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Short's Kind Ale - Short's Brewing Company

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Short's Kind AleShort's Kind Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

209 Ratings
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Ratings: 209
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 14.47%
Wants: 6
Gots: 13 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
40-50 IBU

(Beer added by: seaoflament on 12-06-2009)
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Reviews by BeerTruth:
Photo of BeerTruth
3.28/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got this (among many other Short's brews) from iceicebaby, thanks man!

12 oz. bottle poured into a nonic.

Pours a somewhat hazy sunset orange hue with a full two finger off-white head. The foamy crown remains for a while leaving a sticky wall of lace on the sides of the glass, wonderful looking brew. Very nice wet hop aroma; hop forward with brown sugar sprinkled grapefruit. A touch of caramel malt with some gritty earth in the nose as well. Taste falls off a bit from the smell. A strange popcorn flavor with biscuits and orange candy flavor, not a fan. Aftertaste is sweet and bready with a cucumber taste...meh, weird. Mouthfeel is kinda strange, a bit too slick with very little carbonation. I was really disappointed with this beer. Not sure if the hops they used grew in between a vegetable patch but the flavor just seems off. I've got a Liberator waiting for me in the fridge...had it at GTOM and I'm pretty sure that will make up for this let down. Thanks for the chance to try this Sean!

BeerTruth, Jan 12, 2010
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Photo of tectactoe
4/5  rDev +5.3%

tectactoe, Mar 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +31.6%

hotglassmama, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of LSUExplorer03
4.33/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Received this beer from mjd83goblue in the Local Goods II BIF. I got about 9 Short's Brewery Beers and this is the first one I've tried.

A - Poured into a mini snifter (which is so cool looking -- probably about 4 or 5 oz.) so I couldn't get too aggressive with the pour. Still, had a nice lacing of cream colored head which faded slowly. As for color, I'm seeing hazy copper.

S - The smell is pretty impressive. I had to sniff this one about 8 or 9 times -- you know, get my nose way down into this snifter -- to figure out what that smell was. I'm getting some bananas and then some strong raspberries, followed by a hint of hops in the background.

T - Taste follows suit -- Slight hops, but some bananas and a lot of raspberries.

M - Mouthfeel is nice - medium bodied, fairly creamy. Not too abrasive.

D - Very drinkable! I would both recommend this beer to others and have a few more myself!

This was my first beer from Short's Brewery -- sounds like they have a lot more great beers to offer!

LSUExplorer03, Jan 09, 2010
Photo of danthehopslamman
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

danthehopslamman, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of warnerry
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a yellowish honey color with one finger of head. Head as decent retention. Pretty nice lacing.

S - A lot of citrus and a bit grassy. Don't get much malt in the nose.

T - Again, nice grassy and citrus hops up front. A bit of biscuit malt. Small amount of pine on this finish. Not bad, and better than some of Short's other hop-forward beers that often seem to have a harshness to them.

M - A little thinner than I would like, but a nice dry finish with bitterness that lingers for awhile.

O - A pretty good wet hopped ale, but not something I need to revisit.

warnerry, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of sculls65
4/5  rDev +5.3%

sculls65, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of mjtiernan
4/5  rDev +5.3%

mjtiernan, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of mikerap100
5/5  rDev +31.6%

mikerap100, May 25, 2013
Photo of mross2405
4.56/5  rDev +20%

mross2405, Nov 10, 2014
Photo of Reappropriated
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Reappropriated, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of king75
4/5  rDev +5.3%

king75, Nov 05, 2013
Photo of Sammy
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fresh batch from December. Pours creamy, very lacey and foaming over golden coloured body. Aroma of the wet hops, taste of the wet hops. Hoppy and good wet hop bitterness, without shredding the palate. Abv not listed, but feels in the 6-7% range. Very decent mouthfeel for an IPA, which it is rather than a pale.

Sammy, Feb 07, 2010
Photo of 33nickadams
3.43/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light amber color that's translucent with not much head. The smell is piney and grassy. This pale ale seems to be more malty than hoppy. I do pick up light citrus notes. The mouthfeel is light. Overall, a little disappointing but still an OK beer. I think I would look for other wet hops before this.

33nickadams, Nov 04, 2011
Photo of nickd717
2.8/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle shared by bring on BA - thanks, Barry! largadeer was there and looking at his rating below, it seemed he really like this one.

Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head and decent lacing.

Aroma is rough fresh leafy and citrus hops and some very slight vegetal notes. Smells good, but hints at a little DMS.

Flavor is very vegetal with cooked corn and a little butter. Lots of DMS/diacetyl in this one. Leafy hops and sweet malt play a supporting role.

Medium bodied with a nice carbonation level. Mildly palate wrecking. Overall this was close to being a good beer, but the off-flavors really threw me.

nickd717, Jan 29, 2010
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Another Short's beer thanks to MarcatGSB. This one appears to be pretty normal.

Appearance - Clear golden body with a minimal head. No retention. Minimal lacing. Kinda blah.

Smell - Citrus hops and a touch of grass. Not a lot from the malt. Nice hop aroma. Weak, but what's there is nice.

Taste - Hey, this tastes pretty good. Hop-forward pale ale. Hardly a trace of malt. The hop flavor is nice. The only downside is an intense bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel - That bitterness is killer, really. It's an easy drinking beer aside from that. Decent carb and a decent body for putting it away easily.

Overall - I'm surprised the reviews for this aren't higher. Usually a B rated beer has some sort of off-flavor, but this tastes pretty good. Not stellar, but good.

Alieniloquium, Nov 27, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

beergorrilla, Nov 12, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +25%

mzeld, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of SammyDavisJrJrJr
4.58/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Big thanks go Jeff (ImperialKing) for handing one of these over (and before the second round of torture!) Into The Bruery Tulip glass...

A - Light gold translucent body with light orange highlights. Nice bone-white head with decent retention and good lacing.

S - Very resiny with big fruit highlights (orange, graprefruit) and mild earthy and spice notes. Malt is clean, sweet, and light, not getting in the way of the hops. Smelled like hops, nice dank hops and that's all I ask for in a wet hopped ale.

T/M - Very mild pale malt sweetness in the entry, swallow, and lingering in the finish. The hops are spicy, earthy, and citrusy, overall very bright and sticky. Nothing to complain about here.

D - This is like the anti-Sierra Nevada Harvest Ale. The bittering hops and malt flavors are held back, preventing them from muddling the aroma and flavor hops, and as such it's m,y new favorite wet-hopped ale. Fantastic, another great product from Short's.

SammyDavisJrJrJr, Dec 09, 2009
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

heystevec, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of heebes
4.22/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass a crisp, clear golden with a finger of white foamy head. nose is immediate dank hops; pine, floral, citrus but also resinous and pure hop oil: as a wet hop ale should be. Taste follows the nose closely; very bitter hops upfront. Citrus rind, grapefruit peel, pine needles; a palate wrecker. There is hardly any malt balance but don't think I'm complaining. Its a great hop forward pale ale. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy bodied, very dry sensation, heavy chew.
Overall, this is a fresh wet hopped ale that really delivered for me. I wish I had of grabbed the full 6-pack now! Recommended.

heebes, Oct 21, 2011
Photo of Acuity
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Acuity, Oct 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

DrIPA, Oct 24, 2013
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5/5  rDev +31.6%

cates1tg, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of Stu_Grimson
3.64/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- golden color with a small head that disappeared after a short time, a little hazy

S- mostly the hops come through on the smell, maybe some citrus but nothing overpowering

T- strong hop taste with citrus mingled in, and at the end I get hit with a strong hop flavor that lingers

M- mild nothing over powering, not as smooth as I would have figured from looking at it

O- not bad one of my first wet hopped beers in awhile, mine sat in the fridge a little longer than probably is ideal, so I weighed that in but a beer that a hop lover should try at least once

Stu_Grimson, Dec 11, 2013
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Short's Kind Ale from Short's Brewing Company
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