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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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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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1.5/5  rDev -61.4%

zach60614, May 10, 2013
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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

Slay40, May 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

dudecandle, May 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

rsenters29, May 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

swtchuck, Apr 21, 2013
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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'.

chugalug06, Apr 18, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

robwestcott, Apr 06, 2013
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Aorta Ale (Double Red Ale) from Short's Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 150 ratings.