5000 (6900) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2015
Bottle:   Deep caramel in color, dirty, moderate foamy off-white head, nice lacing.   Citrus and rye
on the nose.   Smells purdy good.   Smooth on the tongue, a little citrus bitterness with the aformentioned
rye.   Not a heavy example, somewhat light, but nice flavor and clean.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.
Pretty simple, but a nice citrusy bitterness with some rye. joeneugs (6372) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 28, 2015
12 oz. bottle from Brandon. Dated 10/17/14. It pours a hazy amber/dark orange color with a decent khaki head. The aroma has lots of pine and mild toffeeish, caramel malts. Some fruity berry, plum and citrus as well. The flavor has heavy pine bitterness, hop spice, thick caramel malt with a bitter, dry piney finish. There’s a dry, bready malt backbone that complements the piney hops well, but this is too bitter and caramel heavy for me. tricyclist (1125) - Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Large sample pour of mild amber with a nce spicy nose an plenty of hops. Flavor drinks like an IPA with rye. Pretty hop forward with moderate amounts of pine and resin. Loads of resin... Plenty of spice in the finish Sammy (13144) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2015
Fresh bottle from Champane’s Cellars. Big and good rye taste. Above average mouthfeel. Good drinkability. WillRunForBeer (2810) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle thanks to umich03jm. Pours orange brown with a scant white head. Aroma is grassy and dank, as expected. Taste is well balanced with some spicy rye and grassy hop bitterness.
chucklemation (1816) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Pours a dark amber with a foamy white head. Aroma is spicy rye, and flavor is similar, with a little sweetness and a lot of bitterness. Very good. ICEatALAMO (1358) - Troy, Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Bottle. The pour is a lighter red with full head. The aroma is mostly mild hops. The taste is a little too bitter hops, a lot of carbonation, kinda fizzy.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone rumproasts (6052) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2014
bottle. Brown with one finger head. Malty with moderate rye and quite a bit of bitter, piney hops.
nimbleprop (9048) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 14, 2014
12oz bottle via ICEatALAMO and the Mystery Box BIF. Pours a murky, deep amber with lots of creamy, lacing white head. Nose has a lot of bright orange, tangerine, honey comb, bread notes, piney too. Flavor hits you with strong pine, grapefruit, orange, the honey in the nose has turned to candy, the malt finally comes through, pithy, a little soapy too. Hints of pepper on the tongue. Finishes medium bodied, bitter. DrSilverworm (10000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2014
12oz bottle, big thanks to my buddy umich03jm. Poured into my DFH IPA glass. Fantastic label art and name -- Short’s keeps on outdoing themselves in this regard. Hazy red - brown color. Finger of light khaki head, with good retention. Leaves good bigger ridges of lace and reaches of lace. 5 for appearance because I can’t imagine how it could look better. Great spicy rye aroma in the nose. Some chocolate notes in the flavor. Very nice complex malt bill. Less spicy than your typical red rye ale, more balanced and nuanced. Good mild pine, some tropical fruit. Medium plus body. Smooth, kind of soft, creamy, lighter carbonation. Light slick texture. Moderate sweet taste, moderate bitter. Wonderful hopped up but balanced and not too bitter rye ale. No complaints. Super-balanced. Satisfying amount of both rye and hop, without being too bitter, nor too spicy. Magical.