hotstuff (5301) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 8, 2016
Rated on 4-05-2016 at The Hoppy Gnome, Fort Wayne, IN. This draft beer’s appearance is a very small beige head that is mostly lasting, transparent golden body, no carbonation noted, and no lacing. The aroma presents pine hops, aromatic, fruity, grapefruit, pineapple, spicy, earthy, and biscuity malt. The flavor is pine hops, fruity, light spice, and biscuity. The mouthfeel is moderate carbonation and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, this beer has a moderate lingering hoppy aftertaste. tmongoose (2504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 7, 2016
bottle to snifter that poured a mild burnt orange color with white head and decent lacing on the glass. sort of like others the initial aroma for me is dry roasted peanuts and a nice hoppy (simcoe) aroma. the flavor was really good. medium malt base with some floral in the hops and some citrus. but damn if still don’t get the peanut flavor. don’t know where it comes from and its not bad just different and this one is very drinkable. drsordr (2984) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2016
Bottle pour dark orange gold with moderate white off head. Nose some tropical fruit hop, light dank, and I also get an underlying nut, cashew or peanut. Taste moderate bitter bite up front, then floral and peppery spice hop. Moderate dank. phaleslu (11068) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2016
12 oz. bottle from a six pack purchased at Dutch’s. This is one of the brews they launched their Ohio distribution with, and I was in the mood for an IPA to sip during Wrestlemania. This one turned out to be pretty unusual and not exactly what I was feeling, but it’s good nonetheless. Pours a barely cloudy darkish orange with a relatively small white head that settles into a lasting film and leaves some patchy lace in the glass. The major note in this - which my brother-in-law agreed on, and said before I even shared my thoughts - is nuts. Peanuts, specifically. It also has notes of pine needles, citrus peel, sweet and lightly toasted biscuit malts, tea, and light spice. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a bitter, toasty, sweet, and nutty mouthfeel. Really unusual IPA. r464 (2407) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2016
Hoppy aroma. Smooth and balanced. Bread and cereal, citrus and hops. Lightly bitter with some grapefruit through the finish. All in all, a very nice IPA that is not overly strong or bitter.
Finhead (1884) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2016
Hazy, copper-orange pour with a white head. The aroma has pine and light citrus hops. It has a medium body with lively carbonation. The taste is bitter and dry with a long finish. jmohno (1690) - Iowa, USA - MAR 27, 2016
Pours a light copper gold. Light lacey head. Aroma has a coconut nutty minty thing. Dankish. Kinda yeasty, overall nice malt hop aroma. citrus and red fruits maybe. TAste is dry malt, some caramel, medium/dark caramel, grassy bitter with citrus. Foamy but dry and light drinking. Fairly heavy bitter. Decent ipa, I enjoyed the coconut like dank kind of hop aroma mambossa (338) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2016
Bottle. Deep gold and one-finger head. Nose of broiled broccoli, flavor of broiled broccoli. Is my first Short’s a bad bottle? Tastes like something my mama would make, but unpleasant in beer form. I’ll give another bottle a shot sometime. alexsdad06 (11561) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2016
12 oz bottle from Jungle Jims at the Shorts release event. Pours a clear dark golden/amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have grapefruit citrus, earthy, light resiny hops, grainy, toasted malts, a splash of orange, mild to moderate bitterness, decent ipa that I would consider again. rxeight (3344) - Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2016
12 is bottle no date. Medium hoppy aroma. Very bitter, big grapefruit taste. Hop resin. Really happy to finally see this on the shelf in Illinois, had this beer in traverse city in 2011, before using this site, and remembered liking it a lot.