TheBear11D (216) - Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mmmkay pours a clear light yellow with a nice ivory head that lasts a good long while. The aroma is heavy on the citrus with orange, mango and lemon standing out. The flavor is orange and lemon. Overall this a pretty nice brew. This is a nice combination of an IPA and a lager.
arminjewell (6094) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour on tap at One Eyed Bettys, hazy yellow pour with white head, aroma brought notes of pine, grass, lemongrass, hints of earth, spice, some hints of orange as well with hardly any malt to speak of. Taste is a mix of grass, biscuit, bread, yeast, hints of nice doughy and yeasty notes into some pine, grass, touch of lemon, finishing bitter, dry. Nice.
milewide (1473) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
No need for this brew! Aroma and taste were superior to Bud....but inferior to most ales or Pilsners. Little aroma, thin body, bitterness surpassed by every session IPA!
auerbrau (3157) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz Bottle. Thanks Sean! Strong tropical fruit nose in the best way, somewhat Mosaic and Citra like, but nicely executed and balanced, staying away from styrofoam and plastic. Unfortunately, I feel like the flavors just degenerates into metallic, grassy bitterness with the classic Short’s celery and dill seed bittering profile. There’s slight bit of nuttiness to the malt body, but on the whole, the lager character is totally gone. Wonderful aroma.
Glouglouburp (5956) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In short: A pale golden lager with generous IPA fruity-piney hopping. Bright and fresh character, excellent beer.
How: Bottle 12oz, consumed fresh soon after receiving it from sarro, thanks a lot Kyle.
The look: Clear shinning pale golden body topped by a persistent small white head.
In long: The strong hoppy nose is fresh citrus and exotic fruits along with cat urine notes that I usually associate with Citra. A very bright and inviting aroma, it smells refreshing. In mouth the beer has a slender body, a silky texture, very soft bubbles, a very soft mouthfeel. Taste is has pleasant but low-profile pale malts, fresh bakery white bread and fresh crackers, low sweetness. The generous hopping is more assertive than expected. There is plenty of refreshing citrusy and exotic fruits but the finish is very dry and the bitterness is quite strong. The refreshing fruity flavors are washed away and replaced by an after-taste of dry pine-tree. Aroma hinted on a soft refreshing fruity IPL but it turned out to be a tasty bitter IPL. I liked it a lot anyway. One of the best bottled IPL I’ve had right behind Jack Abby Hoponius. One of the rare shorts beer I really loved. I usually don’t like Shorts Brewery so to me this was as unexpected as Stevie Wonder performing a cover of Corey Hart’s “Sunglasses At Night”.
ebone1988 (209) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - JUL 22, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is great, lots of sweet grapefruit, super malty, I believe it will be a treat. Appearance is what you’d expect of a pale lager, we’ll call it darker yellow/light amber, nice white head. Taste is pretty bitter, lots of hops coming through, piny, not so fruity, but then comes a weird lightness that I assume is lager-esque. It’s unlike anything I’ve tried, and probably a perfect blend of the two. Mouthfeel is a touch thin, but not as carbonated as expected, and the bitterness from the hops is really hanging around. Overall...it had promise in the aroma, but fell flat on the taste in that realm. However, it’s not a knock necessarily, it’s just not what I expected.
5000 (6211) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:   Pale golden, a bit bright, faint haze, small sudsy white head, little lacing.   Somewhat of a dusty and earthy hop nose.   Bit of a resiny and pithy start.   Doesn’t really come across as a Lager at all, but pretty much a Pale Ale.   Strong pith lingers after each sip.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Does seem a bit smooth, smoother than most Pale Ales at least, so there is that.   Resin and pithy notes linger.   Just seems like a smooth bodied yet somewhat abrasive but not overly hopped Pale Ale.   Eh... thanks Kevin!
zathrus13 (1704) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours slightly cloudy gold, with a white head. Aroma is citrusy hops, some pine, and sugar. Flavor is hops and malt. Refreshing brew.
seth_lfod (325) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle poured into oxbow snifter. Pale orange with a small white head that is gone before you put the bottle down. Smell is juicy hops, slight cracker, and grain. Taste is more along the lines of an APA rather than a lager. Juicy fruity hops, solid grainy malt backbone, and just the right amount of bitterness. Short’s rules! mmmkay?
UDBeernut (1619) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle as an extra in a trade with chickenguy, pours golden with a white head, lots of lacing. citrus, pine, light malt held together in a light body with a crisp finish. i see what your working at.