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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
-
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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jaidenjb

Ohio

2/5  rDev -46.8%

06-06-2012 02:14:17 | More by jaidenjb
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marcb105

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

06-14-2013 02:08:45 | More by marcb105
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cosmicevan

New York

2.88/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Once again, thanks to gnemesis for hooking up the Short's for me.

a - Popped the bottle and poured the contents into my duvel taster tulip. Color was a transparent straw yellow with visible steady even carbonation and a thin bubbly white head. Looks pretty saison-ish.

s - Malty, very pale ale-ish. Earthy for sure, but not hoppy as the label suggested by saying "with thorough eary hoppiness." Smells quite pleasant.

t -Hmm...kind of swill tasting. Mostly a malty pale ale flavor. Some grassiness and lemon but no piny hops at all.

m - Good carbonation, bit of a macro beer bite.

o - In a blind taste test, I would probably say that this was a macro. It is drinkable, but really tows the line on average. Don't know if I've had many English IPAs, but the BA description says "hoppy" and this beer is clearly not hoppy. Pretty average pale ale tasting.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2011 01:37:31 | More by cosmicevan
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warnerry

Michigan

3.03/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Notes from 4/19/11

A - Pours a somewhat sickly straw color. Hazy, with a lot of suspended material. One-half finger of white head dissipates but leaves a nice color. Not a very attractive beer to be sure.

S - Subdued aroma with a faint hop presence, slightly earthy/musty and a hint of coriander, though I don't think this was brewed with coriander.

T - Has a nice hop bite up front and is very earthy. Quite bitter on the finish, but not really in an appealing way.

M - Light mouthfeel with a snap of carbonation and lingering bitterness. A bit drying.

O - Overall this was a bit of a miss for me. Not clean enough to be a solid pale ale, and not particularly tasty.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2012 15:31:04 | More by warnerry
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tophers

Michigan

3.15/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours with quite a thick head that is creamy on top with small, tight bubbles underneath. Color is straw colored with hazy clarity. Lots of lacing down the side.
Aroma is citrus hop with a slight spiciness noted.
This beer is pretty much all hop bitterness with grapefruit hop flavor in the background. There may be a bit of raisin in the background too. Some earthy notes are also tasted.
Quite a light body that leaves a lot of bitterness in the aftertaste.
This beer is VERY hoppy (bitterness – not so much aroma). If it had some other notes to it, I think it would round the bitterness out a little more.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2012 01:07:28 | More by tophers
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.2/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another 12'er in an Epic trade with Kbeals... Been sitting on this one for a bit, but decided to share this one with the Bro tonight...

Pours with a foamy 3/4" white head.. nice lacing.. little retention.. the brew is hazy straw golden.

Nose shows not quite what I was hoping for.. pretty simple yet elegant.. pale malts.. lite fruitiness and a bit of herbal hops.

Flavor begins with a bit of a metallic bitter twang... pale malts come in marching but it is a bit of a tap dance around a herbal boot.. some biscuity malt picks up the pace toward the finish where some minor citrus hops polish everything.

Body is lite/medium.. carbonation seems a tad high.. still a nice creamy mouthfeel pervades..

Meh.. glad I shared this with Steven.. too little and not enough for a small tasting.. okay all around but seems a bit lacking.

4/3/3/3.5/3.5

Thanks again Kevin.. this is sorta starting to seem repetitive, but it isn't.. Kevin is a badass that deserves big props.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2010 08:04:03 | More by JohnGalt1
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sweemzander

Illinois

3.2/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz. bottle poured into a pint. No bottled date.

(A)- Pours a clear orange color that produced a good white head that clung to the sides of the glass leaving lacing behind.

(S)- A fresh citrus of pineapple and lemon with a big pine dryness. Some honey and banana in there.

(T)- Very very dry with a citrus of peach and pineapple. Piney damp wood with a bitter background.

(M)- A good carbonation level and balance. A decent hop profile with crisp citrus; refreshing.

(D)- A good beer for the summer time. Crisp and refreshing. I could have a few of these.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2010 19:00:24 | More by sweemzander
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

10-15-2012 23:47:25 | More by ROGUE16
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chippo33

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

12-04-2012 03:32:25 | More by chippo33
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a6ladd


3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

10-05-2012 20:59:38 | More by a6ladd
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Gigantis

Michigan

3.3/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Bought a six pack of this, no really knowing what to expect since it is called a "golden pale beer", whatever that means. Ergo, it unsurprisingly pours a golden gold with a nice white frothy head. It looks like a pale ale but one with a healthy glow to it. It has a little citrus in the nose but not much else. Really, almost nothing there - which I find disappointing. It tastes good and crisp with light citrus overtones and smooth malt. It is hoppy, but not overtly at all. It has a good amount of carbonation for such a beer - sessionable, it seems at 5.80. Overall, I am not entirely certain what this beer is but it tastes like a good pale ale with less in the hops department and.... well it has not real aroma to speak of, which in my mind is it's main failing.
Still, a tasty little beer that you won't get sick of.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2012 04:32:14 | More by Gigantis
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vande

Illinois

3.4/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A -- cloudy, hazy golden color....

S -- citrus-lemon rind with some hops up front...

T -- bitter, dry finish...

M -- Medium bodied easier drinker

O -- Not bad.. Something that's easy to drink and worth the try. I probably won't be going out of way to search it out there as there's a lot of beers out there :)

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2011 01:49:19 | More by vande
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macpapi

Maryland

3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light yellow, hazy-colored liquid. Very similar to hefe in appearance. Minimal and quickly dissipating head.

Smell is a mix of cut grass, lemon, orange peel, and floral essences. Interesting.

Taste is full of light maltiness, orange, lemon, and a bit of funk. Not the most full flavor, but not bad.

Pretty crisp and light in the mouth. Strong citrus presence.

On the whole, this is an okay beer. Not terribly earth-shattering; not bad either. Probably would be a good beer to sip on a warm day due to its light body and citrus flavors.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2012 01:02:15 | More by macpapi
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dmorley21

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

03-17-2012 18:09:56 | More by dmorley21
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rolandboy

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

10-20-2012 03:34:06 | More by rolandboy
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Drk93TT

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

05-18-2012 02:54:59 | More by Drk93TT
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MacStinson

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

11-17-2011 02:27:50 | More by MacStinson
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SaisonRichBiere

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

03-02-2013 02:15:05 | More by SaisonRichBiere
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SirDalton


3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

07-03-2012 07:39:01 | More by SirDalton
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nanobrew

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

05-16-2012 16:57:12 | More by nanobrew
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BlissJunkie

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

01-11-2013 02:10:26 | More by BlissJunkie
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BeRanger

Michigan

3.55/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into my Short's pint glass.

A: A light orange with a rim of white head that disapates quickly. Not a lot of lacing present.

S: Not much to the smell, a little tropical fruit smell with more earthy tones.

T: Not really bursting with flavors here however it's very light and refreshing. A touch of lemon, coriander, earthy tones. Slighty dry finish.

M: Very light and crisp, low amount of carbonation but thats just right.

O: Nothing special here but Short's did another good job at brewing another session beer. This certainly has drinkability and you could knock back multiples without a problem. A good start for a unseasonably warm day. Bring on the summer IPAs.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2012 00:46:59 | More by BeRanger
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks got to my buddy Nate for picking this up for me on his recent trip to Michigan.

I made sure to get the sediment from the bottom of the bottle into my Goose Island pint glass. Hazey pale lemon and orange rind mix. The head is about one finger after the pour. A little IPA lacing stocks to the glass.

Astringent and spicey hops dominate with some toasted malt and unmalted barely aromas. Earthy aroma overall that is refreshing and somewhat bracing.

Starts toasted and unmalted barley, natural flavor. The hops add a little citric flavor as well as grass and earth to mix.

Dry palate adds that bracing effect to the beer. Good bitter, dry Summer EIPA.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2011 00:25:59 | More by scruffwhor
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On draft at Churchkey in D.C.

The beer appears light amber in color, with 1/4" of white head.

The aroma is earthy, with scents of malt and pine.

The beer has more malt than hop presence. Flavors of earthy pine, light resin, and malt. The beer has a light bitterness to it, most notably in the finish. An OK beer.

Serving type: on-tap

06-10-2011 22:56:40 | More by Huhzubendah
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ZombiesAteMyDog

Indiana

3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks again to Jim Grubola for some awesome Short’s brews.

A – It looks like a dehydrated person’s urine. Hazy and golden in color, it had a big, fluffy two-finger head that lasted for a long time. There was also some brown sediment on the top of the head. The bottle did not open correctly, and there was some loss of liquid.

S – At first whiff, there was dirty water mixed with some mango smell. Lemon and some earthy funk, an interesting hop blend, no doubt.

T – I’m getting some lemon zest, and some sweet grain with a bit of the old aspirin taste in the middle. The more I drink, the more I dislike the aspirin taste that is sticking around. Finishes dry and bitter.

M – High carbonation with a medium-light mouthfeel. Feels crisp, and this is one of the more highly carbonated brews I have had in a while.

O – “Organic Golden Ale” this is; however, is it an English IPA? Whatever the style, it’s an interesting brew. An interesting assortment of hops create a earthy flavor in this brew. It’s not my favorite, but it’s not bad.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 00:36:44 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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Short's The Golden Rule from Short's Brewing Company
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