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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 76   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
A light bodied, heavily hopped, amber colored lager with predominant hop aromas of tropical fruit with compliments of sweet malt. The sole hop, Falconerís Flight, has characteristics of dank earth and grassy hay-like flavors are balanced slightly by some full grain attributes before a big bitter shock strikes the back of the pallet and resonates sharply.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigtaster (901) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Semi-clear amber colored beer with beige head. Nose grass, caramel, white pepper, oranges. Medium body, very smooth, initial caramel sweetness balanced with grassy, and grapefruit hops, finishing with slightly dry hoppy finish. Impressively balanced and drinkable, very delicious and impressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ColovianTrader (464) - - NOV 30, 2014
Sweet caramel, toasted grains, grapefruit, orange zest and lots of citrus hop bitterness. Good malt presence but this is unmistakably a hoppy beer first. Lightly herbal notes. Medium bodied, aggressive carbonation and crisp citrus finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2014
12oz bottle, thanks to umich03jm. Bottled 9/29/14. Orange amber color. Thin off-white head. Leaves good, thicker lace. Toasty malt, pretty spicy earthy hop, pretty assertive and tingly on the back end. I suppose thatís what theyíre referring to as that "big bitter shock... resonates sharply". Indeed it does, itís a little bit uncomfortable. Huge citrusy dank resiny hop that I start to appreciate more 1/4 the way in, after my palate has a chance to acclimate. Heavily hopped is right. This thing must be 100+ IBU. Or is that just the stronger carbonation confusing my palate? Huge bitter taste, light sweet, and spicy taste. Liking this more and more as I go though. Itís definitely not a swigger. Full dark grain aromas, hints of chocolate. Medium plus body. Kind of soft crisp relatively stronger carbonation, and dry finish. Itís sort of a smooth texture, but rough with the extremely assertive flavor. Interesting, huge stuff. I came around to it, once I realized what I was dealing with. Very unique and unexpected.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chucklemation (1443) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Pours an amber color with a foamy white head. Aroma is citrus and pine hops. Flavor is similar, quite bitter. Now Iím confused whether this is a lager or ale, but either way itís quite good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
milewide (2073) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Hops dominate! Aroma slight but flavor and aftertaste is excellent hop bitterness. Cloudy Amber color.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle. Hazy copper pour with a medium sized creamy head that fades to a thick film and leaves a bunch of lacing. Great appearance. Aromas are toasted bread, toffee candy, dank hops, pine, and light caramel. Tastes great. Slightly burnt toast, pine, pot, and toffee. Kinda spicy in the finish too. The high yet soft carbonation gives it a great mouthfeel. Love this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Jeff. Amber body, orange hues throughout with only a very mild haze. Slick, white, bubbly head that settles nicely at a quarter-inch. Aroma is a clash of amber ale style maltiness, & IPA style hoppiness. Sweet caramel, toasted toffee candy, & a strong dusting of cocoa powder colliding with weedy, dank, pungent, piny, & earthy hops. Lots of caramel with buttered & toasted bread on the palate with a bomb of resinous, oily hops. Dank. Hint of green onion in the finish. Lingering with a pretty staunch bitterness, brash & sharp with just a touch of sweet toffee to "balance". Pretty good for a hopped up amber lager (or ale) or whatever it is. Unique, to say the least.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
malkyore (377) - - JAN 17, 2014
After hearing rumblings of a shorts beer with a stoner owl on the bottle smoking a pipe called Lil weezy, I searched high and low. And at long last I have found it! Aroma is sweet, sweeter than youíd think and the flavor is extremely extremely bitter. Itís like if humalupalicious was made but without any regard for balance. Despite this it makes up for the unearthly bitterness with a thick soupy texture, which does a good job balancing it despite the lack of malt body. This is a must try, if only for looking at the bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbrana (640) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Peppery and extremely bitter. Not my favorite Shorts beer. Has some extremely resinous flavors. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtw (1153) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2014
any interesting brew, enjoyed on a night with some major snowfall in michigan. lots of tropical and dank fruit aroma, with caramel and pale malts behind. a strong combination malt hops, resulting in a very bold and assertive brew. darker than gold but lighter than amber, itís attractive and enjoyable, another hit from Shorts.

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