BlowOffTube (501) - Michigan, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow. I didn’t known what to expect on this one. Clear honey color with white head that disappeared quickly. Tropical fruit salad smell, which sounds weird but true. Sweet fruity taste that ends bittering, maybe a hint of bubblegum. Very interesting offering and actually very enjoyable.
TimE (5235) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 26, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rocky frothy white head. Passionfruit, mangoes and pineapples in the nose. Really nice. Medium full body. Smooth, slightly astringent not that bitter. Very fruit driven interesting
cheap (5425) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2016
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
$2.50 bottle. Typical non BO IPA aroma. Ever so slightly cloudy pale. Redundant IPA flavors all round. Some co2 makes this IPA almost palatable. Bitter lengthy terribly on style IPA flavors. IPA flavor is so thick you can’t taste any guava. Difficult rude nasty bitter finish, just like any other IPA.
DialSquare (4487) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from Savor Growl: gold pour, thin sturdy white head. aroma of fruity, floral, guava, pine. tastes are guava and pine with grapefruit, bready, floral, dank weed. thinnish palate, light spike of carbonation. strange one.
alobar (3598) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orange yellow pour with white soapy head. Aroma of pineapple, grapefruit, and tangerine. Tropical fruit flavor with some pine and hop bitterness. Very nice beer.
Mark_Eck (1921) - - AUG 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours an goldenish color. Aroma and taste are citrus, honey, and grapefruit.
SG111 (1365) - New York, USA - AUG 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at CK Diggs, Mi. Pours light, slightly hazy orange with a white creamy head. Aroma is wow, that’s a lot of guava, really sweet, mango, tropical fruits, orange. Flavor is guava heavy, nice medium heavy bitterness, orange rind, there’s a caramel malt backbone, sort of chewiness to it almost. It’s really solid. I actually like this a lot. One of my favorite offerings from Short’s so far.
smroush (228) - Michigan, USA - AUG 12, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromas are heavily hops - grapefruit, pine and tangerine. A little sweet caramel malt.
Visually it’s a cloudy amber with an averaged sized off-white head.
Medium bitterness and some sweetness especially on the finish.
Medium body; oily/creamy texture; average to just slightly lively carbonation; fairly crisp and even slightly dry but with a long, fruity, slightly sweet finish. Overall a very nice mouthfeel.
Overall a very good IPA. There is a bit of sweet malt to balance the hops, but the hops are clearly front and center. I like the diversity/complexity of the hop flavors - grapefruit, tangerine and pine.
Atom (2206) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle pours a lightly hazy orange/copper with a large off-white head. Very tropical aroma, heavy guava with piney hops and light caramel backing. Sweet guava, tropical hops meet piney bitter hop spice perfectly, cites, into light caramel malt and lingering dry bitterness. Yum! Great balanced and flavor flowing across the palate, very drinkable as well!
joeneugs (6060) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 5, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. 2 months from bottling date. It pours a golden color with an off whit ehead. The aroma has some caramel, pineapple and florals. The flavor is a little herbal with some pineapple, hints of pine, spruce and flowers. Strong spruce/flowery bitterness. Honey malt sweetness. Good.
jredmond (7787) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with Paul, Max and Vinny. Pours a bright clear golden body with thin white lacing. Nose is citrus, melon, guava and spice. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with notes of spice, honey, fruity malt and grapefruit.