Yosemite Scooter - Short's Brewing Company

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Reviews: 20
Hads: 167
Avg: 3.56
pDev: 10.11%
Wants: 1
Gots: 25 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: Zaphog on 03-21-2014

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Reviews: 20 | Hads: 167
Reviews by SportsandJorts:
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: a golden orange color. a finger of a white head that fades slowly and leaves a little lacing on the top and sides. very good clarity

Smell: earth, pine, and citrus hops without any bite. fairly grassy to me

Taste: along with the nose, there is a mixture of earthy pine and citrus that just comes off too muddled for me. too strong on the earthiness with this flavor combo. still fairly grassy

Mouthfeel: not super bitter but still has a hoppy feel to it. sticky even with the good strong carbonation

Overall: I was super excited to see shorts plans for a pale ale series, but so far the beers have fallen way short. it looks good but gets muddled up in smell and taste.

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.17/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of Brenden
3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The color is a very cloudy but bright unpolished gold. Bubbles cling to the walls of the glass and rise from the bottom for most of the duration, breaking the surface when the initial cap of almost one finger fades off. Rocky lacing clings pretty strongly, dense but perhaps moderately plentiful, despite the short life of the head itself, which still keeps up some foam on the top.
The first whiff is just bread, but lots of citrus comes in. Grapefruit, lemon, orange and strawberry all make the rounds for something both zesty and sweet, a little rind pith contributing as well. hops are light on the nose, mostly grassy.
The taste brings more hops right up front, pith and pine along with floral and young, stemmy wood. Citrus still comes through, though not as bright or sweet as they are in the aroma. Biscuit and bread make the malt backbone.
It's crisp, and the body reaches a solid medium. It goes smooth, a little rough in the middle, then smooths out even as the finish dries almost completely.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.6/5  rDev +1.1%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.96/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle into tulip

Appearance - Pale and transparent orange, 1/2 finger white head, decent lacing and a little active carbonation rising up.

Smell - Mellow citrus, subtle pine and even some roasted notes, not getting lots of alcohol.

Taste - Similiar to the nose with more malt character. Subtle citrusy zest with orange, clementine, tangerine, grapefruit, and even floral notes of pine but all seem to be blanketed by malt character that gives off more of a subtle roast.

Mouthfeel - Light/medium bodied, light/medium carbonation, refreshing and smooth.

Overall - Good beer and glad I tried it.

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.77/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.88/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 fl. oz. bottle
Served in a perfect pint glass

It pours It pours orange with golden highlights. It is topped with a couple inches of off-white head that leaves some nice lacing.

I get light citrus notes with a caramel malt presence. There is also some pine.

It starts out with some citrus with a pine finish. The pine continues to build as I drink.

Medium mouthfeel

This is a lot better than I expected. It is a flavorful, piny beer.

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Photo of Prager62
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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Yosemite Scooter from Short's Brewing Company
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