Short's Anniversary Ale Part Deux Original Version

RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Through the Randall Dry Hop System at the Michigan Brewers Guild Fest: Normally this beer is some kind of ridiculous Imperial IPA. I brew it bigger and more and more extreme to celebrate each year of surviving this incredible task of bringing real beer back to the people one pint at a time. Cheers!

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outlawskies (564) - Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Kinda tastes what the air smelled like in st. Lucia. Sweet flowery. Not a great one the burbon barrel aging don't do anything for it. She gives 1.5 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2014
On tap: The aroma consists caramel, citrus, grapefruit, and faint bourbon. It pours a hazy amber with a small off-white head. The flavor starts with starts with a quick dose of caramel and fruit. The finish has moderate-heavy grapefruit with a touch of bourbon. It’s medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel.

tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - APR 28, 2014
Tap @ Shorts: Swampy, nearly brown color, dark for an "IPA". Off-white collar on top. Lots of super sticky, wet, dank hops, plenty of sticky caramel malt sweetness as well. Sticky icky fruit rinds with a mild vanilla & bourbon sting, spicy wood, caramel, & lingering lupulin oil. Not so much bitter as sticky, sweet, & exploding with hop flavor along with barrel aged spiciness. Not my favorite style but this one wasn’t so bad.

BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Tart. Odd flavor. Ipaish. Rated this with another app and BeerBuddy unfortunately won't let me import comments.

sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 19, 2011
Tasted 3/10/11. Hazy with an orange honey hue with an off-white ring of head. Nice lacing. Bitter citrus aromas with a mild grape and berry note. Full bodied with a nice bitter hop character. Tangy with a lot of grapefruit fruity bitterness. Good complexity with a focus on the bitter aspects. Solid!

iowaherkeye (2804) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - OCT 14, 2010
3/16/2008. 12oz bottle, no date. Clear medium orange with a small creamy light beige head, fading to a ring before long, after an aggressive pour. Resiny pine and tropical fruit hops up front in the aroma, light alcohol, powdered sugar, and sweet caramel malts and cotton candy following. Nice interplay of the malt and hops as it comes across as sweet hops. Also very light toasted malts. Flavor has loads of bitterness right off with pine and grapefruit (not really tropical anymore). Lots of alcohol and a little caramel also noted. Bitterness peaked at an 8-9--bitter as hell. Literally tongue-numbing. Low carbonation with a full body. I’m all for bitter, but this is completely unbalanced without a complex flavor profile, either.

pantanap (3367) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2009
12oz picked up at the brewpub which has been in the fridge for awhile....pours a dark apricot/caramel brown with a thin soapy white head... aroma of caramel toffee malt and a faded hop profile...flavors start of heavy on the caramel malt with faded hops which eventually give way to a piney bitter astringency that remains on the palate which is fairly off-putting. mouthfeel was thin to medium. couldn’t finish this bottle off unfortunately.

darkguardian (733) - Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2009
12oz bottle thanks to Kevin. Pours a cloudy amber with a big white head. Nose is somewhat floral hops with a big dose of grapefruit on the backend. A hint of caramel denotes a malt background that doesn’t really come through much in the flavor. Crazy bitter up front with massive pine, grassy hops, nice tropical fruit flavor and really bitter long finish. To much for me but this is a really well made DIPA for those that love the really bitter stuff.

hopscotch (11246) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2009
Bottle… Hazy orange ale with a fat-bubbled, white head. The aroma is of honeysuckle, praline, tropical fruit and resiny hops. Medium to full-bodied with fizzy carbonation. Bitter as Hell, moderately acidic and boozy. The finish is lengthy, tangy, and then bitter forever.

lb4lb (2632) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2009
Pours amber with light head. Smell is sweet fruity syrupy hops. Taste is very bitter and hoppy. Hoppy and sweet at the same time. Medium body. Not very drinkable. Aged yet still slightly harsh, bitter DIPA. Decent.

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