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Chatterbox - Short's Brewing Company

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Ratings: 122
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 2
Gots: 11 | 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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jas45678 on 01-01-2014)
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Reviews by GRPunk:
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3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a Young's nonic pint

A- Even a careful pour yielded a 2-finger, dense, off-white head. Slightly hazy, golden body with light carbonation. Head sustains at 1/2 finger and leaves awesome lace on the glass.

S- Mix of hoppy, slightly sweet, and grainy. Grassy and citrus, something of saltine crackers. Fairly bold, actually.

T- Pretty much as the aroma suggests. Cracker-like malts are dominate initially. Hops come in through the middle and finish things up pretty clean and dry. A little aspirin-like at the end.

M- Moderate-full body. Light carbonation. Fairly dry. A little hoppy bite.

O- Without bottle dating I have no way of knowing, but I wonder if the bottle's been around a while. I know it's been in my fridge for at least 2-3 weeks. Hopping is just much less than expected. Good, not great. I would give it another shot on tap or as a known new bottle.

GRPunk, Mar 10, 2014
More User Reviews:
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

DanGeo, May 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

tectactoe, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of Jennz906
3.99/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

Jennz906, Mar 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

mikerap100, Jan 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Zonian1, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of Brenden
3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

Brenden, Feb 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

mallesee, Jun 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

dmorley21, Aug 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

Beezee, Jul 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

beergorrilla, Jan 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

ianpstephens, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of Flopjack
3.99/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

Flopjack, Feb 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

ScottRansom, Jul 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Stu_Grimson, Apr 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

deakin, Jul 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

md655321, Jan 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

redleg64, Jan 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

RDQueena, Aug 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

DrBrule, Feb 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

tommy5, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of Emnmarko
4.34/5  rDev +18.9%
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.

Emnmarko, Jan 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

LamboBrewpants, Feb 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

joshrosborne, Feb 28, 2014
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Chatterbox from Short's Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.