hopscotch (11175) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2016
Bottle... Pours hazy and orange with a small, creamy, white head. Decent retention. The nose is a sweet marriage of cotton candy and honey. I’m picking up no mint and no mango. Full-bodied with tickling carbonation. The flavor reveals a sturdy malt backbone, but there’s plenty of hop bitterness to balance things out. Finishes lightly bitter with some lingering maltiness. No fruit and no mint throughout. Bottle courtesy of FlandersNed! Mark_Eck (1998) - - JUL 22, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color. Aroma and taste are light mint and some fruitiness. boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAR 9, 2015
bottle a the dub shared with myself, and myself, hoppy fruit, not bad, but nothing I’d go seek out... Sammy (12496) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2015
Unique bottle, from Champane Cellars, thanks for saving the Shorts etc. Hops in aroma and taste, with the sweetness from the additions rounding out the beer. Some lace. jtw (1165) - farmington, Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2014
well, this looks like a weird one, and often times i end up disappointed with short’s weird forays into the exotic ends of beer. definite mango nose with subdued mint; i wonder if this bottle isn’t especially fresh? tropical sweetness and a touch of mint acidity and tang but i wouldn’t have picked mint as a primary characteristic. nicely balanced and refreshing with a medium-to-full body - not a disappointment but nothing i’d label as more than experimental.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2014
12oz bottle, big thanks to umich03jm. Bottled 9/08/14. Hazy orange color. Thin off-white head, leaving decent thicker lace. Really awesome nose... Mint and mango smells very nice. In the taste, though, this is pretty odd. Mint along with the pale hoppy flavors of the golden is kind of confusing on the palate, and then there’s the mango in there, which is tasty but awkward with the golden ale hoppiness. Definitely smells a lot better than it tastes. Not so much bad on the palate, but... confusing. Light to moderate bitter taste, moderate to bigger sweet, and a big zestiness. Mint kind of offers a toothpaste-like flavor, when combined with everything else going on here. Medium plus body. Smooth, kind of crisp light to moderate carbonation, lightly slick texture. Kind of a sugary mango-y flavor. Sounded fascinating, and I love the components, but the sum is strange. Tomorrow’s headline: Has Craft Beer Gone Too Far? An extra point for being interesting. And I managed to swig it down alright, despite bigger swigs having a mouthwashy taste. Can’t believe I’m giving this a 3.2. Also surprised that I finished it... But I would definitely not reach for a 2nd ColovianTrader (464) - - NOV 7, 2014
Lots of grain, light caramel, tropical fruits, lemon, herbal notes and faint yeast. Crisp finish with flavors of citrus peel and fresh mint leaves. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Hazy orange pour, white head. Weird brew. I appreciated the mango and mint flavors that hit up front, but I didn’t care for the bitterness that followed. Just didn’t make sense to me. It really detracted from what could have been a really enjoyable beer. rumproasts (5478) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2014
bottle. Golden with one finger head. Mild body with some light sweet mango flavor. Just a hint of mint. Very interesting flavors, and somehow it works.
BiiruBierBeer (1056) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Intense and really awesome mango smell. Low to medium carbonation with light foam. Taste is semisweet mango, light hops, and a touch of mint/herb.