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

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Short's Pandemonium Pale AleShort's Pandemonium Pale Ale

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460 Ratings
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Ratings: 460
Reviews: 224
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.71%
Wants: 11
Gots: 27 | 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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reebtaerG

Maryland

3.64/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into pilsner glass
A-amber color with little haze head white that dissipates
S-aromas of caramel malt and hint of pine
T-bitter pine taste and strong malt
M-medium body, good carbonation but has a resiney after bite
O-good appearance and smell better taste

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2013 02:17:35 | More by reebtaerG
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sjanowiak

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

11-29-2013 18:36:17 | More by sjanowiak
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loganburgh

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

11-25-2013 06:28:41 | More by loganburgh
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Morakaton

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

11-16-2013 08:18:33 | More by Morakaton
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Boverhof3

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

11-12-2013 03:42:42 | More by Boverhof3
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ivorycannon

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

11-03-2013 03:26:47 | More by ivorycannon
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Hopstout

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

11-02-2013 17:03:32 | More by Hopstout
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dipso123

California

4/5  rDev +10.5%

11-01-2013 00:11:36 | More by dipso123
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JVoyager

Michigan

4/5  rDev +10.5%

10-30-2013 02:27:02 | More by JVoyager
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

3.61/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pandemonium Pale Ale is only as sinister looking as the cartoonish devil on its label. In other words, not at all. It has the gentle golden colour of dawn and the near pristine clarity of turquoise Caribbean water. It would get a better score if only its head could sustain itself.

Glacier hops can be used in a bittering or aromatic role and this recipe utilizes them for both ends. As the saying goes: jack of all trades, king of none; Pandemonium smells hoppy but isn't particularly resinous, citric or herbal. It's just feebly, generically hoppy.

Though it spotlights American hops, this Pale Ale is distinguished by its malts. There's a load of biscuity flavour and wholesome breadiness in the taste. It has a very clean grain bill which provides a tease of sweetness on the finish and suits the beer's soft water profile.

Short's has become notorious for producing multitudes of unique, often zany experiments but this beer is about as ubiquitous and conventional as they come in the craft market. There's a reason for this, mind you - it's super approachable but also offers far more (and far better) flavour than commercial lagers. I'd take one bottle of this over a year's supply of swill.

"Behold the bitter hysteria" is an odd trademark for a beer with only 36 IBUs. The truth is that Pandemonium Pale Ale is actually a calm, balanced offering - there's no reason for fervor or frenzy here. This is just your run-of-the-mill, tried-and-true Pale Ale that's designed for casual quaffing.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 05:03:31 | More by biegaman
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GRBLUE12

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

10-27-2013 01:06:29 | More by GRBLUE12
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BEERschlitz

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

10-24-2013 18:18:19 | More by BEERschlitz
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emilygtowsley

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

10-24-2013 02:21:36 | More by emilygtowsley
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Sparty55

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

10-21-2013 02:18:37 | More by Sparty55
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smb4087

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

10-21-2013 01:49:48 | More by smb4087
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DrIPA

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

10-18-2013 12:46:37 | More by DrIPA
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davemathews68

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

10-14-2013 16:29:27 | More by davemathews68
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Kerrie

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

10-14-2013 00:38:33 | More by Kerrie
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MarriedAtGI

Illinois

3.94/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Amber, slightly hazy, ¼ inch head dissipates quickly

S: Very subtle aroma. Hard to distinguish notes, but maybe apricot with a hint of pine

T: Distinct malt sweetness but not overpowering to start, then dries out completely in the end. It is a very unique and pleasant taste experience. Some hop flavor, but I cannot distinguish particular notes. Bitterness is noticeable throughout without any harshness

M: Nice sparkle from the carbonation, but as with taste, the drying out at the end is unique and enjoyable

O: Very nice pale ale with interesting aftertaste and mouthfeel. I would seek this out again next time I get to Michigan

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2013 23:24:07 | More by MarriedAtGI
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marcb105

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

09-28-2013 12:59:21 | More by marcb105
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Tedyjam

Michigan

3/5  rDev -17.1%

09-20-2013 02:47:56 | More by Tedyjam
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waston

Michigan

4/5  rDev +10.5%

09-18-2013 00:49:20 | More by waston
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bifrost17

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

09-17-2013 05:51:32 | More by bifrost17
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C2H5

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

09-15-2013 01:10:03 | More by C2H5
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JoeyBrightside

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

09-13-2013 22:09:27 | More by JoeyBrightside
Short's Pandemonium Pale Ale from Short's Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 460 ratings.