arjoseph (639) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap during CBC weekend at Sheffields, Chicago. I had a pint and a half of this stuff and could have kept drinking. One of the more intensely bitter IPAs I’ve had in a while, this smelled wonderfully flowery and fresh. The dominant impressions in the mouth are the dark, dirty bitterness and a persistent citric sourness that was more like lime than grapefruit (which is what I’m accostomed to). The malts provide the perfect backdrop to the bitterness, staying subtle and never reaching a bready or sweet quality that would detract from the dryness.
mintzmeet (276) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells sweet, hoppy, almost fruity.banana pepper. Black pepper on tongue. Highly carbonated. Oolong tea. Lingering bitterness on the back of the tongue.
temporrari (386) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 9, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Crystal Mountain. Golden yellow pour. Really nice hop forward aroma. Dry, and plenty bitter with a great hop presence all around. Nice brew.
stebbin (4) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 27, 2015 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wonderful hops aroma in a golden nectar from the gods. Exactly what you’d expect from such a highly rated IPA; great flavor without being over-the-top in your face like some who chase the incorrect notion of west coast hops assault in a haphazard manner. If this were available to me more often it’d be in my inner circle of regulars.
superspak (2992) - Michigan, USA - JAN 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 12/29/2014. Pours hazy bright orange color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, floral, grass, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fantastic aromas with awesome complexity of bright citrus/pine hops and moderate malt balance; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, floral, grass, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon/orange zest, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity of bright citrus/pine hops and moderate malt flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, sticky, and slightly creamy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome IPA. All around great complexity of bright citrus/pine hops and moderate malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.
shoreleave (2) - Novato, California, USA - JAN 3, 2015 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A little malty, but still a great brew. I've come to enjoy IPAs from Michigan in a big way. The color and flavor are unique just like the attitude from this brewery. Keep impressing Shorts.
ChrisSc (312) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle into tulip. Minneapolis. bottled 1 month ago.
Pours cloudy orange/copper with medium dissipating head. Aroma is heavy citrus- grapefruit, orange. Malty backbone. Resin. Taste is mildly bitter upfront, but it increases in the finish. Palate is medium body, thin texture. Long bitter finish.
Barnoloid (277) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pour at Stella’s in GR. The nose is pine and sticky resin. A hoppy hoppy IPA that veers into hopslam style territory in bitterness but with less sweetness and restraint. Truly a favorite for hopheads - definitely not a beer to take lightly. Good stuff from Shorts
Chudwick (2278) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to DrSilverworm - nose is resin, pine, and citrus, granted I’m a little stuffed up since I stopped taking my allergy meds. Malty backbone. Long and modetately bitter finish. Quite hoppy and I think the misses will enjoy.
rouhlas (478) - GREECE - DEC 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle at home. Golden orange color with off white head. Aroma is hoppy, piney, citrusy fruity and floral, light malty caramel too. Taste is sweet and heavy bitter, like the aroma, malty at the beginning, hoppy citrusy fruity, grapefruit, pineapple, pine, floral notes. Medium oily body with soft to average carbonation and bitter aftertaste.
ZvexFan (2) - Verona, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Greatest IPA known to man. Lace, body, aroma, it’s all there. I’ve had at least 60 IPA’s in my day and I always come back to this. Perfection in my book.