Jethro6191 (506) - Indiana, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with a thin ivory head. Malt, Lime, and alcohol aromas. Bold lime flavor with marshmallow, cream, and citrus notes. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel. I am a big fan of key lime pie dessert and I really liked this beer. I thought the flavors were bold and unique.
Barnoloid (277) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Key Lime Pie is a beer that does exactly what it sets out to. Sweet and tangy with heavy lime (funnily enough). Biscuit and graham cracker comes through on the back end. Goes well with dessert - drinking this on its’ own may be somewhat cloying and over the top.
fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, pours an orangey amber. Lime and bready malt in the aroma and taste. Ok but hardly worth seeking out.
TheBear11D (365) - Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The Key Lime Pie pours a rusty bronze orange color with a small beige head that doesn’t last too long. The aroma is graham cracker and lime. The flavor is lime and sugar with the graham cracker in the finish. Overall this is a decent beer but quite unique.
BlowOffTube (501) - Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interested. Some lime bread aroma amber like pour not much head. Some bread lime graham and milk. Light carbonation. Interesting. Prolly hit their mark but key like beer is what it is.
alliance100 (1113) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle - pours a hazy orange . Big citrus lime aroma . Taste is tart and sweet , obviously some lime with a hint a sweet bread . Definitely interesting .
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SpongeRuiner (1114) - 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 (3125) - 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 (5046) - 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 (9671) - 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.