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Short's Kind Ale - Short's Brewing Company

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85
very good

171 Ratings
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Ratings: 171
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 15.3%
Wants: 5
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
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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seaoflament

California

2.3/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

First I have to thank my buddy Derek for the opportunity to try a new beer from Short's. The only description on the label says "Wet Hop Ale--From Field to Fermenter."

The beer's color is a rusty golden tone and with a solid inch of foam on top that leaves a few scattered strings of bubbles on the sides. The head falls down in a few moments and leaves a thin white film on top and a nicely formed ring around the glass.

At first I picked up a nice layer of tropical fruits but then I was distracted by an odd nuttiness and a sharp onion or shallot aroma (could be summit hops). There also seems to be a hint of alcohol in the background that tries to come through as "hot" but doesn't really get there, just distracts a bit. The malt profile is mostly caramel with a bit of toffee butteriness. Very very odd hop profile, can't really get away from that earthy onion aroma. At times I can detect a candy-like aroma and some orange but the onion, and now garlic, is just too distracting. I should add, the aroma is not that "explosive" or "in your face" but when I lean my nose in the glass all I get is caramel and onion.

The taste is somewhat better and I think I can taste the summit hops as it reminds me of my first homebrewed IPA that did not turn out well. In fact, it tastes very close to it...it even has a similar finish that is fruity, a little alcohol flavor, and "thick" on the palate...but this commercial brew is just a bit better than my homebrew. The malt flavor is quite odd as well, some subtle caramel, mostly just unidentifiable sweetness and some grassy hop flavor with a dose of yeast fruitiness.

As far as the mouthfeel the beer could be a bit drier for my liking, it feels a little thick and undercarbonated on the palate.

I was really excited to try this one and even though some Short's beers haven't been to my liking (Bloody Beer for example as I don't like tomato juice) but I think this is the first one I've had from them that I felt let down. Overall, the beer is pretty boring.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2009 01:51:28 | More by seaoflament
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Short's Kind Ale from Short's Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.