Hophaze (159) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a copper color with thin white head and medium lacing. Aroma of citrus and hops. Taste floral and hops but balanced well with malt. Solid Pale Ale
Hammy78 (685) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle picked up at Tiffany’s in Kalamazoo. Pours a clear gold/ amber, small almost non existent white head. Nose is malty. Taste is bitter but very malt forward.
bpar73 (329) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color is amber. Aroma and taste are fruits, caramel, malt and hops. Nice bitterness, not just bitter for the sake of being bitter. Nice drinkable beer
JK54B (1535) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mild nose of chocolate and hops. Thin pale head. Slightly hazy pale brown orange color. Slightly sour hoppy taste with some hints of berries. At the end hoppy bitterness.
Mittenator (1055) - Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft in tulip. Creamy and dense head. Slight banana and other fruits upfront with a little bitterness at the end. Smooth mouthfeel.
Scrapersnbeer (1395) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 31, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is citrus and sourish grass. Hazy orange, unusually still. Tastes like a standard bready malt affair, dry almost sour finish. Bitter enough though not hoppy. Light body, easy to drink while I wouldn’t want it as a session beer. Just okay.
cancerhawk (22) - - DEC 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great aroma. Tastes similar to most hoppy ipas. Maybe a little sweeter than most ipas. Really bitter.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Got a bottle of this in a mixed sixer for $11. Bright yellow color, slight haze. Smells like biscuit and a hint of hops, citrus. Taste is more biscuit and a bit of hops but I honestly did not find this to be overly hoppy and wasn’t too impressed. It was a decent beer but for $11 a sixer I would buy SNPA instead every single time. I think the trend of upward pricing really works against a lot of breweries if the beers aren’t better than the benchmark for the style.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-21-2011 17:24:52
samarrr (24) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured into Belgian tulip glass. Thick white head quickly disappeared leaving thin lacing. Cloudy burnt orange color. Citrusy, herbal, funky, bready aroma. Spicey, piney, somewhat sourish taste leaving a dry bitter taste on the back of the tongue. Good showing from Shorts. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
superspak (2130) - Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled 8/7/2012. Pours lightly hazy golden orange color with a 1 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of orange, pineapple, mango, caramel, bread, herbal, floral, and light pine. Pretty nice aromas with good strength and balance. Taste of orange, grapefruit, pineapple, caramel, biscuit, herbal, floral, toast, and light pine. Light herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, caramel, biscuit, herbal, floral, and light pine on the finish for a good bit. Good hop flavor complexity, with a great bitterness/sweetness balance; zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very good pale ale. Nice flavor balance and very smooth to drink. A very pleasant and enjoyable offering.