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Pig Pen - Short's Brewing Company

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Pig Pen
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BA SCORE
84
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25 Ratings
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Ratings: 25
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Pig Pen is an intense IPA brewed with brettanomyces and aged in bourbon barrels.

(Beer added by: atone315 on 10-09-2013)
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

06-23-2014 07:05:45 | More by mikerap100
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

03-19-2014 13:02:37 | More by tectactoe
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Michigan

3/5  rDev -19.1%

01-26-2014 02:05:39 | More by MichiganderHB
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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

01-24-2014 21:49:22 | More by ltltony
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Alextricity

Michigan

3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Had on-tap at Boat Works in St. Clair Shores for $6.50 a pint or something like that.

What is there to say about this beer... well, I was intrigued because I haven't had many barreled IPAs, so that's the main reason I went with this, even though it seemed to get fairly average scores for a beer that's been in a bourbon barrel. The highlight of this beer? The appearance. The head on it with the lacing is borderline ridiculous. The worst part about Pig Pen is the mouthfeel... it seems too thin for the style, the ABV, and the fact that it was in a barrel. The smell and taste are pretty good, moreso as it warms up. The bourbon barrel character is undeniable, as there is a lot of that bourbony, vanilla, oaky sort of thing on the nose and in the taste. The smell and taste are almost exactly the same. For me, it seems like the barrel takes most of the flavor in this beer. That's not a bad thing, but Pig Pen lacks a certain depth of flavor I'd like. Barrelbarrelbarrel without a thick mouthfeel or robust flavor... it needs more.

A respectable beer, but it won't turn you on to barreled beers if you still aren't into them.

Serving type: on-tap

01-18-2014 14:59:40 | More by Alextricity
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strohme2

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

01-14-2014 00:55:01 | More by strohme2
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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

01-09-2014 14:54:13 | More by vermilcj
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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

12-13-2013 02:07:27 | More by XmnwildX12
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Michigan

4/5  rDev +7.8%

11-24-2013 14:32:45 | More by Jas45678
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rjcoy06

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

11-24-2013 00:00:13 | More by rjcoy06
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Michigan

4/5  rDev +7.8%

11-23-2013 21:01:30 | More by szmnnl99
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District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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Indiana

4/5  rDev +7.8%

10-22-2013 15:56:29 | More by hansgruber
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kylelenk

Michigan

3.46/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Very copper color with about 2 finger paper white head that dissipates after the first sip and leaves a solid lacing around the glass as the volume decreases.

S - Nothing really pronounced. Served at cask temperature you pick up a bit of the floral hops but nothing really lashes out.

T - Immediately hit by an familiar and average IPA blast. Upon swallow, the bourbon barrel characteristics emerge but nothing spectacular. The finish exits with a familiar sting of grapefruit and floral notes.

M - At 7%+, I thought it had quite a light mouthfeel. Average carbonation allows for an easy sipper and those who like IPAs but not heavy BBA beers will enjoy.

O - Decent for Short's BA program that produces reliable beers but leaves much to be desired.

Serving type: on-tap

10-15-2013 23:04:15 | More by kylelenk
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District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

10-15-2013 16:49:45 | More by nmann08
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Florida

4/5  rDev +7.8%

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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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Michigan

4/5  rDev +7.8%

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Michigan

4/5  rDev +7.8%

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Utah

4/5  rDev +7.8%

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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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Pig Pen from Short's Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.