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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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Prolonged Enjoyment has a huge earthy hop fragrance of green grass, pine, and citrus fruit. The sweet, malty flavors are met quickly by zesty American hop characteristics. This India Pale Ale has a light body but is packed with extraordinary bitterness. Bitter qualities linger briefly, before the mildly dry finish takes over.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2011
Draft at GABF. Pours a nice looking gold with a white head. Nose is really bright. Lots of citrus and herbal notes, clean and fresh. Some earthy malt sits in the background as well. On tasting, quite hop forward, fading into more of an earthy place. Bitterness is on the soft side, bit thin on the palate with a nice hop flavor. Pretty solid over all just lacking a little umph.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2012
bottle. hazy amber with small head. aroma of citrus and tropical fruit pulp, with just a touch of sweetness and bitterness in the finish. flavor is very nice for a session ipa, and the abv is pretty shocking. nice and grapefruity with some nice bitter notes...dry finish. crisp, refreshing, and fantastic if 3.5 is really what this is at

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikem409 (1475) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2012
bottle. poured in to glass. pale yellow with very good carbonation. aroma of fresh grass and some citrus. very easy drinking pale

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
auerbrau (3146) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 12, 2012
12oz Bottle. Thanks Sean! Dank fresh orange-scented strong hop aroma. The body at 3.5% is quite good I think. The hops start working their juices and push out pine and resin and citrus. I do get some styrofoam and dusty pellet hop gunk in the flavor, but generally it’s decent. Shorts does have a very distinct house hop flavor that edges seedy to me sometimes. Rather bitter and dry, which works at this low gravity to give you something to sip at a low gravity. Definitely enjoying the hop level at this gravity, but I think the profile could use a little tweaking.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10408) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2012
MBGSF 12 Draft. Poured a hazy copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate earthy hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. I would recommend this to a freind.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBear11D (213) - Michigan, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Prolonged Enjoyment pours a cloudy tangerine orange with a small off-white head that leaves minimal lacing. The aroma is citrus and the flavor is equally citrus. Overall this is a decent beer, especially for a session beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (4782) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2011
12ounce glass at the brewpub. This pours a ginger hue and has a very small ring of white. The nose is very grassy with wafts that are noticeable from a distance. The first sip is also grassy with bigger bitterness than expected. Carbonation is light. There seem to be west coast hops and some noble hops, as well. There are citrus and sulfer notes that come mid glass. Just a dash of caramel adds light sweetness but this is dry. It is very nice. I have extra admiration for a brewer that can extract flavor and character from a low ABV beer.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5201) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2011
@ GABF. Bright dark gold, lasting head. Bright pine and fir hop aroma. A lack of malt sugars hurts the beer somewhat in the palate, making it seem brassy and unbalanced, but it’s overall a good effort on a pale and well-hopped session beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
paintedmaple (371) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - JAN 29, 2012
On tap at the brewpub...Had this a while back at Short’s and while this was very tasty with lots of fresh green hop notes; it seemed rather thin compared to the rest of the Short’s offerings. Lo & behold it is a session beer with low ABV which explains alot. In that light, this is a truly fantastic session beer!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
milewide (1461) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2012
Lots of herbal hop aroma and taste. Slightly cloudy golden color. Minimal head. Downside was thin body from lack of malt.


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