Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. bottle, courtesy northernbrews. Pours a clear to lightly hazy golden-orange amber color. A small, foamy, ivory tinted head settles in to a thin film, leaving behind a soapy wash and spotted lace. The aroma is based in a clean and fresh cereal grain malt base, showing mild sweetness in the background. Balance comes from the aromatic, lemony and orange blossom hop notes. Unfortunately, there’s a little Palmolive in there as well. Flavors are largely the same, though less soapy. A straightforward mix of soft grain and toffee is countered by bittering lemon, orange peel, and subtle hints of kafir lime. Mmeant for sessioning, I’m sure, the palate is light, almost watery, sporting moderate carbonation and a clean finish. Decent brew, but fairly underwhelming, especially considering what Shorts is capable of.
MeadMe (1386) - Riverview, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2010
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: Pours a nice golden hue with a tall white head. Pretty nice retention with beautiful lace all the way down the glass.
S: Cooked veggies and a lot of them. Light earth with grassy green herbal hops. Not real nice to be honest.
T: Light caramel and some grassy hops. Mild citrus, and thank god no steamed veggies.
M: Medium in body, good carbonation.
D: Not too bad just don’t inhale this one. It’s not real pleasant.
joeneugs (3740) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big thanks to deyholla for this one! Pours orange with a nice, fine, lasting white head. The aroma is primarily cooked vegetables with some weird muted fruity notes like banana and papaya. Some toffeeish malts too. Very strange aroma profile. The flavor was the same. Vegetal with muted fruit flavors. Nice finish with the wet hops coming in nicely. With everything going on here, I don’t know why I thought of a fruit smoothie, but I did. Maybe it was the creaminess on the palate.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 10, 2010
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle courtesy of
Pours a light golden amber with a big creamy white head that sticks to the glass and leaves some lacing on the way down to a very small, but long-lasting cap.
The aroma is weird, like cooked vegetables, with some fresh wet hops on top. There is a bit of herb in there as well, but it’s the vegetables that really stand out.
The taste is markedly better than the aroma and the wet hops, fresh and green, come out a bit more with a resounding herbal kick on the palate. The finish is bitter and herbal with only a hint of the vegetables that dominated the nose.
The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and fairly herbal and spicy for an IPA with good carbonation and a lingering bitterness.
This is a decent APA but the aroma is fairly offputting. I’m not exactly sure why it smells so much like vegetables, but at least the wet hops come out in the taste.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy gold pour. Fluffy off white head. Aroma is piney and slightly vegetal. Flavor is citrus pine and caramel
Sammy (9200) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fresh batch from December. Pours creamy, very lacey and foaming over golden coloured body. Aroma of the wet hops, taste of the wet hops. Hoppy and good wet hop bitterness, without shredding the palate. Abv not listed, but feels in the 6-7% range.
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours orange. Nose is fresh picked hops, veggies, shrubbery, hints of citrus and fresh pine needles. Flavor is caramel, grass, hay, leaves, citrus and pine resin.
BigBeer45 (1298) - Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Kind Ale has a slight hazy copper-orange pour and gave a medium size white head,
aromas of mango, orange, toasted malt and faint melon with malt and melon sweetness, faint hop citrus and grass aromas,
this beer does not appear to have much hops in it,
flavors of toasted malt, bread, fruit flavors of orange and melon, some hop bitterness on the palate but it is weak for a IPA,
mouth feel is about medium but has a little watery feel to it,
sort of a weak IPA on the nose, and is ok for an IPA on the palate, there are nice flavors in this beer but it is weak in the hop area.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma very herbal, maybe lightly sprucy, almost tea-like (not bad iced tea, good herbal tea). Flavor sort of sweet and honey-like with a strong floral presence. Tasty drinker.
LilBeerDoctor (3509) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle thanks to TheCheeseman (thanks Dan!). Pours a semi-hazy orange with a thick white head. Aroma of citrus, earthy hops, sweet tropical fruits, grapefruit. Flavor of citrus, pear, grapefruit, melon rind with a bitter finish. Very pleasant, easy drinking, great IPA. It’s nothing crazy, but nonetheless I’m surprised by the lowish ratings.