1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
Aorta Ale (Double Red Ale)Aorta Ale (Double Red Ale)

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
88
very good

153 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 153
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.85%
Wants: 13
Gots: 11 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 153 | Reviews: 53 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of alexanf
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of durlta
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of BlissJunkie
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Vuaspeliador
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of fishmich
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of midlifec
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of beernads
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of MgoJohnStamos
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of marcb105
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of Jas45678
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of thebigredone
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of tswater
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of gratefulbeerhead
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of AlMarzo
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of ajzy
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of kirbmeist
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of zach60614
1.5/5  rDev -61.4%

Photo of Slay40
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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

Photo of BlackBelt5112203
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of dudecandle
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of rsenters29
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of swtchuck
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of chugalug06
4.46/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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'.

Photo of Twoheartedzombie
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of JimGlonke
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Aorta Ale (Double Red Ale) from Short's Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 153 ratings.