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Aorta Ale (Double Red Ale) - Short's Brewing Company

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Aorta Ale (Double Red Ale)Aorta Ale (Double Red Ale)

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87
very good

146 Ratings
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Ratings: 146
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 12.89%
Wants: 13
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A double red ale that seems to indicate an intensity of flavor simply by it’s dark reddish brown appearance. Subtle aromas of candy, brown sugar, and toasted malt seem reluctantly released from the depths of this full bodied beast. Raisins, figs, and burnt caramel are among some of the sweeter flavors up front, before giving way to a roasted cocoa like bitterness that becomes magnified by high alpha hops. Considering the initial overall sweetness, it’s a heightened bitterness that dominates the finish.

127 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 10-13-2007)
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elNopalero

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4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a double red ale from the good folks at Short’s. I couldn’t wait to try it!

This poured a golden-ruby hue with foamy big bubbles. It has a light grapefruity aroma with an upfront bittering. Very resiny, very piney, with grapefruit citrus notes and a sharp bittering that brings things into focus along with a low, light malt sweetness for balance.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2012 00:06:51 | More by elNopalero
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Aorta Ale (Double Red Ale) from Short's Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.