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Short's The Golden Rule - Short's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

102 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 102
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 9.57%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 02-25-2007)
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Reviews by ryantho00:
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ryantho00

Michigan

3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

PPours a bright hazy golden straw orange with a fluffy white 2 finger that falls away quickly.

I get a slight citrus and tropical fruit smell on the nose with a toasted malt/grain whiff with a hint of lemon zest. Nice light smell.

This has a crisp and light medium carbonated mouthfeel. I get hints of citrus, and some slight bitterness from some refreshing (cascade?) Hops, piney grass, lemon, some toasted malt near then end and a slight dry finish.

Overall, a nice summer brew, good crispness and refreshment with just enough bitter hops that blend well together.

Hangin' Frank (controversi-ale) is slightly sweeter and less fresh, similar though.

Cheers!!

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2012 21:30:54 | More by ryantho00
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Short's The Golden Rule from Short's Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.