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Short's Kind Ale - Short's Brewing Company

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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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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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4.33/5  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
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4.33/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle.

Very clean, clear, golden yellow body. Pinkie finger of creamy, soft, light beige-white head. Some lacing. Nice fresh hop nose. Spicy pineapple, pine, weed, and citrus (esp. mandarin orange) notes. Candied fruit malt backing. Toasted malt and spicy hop bitterness greet the tongue in tandem. Pine sap and oily resinous hop flavors and bitterness take hold. Sugary fruit and caramel malt in the background provide some balance. Peppery, herbal hop bitterness in the finish. Lingering pine. Nice, hoppy, and fresh-tasting. Medium-bodied with a creamy feel and an oily finish. A very kind ale, indeed!

alexgash, Dec 29, 2009
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4.28/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle pours into my stemmed tulip glass a darn near perfectly clear light golden copper with a creamy white 1" head. Not much in the way of uprising visible carbonation. Sheets and sheets of thick white lace all the way down.

Mmmm...Creamy sweet vanilla pudding scents with the tropical fruitiness of some fresh wet hops. Being the hops are not processed or dried, there is a little earthiness that's apparent, but not in any exact discernable way. The sweet pale malts and the subtle hops nose promises to be a great tasting...

...Pale Ale here. Hops are taking a back seat ride by letting the sweet & soft malt bill take the wheel. A very balanced malt/hop profile that isn't heavy handed in either direction. Simple and to-the-point. Mild spice with an orange backdrop. Very lush and juicy with the hops asserting their somewhat bitter edge.

Mouthfeel is very soft and between light & medium. Carbonation is perfect while the semi-sweet and tad chalky finish beg for more gulps.

More gulping has taken place quickly because this beer is highly drinkable. Very pliable with many different (simple) foods & cheeses I'd bet.

Overall a fine Pale Ale whose merits stand firm, upholding this sometimes overlooked and under appreciated stlye - in lieu of all the hardcore DIPAs and Barrel Aged craze. An elegant and flavorful brew that tastes very balanced and is quite satisfying. Here's to masterful subtlety!

malty, Dec 22, 2009
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Short's Kind Ale from Short's Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 209 ratings.