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Short’s Good Feller Imperial IPA

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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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• A noble spirit of the sacred humulus lupulus governing all the good of what is bitter
• Beer Type: Imperial IPA

Imperial Good Feller is an Imperial American India Pale Ale brewed exclusively with Amarillo and Simcoe hop varieties. Hop forward flavors of sweet grapefruit and bitter orange rind are backed by a simple malt bill allowing for a vibrant bitterness to project, but not overwhelm the finish.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SpongeRuiner (773) - Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2014
On tap at the Shorts anniversary party. Wasn’t too sure about this one. A lot of copper red flavors. Also a strong hop note that flows through the whole drink. Not the best of the event but not the worst.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (2201) - Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Tap @ Shorts: Muddy, almost brown-ish color with a beige tinted head survived as a chunky collar. Aroma of sticky caramel malt & dank, dripping hop oils, pine needles, & floral perfume notes. Notable crystal malt sweetness, offset by an abundance of stingy, bitter hops. Taste is equally bitter & sweet all at once; sweet toffee-like & crystal malts are met with a heavily floral, stinging hop bite. Tons of brash pine & super bitter grapefruit peels teeter with sweet & sticky malt undertones. I normally dislike darker malted D/IPAs, but this one was actually okay, mostly due to the super abrasive hop profile. I would imagine that with any appreciable age, this beer would falter big-time.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mittenator (1380) - Michigan, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Draft at shorts. Dark caramel with a light head. Tons of tropical fruit with just the right amount of bitter hops.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bpar73 (514) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - MAY 9, 2014
On tap at the brewpub. Dark hazy golden brown pour with a tan head. Nice lacing and retention. Good hop bitterness up front with a balance of caramel malt for a nice smooth finish. A great Imperial IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (5038) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2014
On tap: The aroma consists caramel, citrus, tropical fruits, and grapefruit. It’s a hazy orangish-brown with a small yellowish-tan head. The flavor starts with light caramel and tropical fruits. The finish has grapefruit, pine, and dank hops. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (3204) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2013
tap at 2013 michigan winter beer fest, deep amber -- very dark for an ipa. substantial malt base with big hops. well rounded very big imperial ipa.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15855) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2012
5th July 2009
Dark brown-amber beer, cloudy. Frothy tan head. Very dark for an IPA! Soft palate, a little dry. Deep rich hops. Marmaladey grapefruit, fairly bitter. Aniseed spice. Satisfying and sophisticated.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marsiblursi (3021) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2012
(Bottle) Pours deep amber with a small sand coloured head. The aroma holds hoppy notes of wood, black currant, resin, apricots, citrus and new cut grass. Floral, grapefruity and tropical (mango) undertones. Honey, caramel and toffee to back it up. The flavour is near medium sweet and medium to heavily bitter with notes of grapefruit, oranges, apricot, resin, wood, flowers, toffee, caramel and honey. The mouthfeel is soft, light sticky and a bit numbing. Lingering bitterness. Medium to full bodied.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyit (3475) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2011
Hazy brown of color with an orange head. An aroma of caramel, raisins and old hops. A flavour of caramel, raisins and hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jaksmart (434) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2011
Luminescent deep orange pour. Aroma has raisins, chocolate, vanilla, oak, thick malt, quite oxidized (old bottle), some candy and brown sugar. Thick and oxidized with pine, oak, oil, booze, syrup - more like a BW.


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