GranvilleTim (1857) - Granville, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2010
Golden yellow pour with a white head. Hoppy aroma. Taste is soft piney hops. Nice mellow flavor. Lacing shown after the first sip. Piney hops were not overbearing. Quite nice. Terminus (3702) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 25, 2010
tap at the repeal prohibition festival at Schalfly in Maplewood, MO. lite orange with a off-white soapy head. aweosme noese-nice pine, citrus, grapefruit, orange and some resin. long piney grapefruit flavors which were much less citrus than the nose would tell. lots of grapefruit and pine on the flavors with a long resinous finish. totally palate drying finish, almost dirty. i like this type of ipa so i gave it a pretty decent score. satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2010
nose is big balance of irish red-like malt and piney hops. big sticky caramel that pleases even without a real toffee element. appearance is well hazed sienna with wispy head and essentially nil legs. flavor is subdued pine, great caramel and moments of soft peach. needles and pins of bitterness really linger. dukefan (215) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2010
On draft at Schlafly’s Beer Fest. Plenty of others have written this up, so personal opinion - the best base IPA (over Bell’s, Kuhnhenn, Dark Horse and Founders) made in the State of Michigan. Nice hoppy crispness paired with a solid malt backbone that holds it all together. Shorts is simply the best in Michigan. NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2010
Bottle at Sheffield’s Chicago. Pours a slightly hazy yellow gold. Nose is spicy and resiny with some soft and full grain notes in the background. On taste, it is far more bitter than you realize, tons of resiny notes and a nice malt backbone. Pretty damn well structured.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - APR 18, 2010
(draught at Schlafly Repeal of Prohibition) hazy amber. Resiny pine hop aroma. Flavor is earthy pine hops but with a decent malt balance. ruskiimperial (308) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2010
Sampled at the Richmond Eleventh. The hops on this one are very earthy but not overwhelming on the immediate taste. Not much else is going on in this fairly light beer. The aftertaste is a bit harsh with the high alfa acids. Nothing particularly interesting. Butters (4059) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2010
Sampled at the Richmond Eleventh. Clear golden amber with ring of white head. Nose is a well balanced earthy piney hop. Flavor has a lingering floral bitterness. Pretty tasty stuff. MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2010
(Sample Date: 4/17/2010 Source:Other) 12 oz bottle courtesy of Emily at Once Upon a Vine the best beer store in Richmond VA! Resiny floral hop aroma with plenty of caramel. Clear copper golden with small white head. Resiny hop flavor with moderate bitter hop bite. Lightly fruity. Medium body and mouth with dry very hoppy finish. Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2013 Medium amber Dirty bitter hop aroma and some caramel. Flavor is sweet caramel accened malts, loads of bitter hops, somewhat on the earthy side of the spectrum. OK, but not great. Rebate 3/5/13. More golden in appearance on tap, but taste identical. Didn’t remember having tried this before.