574deadzone (1057) - North Central, Indiana, USA - DEC 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy to murky copper-amber with a fair off-white head that settles and leaves some thick webby lace. Nose involves some caramel, candied orange, pine forest, grapefruit, and toasted malt. Fairly sweet, quite bitter toward intensely so. Lighter to medium bodied, active, bright with hops, juicy, and finishing dry and mouthwatering. Really nice brew, very flavorful with hops and a nice underlying malt quality.
mikem409 (1491) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours amber with thick head. Big citrus and grass aroma. Some sweet malt also. Taste is sweet very big bitter hop bite.
BlowOffTube (482) - Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Such a good amber. Pours a translucent amber color with a foamy white head. Aroma is spicy mango and pine. Taste is sweet, a little fruity, decent light body with a big spicy hop notes in the end. Great one.
superspak (2693) - Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled on 6/22/2013. Pours lightly hazy orange copper color with a 1 finger dense cream colored head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers, Light spotty lacing clings down the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, mango, orange zest, lemon zest, pineapple, peach, floral, pine, grass, caramel, toast, bread, and floral/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity of hop notes with a moderate malt balance; and good strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, mango, pineapple, lemon zest, orange zest, peach, pine, floral, grass, caramel, toast, bread, and floral/yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy pine resin bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, pineapple, mango, peach, pine, floral, grass, caramel, toast, bread, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of hop flavors; with a fair amount of malt balance and zero cloying bitterness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy, smooth, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice IPL style! All around good balance and complexity of hop flavors with a fair amount of malt balance; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
TheBear11D (257) - Michigan, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lil' Wheezy pours a yellowish orange with a beige head that lasts a while and leaves nice lacing. The aroma is leafy and earthy with hint of spice and and biscuits. The flavor is biscuits and leafy hops. Overall this is a good beer. Quite enjoyable.
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umich03jm (2055) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
SpongeRuiner (752) - Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A nice hoppy red IPA from Shorts. Thanks to tectactoe for splitting this one.
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled some time in July... most of the numbers are scratched away. At least I got the most important one. Poured into a shaker pint... sigh. :(
Appearance: Appropriately enough, a slightly hazy amber color. That’s about it. A finger of a light tan head sits on top with a creamy consistency. Lacing’s almost sip-for-sip from top to bottom. The label is, as most Short’s labels are, great. An owl that looks stoned out of his mind smoking a pipe. Also like that purple background.
Smell: Somewhat sweet, but without any real fruity characteristics. I’d attribute that to the malts. The hops on display are slightly spicy, earthy hops, which work well with the "gritty" sort of malt that is in Lil’ Wheezy.
Taste/feel: Yeah, it is what’s advertised. It’s a hoppy amber. Pretty much exactly the same as the smell, except with a bit more of that dirt sort of malt flavor on the finish. Solid bitterness on the back of the tongue. The aftertaste is the big thing that lets you know that this is an amber. The aroma and initial taste sort of tastes like a standard IPA until you get the malts. The feel is fairly light without much carbonation.
Lil’ Wheezy’s a pretty good beer. As it warms up, the beer becomes more like an amber as the malts come out a bit more. This beer’s a bit too bitter for my liking as an amber, but it’s still a very nice beer.
Pailhead (4900) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of northernbrews
Bottle: The aroma consists of dank hops, grapefruit, light fruit, and a hint of caramel. It pours a transparent amber with a small off-white head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. There is some sporadic dotted lacing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of fruit and a hint of caramel. The finish has moderate grapefruit, lighter dank hops, and a touch of grass. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation.
HonkeyBra (3433) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a rich amber with a medium head. Big dank aroma. Earth, dank leaves, mild tropical fruits. Some fruit cup and pine but mostly, well, as you can tell from the name of the beer: weed. Flavor is bitter and dank, lots of bitter plant flavors. Medium bodied, booze is well hidden. Finishes strong and bitter. This is a nice IPA that showcases the Falconer’s Flight hop well.