Chatterbox - Short's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

17 Reviews
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Reviews: 17
Hads: 155
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 6.79%
Wants: 1
Gots: 25 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: Jas45678 on 01-01-2014

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Reviews: 17 | Hads: 155
Reviews by BlissJunkie:
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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Photo of Jennz906
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Chatterbox has a very cloudy dark-gold appearance with an average full color head. It has a full floral and bitter scent of pine and citrus. The taste has a strong linger of bitter grapefruit and hops. The mouthfeel is great, it has a great taste as well as medium carbonation so it goes down well. Overall this beer is great. I am exited to try it with an American meal such as a burger. Thumbs up. (399 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A dark burnt orange color, this pale ale is so thick and murky that it's as close as it could be to opaque while managing the slightest translucence. The off-white head shows creamy stick from good retention, and the layer remaining for the entire session drops lace in a sticky ring at the top with spottier cream the rest of the way down.
Good aromatics in this one show lots of tropical fruits, citrus, grassiness and earth with focus on the raw, juicy fruits. Toast and caramel add just enough to let the hops take the lead but balance nicely.
In the taste, there's a raw and briny pith I'm not expecting. Unexpectedly, it'e the earthier aspect that takes the lead, and it's a shame that the juiciness and raw appeal of the nose is lost. Underneath is lots of raw green and leaf, more pith, and some young wood. It's hoppy, but it loses what's offered in the aroma.
Creamy and crisp at once, the mouthfeel keeps lively for the entirety. With the stange dry/salty/pithy finish, it's not as clean at the end as it could be. (1,025 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle into tulip

Appearance - Pale orange, 1/2 finger white head, slightly transparent.

Smell - Grapefruit and orange zest, floral earthiness, caramel sweetness.

Taste - Floral like bitterness and fullness right at first, then more bitterness and some citrus in the form of grapefruit, orange, tangerine and slight walnut roastiness at the end.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, medium carbonation, crisp bitterness.

Overall - Good beer. Sometimes you just don't have much to say. Interesting flavors, glad I tried one. (520 characters)

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4.32/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- A bit cloudy, orange in color. Little head disappears quickly with plenty of lingering lacing. (Note- I tipped the bottle over while pouring, which may explain why the head was small.?...)

S- Herbal malts prevail. Maybe a little orange.

T- Slight herbal sweetness with a citrus backbone. however the sweetness is soon overpowered by a mild hoppy character that is pleasing to my tongue. Finishes crisp and clean.

M- This pale ale goes down very easy clean and wet. Real pleasant refreshing feel.

O- Shorts hit the spot with this one for sure! Incredible drinkability, smooth and crisp. Great hop flavors throughout. Also this one doesn't have the "Shorts aftertaste" that some of their beers can have. A great version of a pale ale. (740 characters)

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Chatterbox from Short's Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.