TheAlum (4989) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled draft at HopCat (Grand Rapids, MI). Pours a delicate hazy gold, moderate white head that laces very well with. Aromas are straight american hop, citrusy grapefruit and lemon, with touches of orange, a true melange, with decent bitterness, pale malts with a touch of heavier caramel, faint pine and resin. Initial is fruity, grapefruit and lemon balance more pale malts as the hops are the focus of this brew. Tropical fruits come in, as the bitterness is moderate, with refreshing quality, touch soapy on the finish, with fruity bitterness. A very nice IPA. Cheers!
arminjewell (5231) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, dark orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, to some grapefruit, hints of orange peel, lemon in there as well, touch of slight spice in there. Taste is a mix of earth, grass, pine, hints of caramel into some orange, grapefruit, slight spice, finishing fairly bitter. Not bad.
TylerGreenDC (140) - - DEC 4, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle. Nice aroma of pine and faint citrus. Flavor is intense pine resin, bitter and bitterer with a toffee malt finish. (maybe some peanut brittle too). Teeny bit of oily citrus at the finish. A marvelous IPA, a best-of-style.
zwartjesbier (21) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle 12fl.oz (whatever that means, guess about 33 cc). Pours a cloudy orange with a minimal off-white head. Leaves a nice lacing.
Aroma is citrus but more to the warm citrus aroma than a fresh aroma. If this makes sense, quite nice though. Maybe more to the malty side with overtones of bread.
taste is complex hoppy with lots of citrus (again) and floral tones with a clear bitter finish that lingers. Medium body with a light carbonation.
liked this beer
jcos (1362) - Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location/Date:Bottle on 11/24/2013.
Appearance: Pours a cloudy orange.
Aroma: Aroma of grapefruit and pine.
Taste: Light medium bitterness, grapefruit
Palate:Medium light, lightly sticky, light lingering aftertaste.
Summary: Still confused how some Short’s made it’s way to DC distribution. Yes I know how DC works and all...
bucs572000 (169) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle in a trade, thanks Devin. Aroma is floral, citrus, pine, and caramel. Flavors are pine, citrus, grapefruit, floral, caramel, and English malt. actually quite bitter and sweet. For being a hop bomb and a malt bomb it’s kind of balanced, if that makes sense lol. Great beer!
Yorker (851) - Herning, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
35 cl bottle @ home. Pours slightly cloudy amber with a white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are floral, pine, grapefruit, and malt – with a slightly bitter finish.
HisBoyElroy (304) - Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really good beer. Can’t believe it took me so long to try it. One of their best beers.
ClubGonzo (3229) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Valkendorfsgate, Bergen. Pours a slightly hazy deep orange body with a small white head. Nose is piney syrup tones, cacti, leaves and hints of grass and citrus. Taste is pine, citrus peel, syrup, grainy caramel and hints of grass, herbs and peaches in the back. Medium to full body, medium carbonation. Another American IPA which was probably quite different (and most probably quite a bit better) before it undertook the long journey to Bergen via lots of stops. Still very nice, though.
ontbeermaker (2161) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, taste of a nice bitter hops with some pine in there, citrus as well, and overall nice drinkable IPA
burg326 (2770) - Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle poured an amber orange color with aromas of hops, citrus, pine, light malt. Flavors are the same a nice IPA overall that I could drink everyday.