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RATINGS: 314   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Behold the bitter hysteria
This blessed, burnt orange, coppered colored ale lends it’s hue to hearty pale ale malts and hand selected specialty grains. Glacier and Ahtanum hops bless and balance the wort resulting in a hoppy and malty complexity.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
marv3mania (160) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 11, 2013
12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass. Appearance is a rich golden-orange color with a moderate off-white head which dissipates quickly. Aroma is intense bitter citrus and floral scents. Taste is a semi-sweet malty flavor mixed with the bitter hops one would expect from a pale ale. It has a very smooth feel without much carbonation, leaving a dry feeling at the back of the throat. Not bad.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ansermadide (1451) - Kyle, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2014
I have to say that I’m not a huge fan of Short’s label artwork. Don’t get me wrong... it’s great artwork, but doesn’t do a good job of luring you into drinking the beer. For Pandemonium, once you pour the beer out of the bottle and see it in the glass it looks alot more tempting. Soft, golden orange in color with light carbonation and a thin, foamy white head, the beer has an almost fruity, sweet aroma. It’s very soft in the nose, and light, with some slightly soured grain and possible yeast notes present. This is a summer beer. The flavor is incredibly fruity, almost like a fermented sour apple candy It has a very soft mouthfeel, and although the flavor is sweet and fruity there’s a yeast sourness in the finish that really grabs the center and back of the tongue by its balls and bleeds it like a rag. The inside of my mouth is sweating like my cheeks do when I eat something highly sour. If you can adjust to the sourness it would be a great sessionable summer beer. There’s some bitterness in the finish, if you can get around the grainy, fermented sourness, but it doesn’t come right out and bite you.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CpyNPrnT (217) - Indiana, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Bitter and stale. This beer may have been old, and appears so. Very little hop presence.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brouwerij (884) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy gold orange with big, coarse off-white head. Settles in minutes with some stringy lacing. Aroma is toffee, nutty, biscuit, sweet malt, mild hops, slight bitter. Tastes mildly hoppy bitter, slight resinous, with a nutty, toffee malt finish. Mildly bitter aftertaste. Decent balance of hop and malt, fairly mild overall. Soft carbonation, medium-light body, and smooth texture.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
umich03jm (1576) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a small foamy head that quickly fades. Aroma is sugary sweet with pine, flowers, and light caramel. Taste is a little more sweet than bitter. Pine, flowers, and a slightly odd fruitiness. An ok pale ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
bucs572000 (234) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Got this bottle in a trade, Thanks Devin. Poured from a 12 bottle. Aroma is slight pine and sweet caramel malt. Flavors are strong malt and slight bitter pine. Nice easy light drinking pale. Not normally my style, it’s a more malt forward pale. All in all a nice drinkable pale.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpongeRuiner (562) - Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Nice clean taste. Got a lot of caramel which in this case takes away from the drinkability I think. Overall pretty good though.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
robloc303 (263) - Erie, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Pours amber with thin white head. Aroma is malty, caramel, a bit fruity, passionfruit, kiwi. Flavor is light bitter, caramel, and orange peel. Very well balanced, and a great beer!

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chucklemation (316) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Copper colored. Not much of an aroma. Bitter beer with a hint of caramel. Overall pretty solid.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
devman171 (716) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Free beer from Blowofftube, aroma is light malt and a pine and floral aroma. taste is pretty bitter, but needs more of something

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fattybladdy (449) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Bottle, pours a cloudy amber. Scent of grass and herb. Taste is similar, good amount of bitterness.


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