Short's The Golden Rule - Short's Brewing Company
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3.73/5 rDev -0.8%
Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub. Very well done English IPA. Aroma was some hops, but also dishrag aroma. Very light yellow, offset by lots of lace. Some citrus in taste, very decent bitterness that's just spot on, and I guess would be subtle to the hophead. Average mouthfeel.
08-07-2009 12:44:20 | More by Sammy
3.6/5 rDev -4.3%
Thanks to Jakers90 for this bottle. Served in a tulip.
Pours a very clear golden-straw color with a nice white head and plenty of sticky lacing on the way down. The nose carries some earthy hops with a slight floral character plus a bit of backing malt. The flavor has earth and a touch of citrus plus some backing grainy malt. Body is light and crisp with a nice bitterness. Pretty good stuff.
04-16-2012 18:15:01 | More by Thorpe429
4.45/5 rDev +18.4%
so i decided last night to break out 10+, thats right 10+ new shorts beers for a nice sampling with the family. turns out my and my brother in law were the only ones willing to go down this road, so long afternoon for sure. serve cold and consumed on 10/02/2010.
the last in my long run through the shorts catalog last night, i actually had forgotten about this one and we found it in the fridge still while cleaning up. pours out a nice light amber color with a smooth, even head of white that faded too quickly on me leaving me hoping for a little more pop.
nice tight aroma of dirty citrus hops, floral herabl notes, fresh grass an a healthy dose of nice cereal grains that served to balance it out quite nicely. a nice and rich flavor was then brought to the forefront with a quick hitting dose of hops that soon wash the palate with rich notes of orange peel, doses of fresh grass and a nice and well balanced malty profile that really puts the finishing touches on a light an fantastic mixture. nice light and smooth finish with a light dryness.
overall a very solid example of an ipa, english or american this really worked quite well for me.
10-03-2010 17:49:38 | More by mikesgroove
4.3/5 rDev +14.4%
This beer looks awesome. This beer smells great. This beer tastes very nice. The hop tones seem to mesh well with all of the other beer characteristics in a way that create an awesome drinking experience for me. I don't know if I got a very fresh bottle or what, but who cares. I'd love to try this on cask or as a draft.
08-27-2012 01:22:20 | More by RblWthACoz
3.88/5 rDev +3.2%
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a clear gold, with a finger of rich foamy head. This hangs around with about a ¼ finger of creamy froth, leaving back some thick soapy lacing which clings to the sides of the glass. The aroma is floral and spicy, punctuated with sharp notes of earthy rind and fruity citrus flavors of lemon and orange. Pleasant smelling Pale malt accents of toasted bread float along the back. There's a nice hoppy brightness to this but I'm also unfortunately getting a bit of an off smelling mineral tinge to the nose as well.
The taste is bitter with citrus peel and gritty earth but is well balanced by a flush of sweet toasted grains. The finish is all spice and green rind notes, lingering with a steady dry bitterness. The mouthfeel has a lighter feeling medium bodied presence about it, with a lively crispness to the carbonation that prickles the mouth with. This stays relatively easy feeling the whole way through the glass, with maybe just a touch of warmth being present in the body at times.
This was pretty darn decent. Beyond some small issues with the nose, I liked how the English hops were boldly flavorful here, without being overly bitter, while the body on this kept things pretty easygoing all around. One of the better bottled efforts that I've had from Short's so far.
09-22-2010 16:55:57 | More by Kegatron
4/5 rDev +6.4%
Beer is light amber in color and mildly hazy with a white head of big bubbles and some lacing on the glass.
Aroma is earthy and hoppy with a mild pine note to it.
Beer is malty and thick in body and not very hoppy or bitter at all. The overall feel of the hops are earthy and piny with a nice feel to them but the flavors are not met with any late bitterness. Overall decent EIPA but not a repeat for me.
06-03-2011 20:18:45 | More by drabmuh
3.68/5 rDev -2.1%
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled 2/23/2012. Pours hazy golden straw color with a 1 finger dense white head with nice retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some good spotty lacing on the glass as you drink. Aromas of lemon zest, pine, grass, orange peel, herbal, floral, bready grains, earthiness, and light tropical fruit. Some pretty nice and interesting aromas with good balance and complexity. Taste of lemon zest, pine, floral, pine, grass, orange peel, grapefruit, bread, earthiness, and herbal spiciness. A good sized spicy and earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, pine, floral, bread, earth, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a while. Nice balance of malt flavors with the hop bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a slightly creamy and very crisp mouthfeel. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming after the finish noticed. Overall this is a nice English IPA. Good balance of citrus flavors with earthy hoppiness. An enjoyable brew.
05-04-2012 03:33:49 | More by superspak
District of Columbia
3.58/5 rDev -4.8%
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.
06-10-2011 22:56:40 | More by Huhzubendah
3.88/5 rDev +3.2%
Served on tap at ChurchKey DC into a tulip glass.
Appearance is golden, with hints of orange hues and slight cloudy body. No head presented but leaves the smallest of collars.
Big lemon burst on the nose on this beer, and a grassy hop bitter sense. Quite nice and impressive.
Hops and herbal tea upon tasting, oolong black bitter tea dust finishing with a pine hop sense on the swallow. Quite enjoyable.
Overall interesting beer, I was kind of surprised by it. But strangely can't say much more about it, and I am not exactly drawn to it either, and can't say I'd want to have this again sometime.
06-11-2011 00:08:10 | More by smakawhat
3.68/5 rDev -2.1%
12 oz bottle, picked up at Champagnes.
Pours a mostly clear yellow gold, very thin head forms and settles down to a thin ring around the glass, a few lace spots stick.
Smell is plain but neat, light caramal maltiness, a bit of toast and biscuit, lightly fruity, some apple skin, a bit of mineral, herbal and floral hopping, not bad.
Taste is similar, caramel sweetness, biscuit and toast, light fruit, apples/pears, some floral, solid but balanced bitterness in the finish.
Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. A pretty solid beer, nothing fancy but done well.
06-07-2010 17:06:11 | More by Viggo
3.2/5 rDev -14.9%
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.
Thanks again Kevin.. this is sorta starting to seem repetitive, but it isn't.. Kevin is a badass that deserves big props.
07-07-2010 08:04:03 | More by JohnGalt1
4.15/5 rDev +10.4%
I picked up a few bottles of this at International Beverage in Grand Rapids this week. The nearly blasphemous label gave me no pause, any indecision was based purely on no knowledge of the type of beer (golden ale was all it hinted at). After trying it I agree with the category assigned on BA, a nice subtle English India Pale Ale.
The beer is hazy and light golden colored with a huge rocky foam, solid looking. The aroma is very light on hops, floral and earthy, very near to a honey-infused aroma, really nice. The taste is light and delicious, at least on a 92F+ day like today on my deck. Very light citrus, more of the floral tastes but again not too strong, just right for an English IPA.
Light-medium bodied and easy to drink on a hot day, this is another winner from Shorts.
07-24-2010 19:56:31 | More by TurdFurgison
3.55/5 rDev -5.6%
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.
07-24-2011 00:25:59 | More by scruffwhor
3.93/5 rDev +4.5%
Massive thanks goes out to beeruser for sharing this one with funkydelic and I at an impromptu tasting! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller sampler wine glass. Poured a hazy straw yellow witha minimal white head. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, fruit, and fruity hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, fruity hop, and banana. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. The hop character on this one really shined through for me and when blended with the other components of it made it quite enjoyable. This one definitely had a dominant fruit aspect going on here. Definitely worth your time to try this one.
05-20-2011 12:41:30 | More by thagr81us
3.2/5 rDev -14.9%
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.
06-05-2010 19:00:24 | More by sweemzander
4.03/5 rDev +7.2%
12 oz. bottle.
Great label art! "Brew unto other as you would have them brew unto you." Pours a partially cloudy, glowing deep golden. Finger of dense, whipped, eggshell white head. Good lacing. Somewhat of a subdued nose, with notes of fresh hops (piney, resinous) and cookie dough malt.
Lightly toasted grainy malt up front. Bready, with a hint of fruit. Earthy, resinous hops gradually move in and build up a little momentum. Slightly metallic and citrusy near the finish. Earthy, herbal bitterness dominates the finish. Some lingering biscuit malt. Moderate body with a creamy feel. A nice, sessionable beer. Keep up the special releases!
04-10-2010 01:48:12 | More by alexgash
3.68/5 rDev -2.1%
I got this beer from kzoobrew. Thanks Kevin!
12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.
L - hazed straw color with a white head that left spotty lacing.
S - earthy hop aroma.
T - bitter, earthy hops with a asprin-like taste flashing in before finish dry and slightly bitter. Burps are kind of hoppy.
F - medium bodied with a filling feel.
O - a decent beer but I wouldn't drink more than one in a sitting.
05-27-2011 21:26:09 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
3.03/5 rDev -19.4%
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.
02-18-2012 15:31:04 | More by warnerry
2.88/5 rDev -23.4%
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.
04-04-2011 01:37:31 | More by cosmicevan
3.9/5 rDev +3.7%
Bottle three of my huge Shorts haul courtesy of mikesgroove, thanks again!
Pours a hazy gold color with a nice big white head, good lacing too.
Aromas remind me of a Belgian Pale, some bubblegum, mixed spices, and lemon zest.
Taste starts out dry, with light sugary sweetness, and settles into some pretty bitter hop flavors. Some mineral, crushed aspirin, and lemon zest. The bitterness is pretty strong, but it works well with the golden pale ale like qualities.
Mouthfeel is a little lacking, not bad, but it feels thin.
Drinkability is good. This is a tasty little beverage, reminds me almost of a Belgian IPA. Worth trying.
11-14-2010 00:36:01 | More by flexabull
4.22/5 rDev +12.2%
12oz bottle received as an extra in a trade with a generous BA thanks!
Appearance: Pours a hazy golden orange with a 2 finger white crown that displays medium retention and lace.
Smell: Earthy hops, floral hops, and citrus hops over pale malt...almost a wheat quality in the nose for some reason.
Taste: Same as the nose with a moderate bitter finish. I'd give it a 4.2 if I could.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with great carbonation but the finish is a bit thin.
Drinkability: This is so sessionable...
09-22-2010 00:10:26 | More by koopa
Short's The Golden Rule from Short's Brewing Company
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