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Short's Pandemonium Pale Ale - Short's Brewing Company

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Ratings: 503
Reviews: 226
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.71%
Wants: 13
Gots: 32 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This blessed, coppered colored ale lends it’s hue to hearty pale ale malts and hand selected specialty grains. Glacier hops balance the wort resulting in  hoppy, and earthy flavors which compliment the core beer base.
49 I.B.U.’s
12.8 deg.  Plato
5.4% A.B.V.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-19-2004)
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Photo of steve8robin
2.88/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got this brew as a Christmas gift. 12oz bottle...

A: A nice bright murky orange with a tiny 1/2 inch white head that fades to tiny bubbles atop the brew. Ok.

S: I get a slight citrus scent upfront with a little lemon and a blend of malt followed. Floral on the backend. Decent.

T: A watery mild lemon upfront followed by a slight floral citrus. A mild malt on the backend. A very mild pale ale. Eh.

M: Medium body with a huge carbonation. A mild watery lemon. Ok.

O: All in all, this is not a stellar beer. Very watered down and more like water with a hint of lemon flavor in it. So many better examples in the style. Don't worry about this one.

steve8robin, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of ngeunit1
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy copper-orange color with a finger of frothy off-white head atop. The head fades down fairly slowly leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of sweet toasted caramel and biscuit malts with some citrus hops and some earthy and floral smells in the background.

T - Starts off with some lightly toasted caramel malts and citrus hops with a bit of bitterness. Through the middle, some richer malt comes through with a bit more bitterness and some earthy and floral flavors. The finish is a mix of earthy bitterness, floral flavors, and some toasted biscuit malts that linger.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a toasted bitter finish.

D - Very drinkable. The hop profile is fairly strong for a pale with some interesting flavors thrown in. The earthiness/floral flavors are a bit harsh compared to the other flavors, but overall the beer is pretty tasty.

ngeunit1, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of syrupjoe
3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into pint glass.

Pours a hazy medium amber color with one finger off-white head.

Nose gives off hints of dried tropical fruit, caramel, biscuity, honey, and slight citrus hop zing.

Taste is sweet, malty, and has a very strong resinous pine hop presence.

Moderate to low carbonation with a smooth mouthfeel and crisp and hoppy finish.

Overall an enjoyable beer. Nothing too fantastic, but definitely drinkable.

syrupjoe, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of TCgoalie
4/5  rDev +10.5%

TCgoalie, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of LornaLee
4/5  rDev +10.5%

LornaLee, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of IlPostino
2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

IlPostino, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of Skye1024
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Skye1024, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of kirkse
4/5  rDev +10.5%

kirkse, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of dlello2
4/5  rDev +10.5%

dlello2, Dec 20, 2011
Photo of twkirkby
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

twkirkby, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of salinasa
4/5  rDev +10.5%

salinasa, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of TasteTester
4/5  rDev +10.5%

TasteTester, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of Zuidman
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Zuidman, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of BeRanger
3.38/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A clear golden pour with a white head. Good rentention

S: A very herbal with some earthy malt tones.

T: Good bitterness - herbal taste.

M: Clean, good carbonation - pretty standard.

O: Nothing special but a solid "everyday" pale ale. Another good product from Shorts.

BeRanger, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of Yabev15
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Yabev15, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of buddyvelt
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

buddyvelt, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of rab53
4/5  rDev +10.5%

rab53, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of McCranky
5/5  rDev +38.1%

McCranky, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of blakelive784
2.7/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 fl oz bottle served in a snifter:

A - Pours a murky, non transparent burnt orange/copper color with a thin head of a half finger. Retention is terrible.

S - Smells strongly of citrus fruit and cotton candy. Sweet caramel malts form the foundation. Doesn't have the typical American cascade/centennial nose standard in APA's, which is welcome.

T - Heavy on the caramel malt. Bread and citrus. Noticeably bitter on the finish. Rather simple and watery on the finish, and it's not quite as complex as I would have guessed.

M - Too smooth, too wet.

D - A decent beer, that has potential, but in it's current form is nowhere near great.

blakelive784, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of barnzy78
3/5  rDev -17.1%

barnzy78, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of brandoman63
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

brandoman63, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of RudiNicole
4/5  rDev +10.5%

RudiNicole, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of AceMan
4/5  rDev +10.5%

AceMan, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden orange color, good sized white fluffy head, fades at a decent pace and leaves bits of lacing on the glass.

Smell has a light hop aroma, actually picking up a bit of light fruit like apricot mixed in the citrus, caramel malt melds things over.

Taste starts out citrusy, then a sweetness comes over the beer and finishes with a musty bitterness and a dryness, good carbonation levels.

deltatauhobbit, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of zoso1967
4/5  rDev +10.5%

zoso1967, Nov 25, 2011
Short's Pandemonium Pale Ale from Short's Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 503 ratings.