joe1510 (501) - Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2008
I have to give a big thanks to Derek for sending this my way. Good Feller empties into my glass a chill hazed ruby that glows when backlit. A fingers worth of cotton white head grew on the pour and eventually receded to a skim coat with a thick ring around the glass. Leaves respectable lacing after each sip before slowly sliding back into the body.
As I stick my nose in the glass I’m immediately hit with big sticky pine, lightly sweetened grapefruit, ripe pineapple and a touch of spicy alcohol. There’s even the aroma of that aspirin like bitterness associated with amarillos. The caramel maltiness is sweet and drizzled throughout. The hops are big and bold but the caramel stands up to the challenge. This beer makes my mouth water.
The flavor stands up to the aroma and follows the same lines. All at once juicy pineapple, lightly sugared grapefruit, pine all drizzled with caramel wash over the tongue The intensity of each coming forward as the drink continues. What really makes Good Feller stand out is how seamless each transition is. Everything comes together to create an excellent, well rounded IIPA.
This isn’t a mnster that stomps on every tastebud but it does leave a solid bitterness after a few sips. The bitterness just seems to build. The body teeters in between heavy and moderate leaning more toward the latter. The body isn’t as thick and sweet as many other examples which makes this top notch.
Good Feller is far to easy to put away. For such a big beer the alcohol is dangerously well hidden and every sip leaves you wanting another.
This is my second offering from Short’s and both have been nothing short of great beers. Good Feller is a joy for sure and one I wouldn’t hesitate picking this up if I was fortunate enough to be in the area. Thanks again Derek! I can’t get enough of this IIPA.
2/23/08 ATLBeerDog (280) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 3, 2008
Pours a beautiful rust color with a small thin tan head, and average lacing. Average carbonation with a smell of sweet, sweet, citrusy, juicy hops. Tastes of strong hops and sweet malts. Very hoppy yet very balanced with a strong enough malt backbone to support the massive hops. This one good DIPA. Drink and Enjoy! hopslovin (194) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 21, 2007
Bottle from Brewpub. Amber pour with large foamy head, large bubbles. Pine, Mango, Citurs aromas. Peach flavors, fruity, with big malt presence. Nice mouthfeel. Smooth sweet finish with a a bit of heat. Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Bottle at the Yeah 07- from Hopdog? I think this was opened at the hotel, as my handwriting is absolute crap at this point. Pours medium orangey amber with a nice tight head. Aroma is awesome fresh citrusy hops,grapefruit salad (wtf?) and tropical fruits like mango. Flavor is sharp citrus and pine hops upfrotn but is a bit weak in the middle- then more tacky tropical fruit hops in the end. I was drunk, but really diggin this IPA. Nice. goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2008
Poured a hazy amber color with a large beige head. Big citrus and sweaty hop forward aroma. The flavor started with some sweet malt and ended moderately bitter. Medium to full body. Pretty tasty.
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2008
Cloudy amber/light brown body with a fine light-brown lasting head. The nose is really hoppy and a bit sulphurous. The taste is full of hops and yeasts - not much complexity. The finish is dry and bitter and in the very end there is a deep bitterness deep down the throat - Linda Lovelace go home!!! The palate is relative light and makes it more drinkable compared to many of its IPA-brothers that makes you look like a chickens ass because of the dry bitterness from the extreme hops Dogbrick (13018) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2008
Sample at the Columbus Ratebeer gathering at ogglethorp’s 11/20/08: This brew is a mostly clear amber-red color with a thin and rocky light beige head. Spotty lacing. Resiny hops, caramel and malt in the nose. Medium-bodied with moderately bitter hops and grapefruit flavors along with some sweet caramel malt undertones. The finish is hoppy with a lingering bitterness left over. Solid all around. JaBier (7973) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2008
Bottle number 459 of 798. Pours a coppery amber with no head. Nice malt and hop balance in the nose. Flavor is a tad bit too malty for an IIPA, but the hop comes through strong in the finish. fiulijn (20516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2009
<i>Tasting at Papsoe</i>ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2009
Hazy amber color. Finally a known aroma from this brewery: good resiny hops, some pepper. Semi-sweet toffee flavor, good body strength, with a very strong hopping, strong grapefruit, some resins. Very good.
Amber, reddish colour with an off white head. Hoppy, piney and light fruity aroma with a malty sweet note. Hoppy, piney and light caramel sweet flavor.