Sammy (9059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Unique bottle, from Champane Cellars, thanks for saving the Shorts etc. Hops in aroma and taste, with the sweetness from the additions rounding out the beer. Some lace.
jtw (1122) - farmington, Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
well, this looks like a weird one, and often times i end up disappointed with short’s weird forays into the exotic ends of beer. definite mango nose with subdued mint; i wonder if this bottle isn’t especially fresh? tropical sweetness and a touch of mint acidity and tang but i wouldn’t have picked mint as a primary characteristic. nicely balanced and refreshing with a medium-to-full body - not a disappointment but nothing i’d label as more than experimental.
DrSilverworm (7229) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle, big thanks to umich03jm. Bottled 9/08/14. Hazy orange color. Thin off-white head, leaving decent thicker lace. Really awesome nose... Mint and mango smells very nice. In the taste, though, this is pretty odd. Mint along with the pale hoppy flavors of the golden is kind of confusing on the palate, and then there’s the mango in there, which is tasty but awkward with the golden ale hoppiness. Definitely smells a lot better than it tastes. Not so much bad on the palate, but... confusing. Light to moderate bitter taste, moderate to bigger sweet, and a big zestiness. Mint kind of offers a toothpaste-like flavor, when combined with everything else going on here. Medium plus body. Smooth, kind of crisp light to moderate carbonation, lightly slick texture. Kind of a sugary mango-y flavor. Sounded fascinating, and I love the components, but the sum is strange. Tomorrow’s headline: Has Craft Beer Gone Too Far? An extra point for being interesting. And I managed to swig it down alright, despite bigger swigs having a mouthwashy taste. Can’t believe I’m giving this a 3.2. Also surprised that I finished it... But I would definitely not reach for a 2nd
ColovianTrader (353) - - NOV 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lots of grain, light caramel, tropical fruits, lemon, herbal notes and faint yeast. Crisp finish with flavors of citrus peel and fresh mint leaves.
daknole (9623) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 31, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hazy orange pour, white head. Weird brew. I appreciated the mango and mint flavors that hit up front, but I didn’t care for the bitterness that followed. Just didn’t make sense to me. It really detracted from what could have been a really enjoyable beer.
rumproasts (3459) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Golden with one finger head. Mild body with some light sweet mango flavor. Just a hint of mint. Very interesting flavors, and somehow it works.
BiiruBierBeer (320) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Intense and really awesome mango smell. Low to medium carbonation with light foam. Taste is semisweet mango, light hops, and a touch of mint/herb.
AWISLguy (1468) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from jsquire, thanks Jeff! Pours a really interesting looking orange-pineapple color. Some white head leaving spots of lace. Aroma has some tangy fruit, citrus and an off-putting earthiness. Taste is of light and sweet fruits, some pine and something vegetal. Light to medium bodied with a touch of alcohol. Finishes light and sweet, and fruity - not very long. Lovely look, not much afterward. 12.1
chucklemation (596) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden copper with a thin white head. Aroma is deliciously sweet mango. Flavor is bitter mint, with a touch of sweet mango. Part of me was hoping for a sweeter mint/mango combo, but another part of me thinks the bitterness adds complexity and prevents the beer from being spoiled. Interesting, well-done.
Silphium (3179) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy medium orange-brown body, medium-thin off-white head. Herbal nose, mango and peach and zesty vegetal bitterness. Spicy body, tannic with leafy mint bitterness and mango peel, sugary and bitter and vegetal. Quite a bit going on; not bad.