574deadzone (1408) - North Central, Indiana, USA - DEC 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy to murky copper-amber with a fair off-white head that settles and leaves some thick webby lace. Nose involves some caramel, candied orange, pine forest, grapefruit, and toasted malt. Fairly sweet, quite bitter toward intensely so. Lighter to medium bodied, active, bright with hops, juicy, and finishing dry and mouthwatering. Really nice brew, very flavorful with hops and a nice underlying malt quality.
TheBear11D (365) - Michigan, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lil' Wheezy pours a yellowish orange with a beige head that lasts a while and leaves nice lacing. The aroma is leafy and earthy with hint of spice and and biscuits. The flavor is biscuits and leafy hops. Overall this is a good beer. Quite enjoyable.
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ICEatALAMO (1340) - Troy, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. The pour is a light amber. The aroma is full of hops. The taste is bitter hops. Average.
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phaleslu (9923) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle shared by DrSilverworm- thanks again, Chris! Pours a clear amber-gold with a small off-white head. Aroma of citrus, soap, florals, pale and sweet malts, and toasted sugar. Flavor is spot-on the same as the nose. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a bitter, dry mouthfeel. Good IPA.
bytemesis (7959) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear reddish amber with a small off-white head and some lacing. Aroma is caramel, pine, pine sol. Flavor is medium sweet, light bitter, caramel, pine, grassy. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel.
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled some time in July... most of the numbers are scratched away. At least I got the most important one. Poured into a shaker pint... sigh. :(
Appearance: Appropriately enough, a slightly hazy amber color. That’s about it. A finger of a light tan head sits on top with a creamy consistency. Lacing’s almost sip-for-sip from top to bottom. The label is, as most Short’s labels are, great. An owl that looks stoned out of his mind smoking a pipe. Also like that purple background.
Smell: Somewhat sweet, but without any real fruity characteristics. I’d attribute that to the malts. The hops on display are slightly spicy, earthy hops, which work well with the "gritty" sort of malt that is in Lil’ Wheezy.
Taste/feel: Yeah, it is what’s advertised. It’s a hoppy amber. Pretty much exactly the same as the smell, except with a bit more of that dirt sort of malt flavor on the finish. Solid bitterness on the back of the tongue. The aftertaste is the big thing that lets you know that this is an amber. The aroma and initial taste sort of tastes like a standard IPA until you get the malts. The feel is fairly light without much carbonation.
Lil’ Wheezy’s a pretty good beer. As it warms up, the beer becomes more like an amber as the malts come out a bit more. This beer’s a bit too bitter for my liking as an amber, but it’s still a very nice beer.
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, reddish pour, taste is a bit floral with some citrus and grassiness, a nice bittermess and overall pretty taste, would like again due to a bit of an old bottle
fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a good looking rich amber color. The scent is floral and herbal hops. Flavor is toasted grain, pine and earthy hops, big bitterness. A pretty enjoyable brew.
BrownALEx (454) - Portland, Michigan, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: smells of earthy hops and cough syrup. A: pours a clear amber with a small white head. T: straight forward bitterness. P: average carbonation, ends with a nice bitter finish. O: not a bad beer, glad they bottled it and glad I got to try it.
SpongeRuiner (1114) - Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A nice hoppy red IPA from Shorts. Thanks to tectactoe for splitting this one.