fakebeersnob (325) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - DEC 14, 2014
This states on the bottle it is a heavily hopped amber lager, though it is described as an IPA on this site.
Amber/orange in color with a lasting lacing. Light citrus hop aroma. Comes across in the taste too. A bit of the citrus comes through in the hops upfront too. Ends with a more malt back (though hops lingers throughout even after the malt is gone. It does taste more like an IPA, despite the bottle’s description. bigtaster (1037) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Semi-clear amber colored beer with beige head. Nose grass, caramel, white pepper, oranges. Medium body, very smooth, initial caramel sweetness balanced with grassy, and grapefruit hops, finishing with slightly dry hoppy finish. Impressively balanced and drinkable, very delicious and impressive. ColovianTrader (464) - - NOV 30, 2014
Sweet caramel, toasted grains, grapefruit, orange zest and lots of citrus hop bitterness. Good malt presence but this is unmistakably a hoppy beer first. Lightly herbal notes. Medium bodied, aggressive carbonation and crisp citrus finish. DrSilverworm (10000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2014
12oz bottle, thanks to umich03jm. Bottled 9/29/14. Orange amber color. Thin off-white head. Leaves good, thicker lace. Toasty malt, pretty spicy earthy hop, pretty assertive and tingly on the back end. I suppose that’s what they’re referring to as that "big bitter shock... resonates sharply". Indeed it does, it’s a little bit uncomfortable. Huge citrusy dank resiny hop that I start to appreciate more 1/4 the way in, after my palate has a chance to acclimate. Heavily hopped is right. This thing must be 100+ IBU. Or is that just the stronger carbonation confusing my palate? Huge bitter taste, light sweet, and spicy taste. Liking this more and more as I go though. It’s definitely not a swigger. Full dark grain aromas, hints of chocolate. Medium plus body. Kind of soft crisp relatively stronger carbonation, and dry finish. It’s sort of a smooth texture, but rough with the extremely assertive flavor. Interesting, huge stuff. I came around to it, once I realized what I was dealing with. Very unique and unexpected. chucklemation (1796) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Pours an amber color with a foamy white head. Aroma is citrus and pine hops. Flavor is similar, quite bitter. Now I’m confused whether this is a lager or ale, but either way it’s quite good.
milewide (2332) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Hops dominate! Aroma slight but flavor and aftertaste is excellent hop bitterness. Cloudy Amber color. umich03jm (3512) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle. Hazy copper pour with a medium sized creamy head that fades to a thick film and leaves a bunch of lacing. Great appearance. Aromas are toasted bread, toffee candy, dank hops, pine, and light caramel. Tastes great. Slightly burnt toast, pine, pot, and toffee. Kinda spicy in the finish too. The high yet soft carbonation gives it a great mouthfeel. Love this. tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Jeff. Amber body, orange hues throughout with only a very mild haze. Slick, white, bubbly head that settles nicely at a quarter-inch. Aroma is a clash of amber ale style maltiness, & IPA style hoppiness. Sweet caramel, toasted toffee candy, & a strong dusting of cocoa powder colliding with weedy, dank, pungent, piny, & earthy hops. Lots of caramel with buttered & toasted bread on the palate with a bomb of resinous, oily hops. Dank. Hint of green onion in the finish. Lingering with a pretty staunch bitterness, brash & sharp with just a touch of sweet toffee to "balance". Pretty good for a hopped up amber lager (or ale) or whatever it is. Unique, to say the least. malkyore (377) - - JAN 17, 2014
After hearing rumblings of a shorts beer with a stoner owl on the bottle smoking a pipe called Lil weezy, I searched high and low. And at long last I have found it! Aroma is sweet, sweeter than you’d think and the flavor is extremely extremely bitter. It’s like if humalupalicious was made but without any regard for balance. Despite this it makes up for the unearthly bitterness with a thick soupy texture, which does a good job balancing it despite the lack of malt body. This is a must try, if only for looking at the bottle. jbrana (640) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Peppery and extremely bitter. Not my favorite Shorts beer. Has some extremely resinous flavors.
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