch head. The aroma consisted of citrus and hops. I really liked the taste of this beer. It has a very nice bitter taste that lingers. A great brew that I would love to get my hands on again.
coyotehunter (667) - , Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bitterbitterbitterbitter. Man is it bitter. Good nose full of hops, but none in the mouth . Kinda like bitter soda water, really.