3Faveryrogue (181) - Aslip, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[A] This has a very aromatic, beautiful hop aroma. Reminded me slightly of a 3F, initially. Tropical fruits over citrus. A sweet malty smell. Great. [A] Pale, yellowy orange. [F] Flavor is nice. Caramel and pale malt. Hops still win, here. Little out of balance, but in a good way. Sweet citrus mid, and a rind finish. Citrus over pine HERE, and mingle in the linger. Oranges. [P] As a hophead, this is drinkable. Body is appropriate. Smooth. Rightly carbonated. The bitter is great for a regular IPA. [O] This was satisfying. I’m glad Short’s came to the Chi. 2 for 2 this evening on a mixed 4 pack. I’m sure the brown, and Magician will not disappoint.
smroush (23) - Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Attractive copper color with minimal, pretty light tan head.
Hoppy aroma, pine, with a touch of spice, particularly clove.
Hoppy taste, mostly the hop bitterness, no pronounced single hop flavor - just as you might expect from a beer made with 5 different hop varieties. A bit of citrus and pine but not a one dimensionally hop bomb. Lacks the complexity, and for my own taste, the hop balance of a great IPA, but still quite enjoyable - a good IPA.
dfearnley (942) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to taster
Rye malt, grapefruit, lots of pine, some flowers, and pepper. It’s a clear light amber with a creamy 1/2 cm off white head. Taste is fruity, grapefruit, pine resin, lots of bitterness. Not a sessional IPA, but a great starter to any night.
Alengrin (1296) - BELGIUM - AUG 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"A complex malt and hop theme park in your mouth", sounds the advertisement on the bottle. American IPA with thick, gradually collapsing, sticky, pale yellowish head and warm orange blonde colour, clear with steady sparkling but turning a bit brownish after adding the deposit. Resinous hoppy aroma with grapefruit, mango, orange peel, mint, cloves, pine needles; fruity onset with light citrus touch, smooth and ’calm’ mouthfeel, some malt sweetness, quickly overwhelmed by a very intense, grassy and peppery hop bitterness reminiscent of grapefruit and tonic water, cloyingly dry, some yeast bitterness after adding deposit, complex and very satisfying. Great IPA.
schlitzfaced (58) - Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from my friend Steve, Thanks! Pours a hazy orange with a small head. no residue on glass. Aroma is slight citrus with a hint of malt. Bitter but with a smooth finish. Not a Bad IPA.
BLADT (588) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap pour. Semi-opaque gold orange. White. Intermittent webbing. Earthy aroma of hemp, grapefruit and resin. Some pepper. Fresh and dank. Glad I had the chance to sniff this on tap. Taste is a little less well put together, but still super enjoyable. Solidly citric bitterness throughout. Sticky, green notes too. Full malt backbone. Good stuff.
LoFi (1592) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from backlog.
Hazy amber, white head, lacing.
Aroma: light peach and other tropical fruits, vanilla, toffee.
Taste: grapefruit and lemon + zest, light tropical fruits, grass, sweet and malty with toffee, vanilla, medium bitter, lots of blood grapefruit in the finish.
Not sure how fresh this bottle is, but I liked it.
mathieuc (1253) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to czar, thanks a lot bro! Pours a good copper with a medium white head that leaves really sticky and foamy lacing to the side of the glass. Nose is of hop oils, dank and a bit rough overall. This smells like what I imagine hard hop candies would, really. Taste is pretty sweet but also quite bitter; features caramel, resin and alcohol. It is a bit acrid, even. Anyway, body is medium and carbonation low to medium. Overall this was OK, a bit rough but still drinkable.
SHANER4 (479) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap - cloudy copper color with nice 2 finger head. Aroma - mango, pineapple, lemon and pine sap. Taste - huge tropical fruit flavors with resiny pine coating tongue. Palate - best part of beer. Perfect medium body and lively carbonation. Resiny sticky hops coat tongue and mouth leaving you with full bitterness throughout each gulp!! Overall - one of my favorite IPAs on tap. Had this from the bottle also and not quite as good. Would be 4.6 on tap.
Minderbinder (1748) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy deep golden/amber with medium off-white head. Some lacing. Aroma is of resin, pine, citrus, sugar. Taste is of malt, nuts, resin, pine, citrus, bitterness, alcohol. Palate: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Overall: Nice hoppy features. Interesting fruits.
Busick (379) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Received this through a trade and was impressed with Short’s brewery! A solid IPA that delivered a strong hop start and then mellowed out as it finished!