SpongeRuiner (658) - Michigan, USA - JUN 26, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep orange color with a thick thick foamy chunky orange tinted head. The head really really sticks around and leaves a nice lacing. A really nice looking beer all around. A strong graham cracker aroma with a hint of a tart lime in the end. Really brings all the pie qualities to the table. It starts off with a tart lime flavor. The lime really lingers on and blends into the graham cracker pie crust flavors. Very specific key lime pie tastes. A very soft feel. Great level of carbonation. Shorts really nailed it here. As usual. I think of the key lime pie Yoplait. A really good dessert beer.
tectactoe (1480) - Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap: Soft amber color with an olive green hue; slight haze, topped with only a small, white ring around the edge. Aroma is fairly light.. some sweet honey graham crackers, moderate caramel malt, light lime zest, although the lime character is more like "vague citrus" rather than explicit key limes. Taste is citric up front (again, almost more along the lines of lemon-lime than key lime alone) with a light tartness & sweetness combo, going mild on both. Light caramel malt backbone that may feign some graham cracker presence. Light, citrus spritz finish. In theory, I should love this beer because I absolutely love key lime pie. But I was let down a little, mostly due to insipidity. Not bad by any means, I just expected so much more based on Shorts’ other wacky experiments. Though, this was very early in my craft beer reviewing days, so I look forward to the eventual revisit.
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Amber with floaties and small head. It’s every bit as strange as it sounds. Sweet with some light lime. Somehow this really does taste like Key Lime Pie. It’s a novelty, but a pretty cool novelty.
DrSilverworm (6002) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
4oz on tap at HopCat East Lansing during the Shorts tap takeover. Mostly clear orange amber color. Minimal off-white head. Wow, big key lime pie creme aroma. Pretty close to the target. Weird for a beer, but damn, tastes like the pie. Very much lime zest and cream. Light tart zesty taste, moderate sweet. Medium-plus body. Very light carbonation. Nice pie crust. Impressive concept.
koleminer20 (544) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at HopCat in East Lansing. . Pours a goldish with a hint of ruby. The aroma is a mind-blowing like scent. It smells like you’re almost about to take a shot of tequila. The taste is just as limey, if not more pronounced. The mouth feel lingers and the taste fades into a sprucy type of aftermath.
bpar73 (418) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pour a hazy amber with a thin head. As advertised, it has the aroma and taste of key lime pie with a slight malt background, Interesting.
Homebrewdotcom (1) - Oro Vallet, Arizona, USA - JUL 10, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tried this on a date at the 2010 GABF. Had to go back for more! You can make out all the key ingredients for the pie, subtle lime taste and graham cracker too.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone.
Mittenator (1232) - Michigan, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Lou and Harry’s (from backlog). This beer did smell and taste a bit like key lime pie. It was so sweet though that a couple ounces was plenty.
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very very interesting, with some key lime sweetness. Didn’t even mean to use key lime in...
djd07 (3326) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle as shown. Pours a cloudy yellow gold with medium frothy off white head. The aroma is a strong lime and spice. Thin mouthfeel with a very strong ginger flavor and lime with sugary finish. The key lime flavor is a little overpowering. Decent