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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

150 Ratings
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Ratings: 150
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.85%
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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Ratings: 150 | Reviews: 52 | Display Reviews Only:
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Vuaspeliador

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

07-20-2013 18:15:29 | More by Vuaspeliador
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fishmich

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

07-17-2013 21:09:45 | More by fishmich
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midlifec

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2.8%

07-14-2013 19:36:43 | More by midlifec
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beernads

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

07-03-2013 08:42:24 | More by beernads
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MgoJohnStamos

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

06-16-2013 19:37:45 | More by MgoJohnStamos
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marcb105

Michigan

3/5  rDev -22.9%

06-14-2013 02:43:02 | More by marcb105
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Jas45678

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

06-01-2013 01:10:19 | More by Jas45678
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

05-29-2013 00:45:30 | More by thebigredone
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tswater

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -10%

05-23-2013 00:46:04 | More by tswater
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gratefulbeerhead

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

05-18-2013 23:14:11 | More by gratefulbeerhead
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AlMarzo

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2.8%

05-18-2013 07:08:27 | More by AlMarzo
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ajzy

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2.8%

05-14-2013 02:04:05 | More by ajzy
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kirbmeist

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.8%

05-13-2013 19:08:10 | More by kirbmeist
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zach60614

Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -61.4%

05-10-2013 19:53:32 | More by zach60614
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Slay40

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Bought this and poured into a snifter, really enjoyed it. Its appearance is very nice and it has a great taste. Very nice brew for a chilly evening, thought it seemed to kinda have a warming effect, that i welcomed for a February release. Will buy again without a doubt

05-08-2013 04:05:01 | More by Slay40
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BlackBelt5112203

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2.8%

05-07-2013 10:42:56 | More by BlackBelt5112203
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dudecandle

New York

4/5  rDev +2.8%

05-03-2013 05:01:09 | More by dudecandle
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rsenters29

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

05-01-2013 19:44:27 | More by rsenters29
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swtchuck

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -10%

04-21-2013 15:06:40 | More by swtchuck
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chugalug06

Colorado

4.46/5  rDev +14.7%

Deep blood red brew. Straw colored foamy head. Lacing is mild.

Apricot, mango, caramel, toffee, bready.

Dry, well finished, lingering well-done bitterness, zero heat, nice flat sweetness, lots of dry apricot and mango flavors. Matches the nose very well. High carbonation that matches very nicely.

Highly recommended, should be considered near top of it's class. I wish all ambers/reds were like this. Simply delicious and easy drinkin'.

04-18-2013 22:58:11 | More by chugalug06
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Twoheartedzombie

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

04-16-2013 11:12:13 | More by Twoheartedzombie
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JimGlonke

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.8%

04-14-2013 21:09:36 | More by JimGlonke
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robwestcott

Indiana

4.1/5  rDev +5.4%

poured super cold from a 12oz bottle to a shaped sun king pint a semi-translucent deep amber with a wisp of a short lasting head.

aroma of big earthy hops and brown sugars in the wayback.

very subtle, almost non-existent carbonation, yet it's not at all flat (?), medium bodied and hot.

big hops all over the place, as advertised, sweetness almost covered up entirely, but evident after its down the hatch.

interesting, but probably not going to down a sixer of these.

04-06-2013 19:09:08 | More by robwestcott
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rkf1976

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -10%

04-05-2013 23:46:29 | More by rkf1976
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Lurkerson

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

04-04-2013 21:02:47 | More by Lurkerson
Aorta Ale (Double Red Ale) from Short's Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 150 ratings.