rumproasts (6035) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2014
tap. deep amber with small head. mint, chocolate, and hops. strange combination, but it works. joe shorts is a twisted genius. drowland (9057) - Georgia, USA - AUG 26, 2012
8/11/12. GTMW. Hazy amber pour with a small khaki head. The aroma definitely shows mint, along with earthy hops and some malt - but mostly caramel and pale. Minty flavor for sure that plays with the hops, but I’m really missing the chocolate here. Interesting, unique, and tasty, but I’d give it a higher score if there was more chocolate. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Small pour on tap at Brickhouse BBQ (Madison, WI). Pours a richer well hazed brownish copper hue. Dulled and deeper hues, some orange glow on the edges. A frothy tannish head, dies to a film, laces small. Lingering elements. Aromas are some earthy mint, earthy bitter hops, with some lemon and floral play. Just a kiss of cocoa but more mint/hop play. Initial is cool and bitter, earthy and a bit of citrus hop quickly play on synergy with the mint. Cool, earthy, minty qualities come up and into focus. Middle offers coolness, bitter hops, a bit of bready and biscuity malt which are easily overlooked. Touch of cocoa, a bit more creamy into the backend, some bitterness, more cocoa as we get back there. Dry hops, a bit earthy, floral, scant citrus mix with cool mint. Synergy plays, lingering mint and hops into finish and backend, cocoa shows at times but plays second fiddle to that synergy. Meh. Odd, works at times, at others it’s just plain weird. Ok. Gave it just a minor bump overall. Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2012
On tap: The aroma consists mint chocolate chip ice cream and light pine. It’s a cloudy orangish-brown with a small off-white head with some spotty webbing for lacing. The flavor starts with a good dose of chocolate. The finish has moderate mint and pine. Medium bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, they hit the nail on the head in their attempt. flatmatt (1608) - Northville, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2011
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear amber with red hints and a white head. Aroma leads with mint, followed by citrus and earthy hoppiness. Flavor is also led by mint, again backed up by hops, earthy, grassy, a little peppery. Eventually blends into a very nice herbal tone overall. Pretty well done.
paintedmaple (671) - People’s Republic of Bloomington, Indiana, USA - SEP 4, 2011
On tap at the Brewpub. I grabbed a five glass sampler of Shorts brews that I hadn’t heard of before and this was one of them. I thought it was "just" an amber IPA, but the funky aroma and really green grassy flavors didn’t immediately cry out ’mint’ and I couldn’t place it until I read the description. This really works - hops and mint - who knew?