jgb9348 (5231) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich copper coloured body with an orange glow and a rather large, three centimetre tall off-white head that fades fairly quickly and leaves a very ugly lace on the glass. Aroma of fresh hops, clay, grass, bananas and some light funk. Medium-bodied; Assertive fresh hops up front with a herbal and floral note coupled with some earthy malt, caramel and grain - not too typical for the style. Aftertaste shows some sweetness, grain and dry notes and a lot of hop bitterness throughout. Overall, a solid IPA with a nice fresh character that separates from the traditional PNW hops in style, but leaves a nice complexity. Great to try, and while everyone will try to find this, i’m sure, not as good as some of their other beer and truly, not amazing. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle, purchased as a full six pack from the Seaway Party Store in Grand Haven, Michigan on 09-September-2015 for US$11,19 for the six pack, sampled before in Michigan at my true home of Michigan, but also at new home of Washington on 16-November-2015.
charule (1811) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to landlord. Poured hazy orange with light white head. Aroma sweet juicy floral citrus. Light carb med bod. Tastes more bitter then expected.
BigBeer45 (1354) - Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle purchased at Champanes,
this ale had a light to medium orange ‘copper’ pour with a little haze, and presented a almost two finger white head that receded to a ring and thin cover, it left nice spots and small fingers of lacing on the glass,
it had a nose of orange, grapefruit and pine hops with a herb note, toasted malt, malt and candy sweetness, the hops were pretty out there,
this IPA had flavors of pine, grapefruit and spice hops, there was a little grass note to the hops, toasted malt, orange and grapefruit, and some malt sweetness,
the finish had a medium hop bitterness that dried the tongue a good bit and there was little malt and sweetness, spicy hop notes lingered a bit,
the mouth feel was light and easy to drink, it had soft to average carbonation and was creamy,
a nice drinking IPA, hops had a good bitterness with a bit of a spice bite, and had a wet hop nose and flavor.
mikem409 (1913) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy light orange thick white head. Dank citrus and pot arona. Taste is fresh bitter rind with some sweet orange
Mr_Abner (261) - Michigan, USA - SEP 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fresh bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a white head. Aromas of fruity hops, citrus, malts, and light pine. Worth mentioning that the hops certainly don’t leap out of my teku glass. Taste is much stronger (better) than the aroma. Citrus and light pine; light, supporting malt sweetness. Excellent balance between the malts and the bitterness of the hops. I think that is the best thing about this beer. Medium bodied; average carbonation; a clean, medium bitter finish.
574deadzone (1293) - North Central, Indiana, USA - AUG 31, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy golden to orange with a tall, rocky cream colored head that hangs out a while and leaves some intricate, clumpy, foamy lace. Nose involves and initial dank weedy hoppy blast that leads into some zesty grapefruit and lemon, herbal tea, grass, florals, sweet nectar, spice. Fairly sweet, quite bitter. Medium to light bodied, quite oily, somewhat active, juicy, with a drying herbal earthy bitterness on the end. A really well balanced IPA aside from the aromatic onslaught, but that’s a big portion of the fun here. Well played.
rumproasts (4290) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. golden with one finger head. awesome fresh hop aroma. there’s not much attempt at balance or subtlety here. this is a straight up hop bomb, and a pretty delicious one at that. huge hoppy flavors with a lot of fruity notes. pretty substantial bitterness with a lot of resin. awesome stuff. i haven’t been blown away by an IPA in quite a while, but this was everything i hoped for and more.
superspak (3747) - Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 8/3/2015. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, melon, passion fruit, berry, lemon zest, orange peel, light pine, light honey, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, melon, passion fruit, berry, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, light honey, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, melon, passion fruit, berry, lemon/orange peel, pine, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome IPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate pale malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.
ColovianTrader (450) - - AUG 29, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another great IPA from Short’s! Drier, with lots of resin, sweet citrus peel, topical fruit, oranges, lightly toasted grains and caramel. Resin lasts through the aftertaste, which may or may not be your thing.
SpongeRuiner (1006) - Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a slightly darker golden color with a light head. A tropical aroma with a hop bite. A honey sweetness upfront with a big citrus flavor. Really drinkable. Good stuff.