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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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very good

210 Ratings
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Ratings: 210
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 14.44%
Wants: 6
Gots: 13 | 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:
Beer added by: seaoflament on 12-06-2009

40-50 IBU
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of buddha5050
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving: Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip glass

A: Hazy apricot color, with a 1.5 finger white head, well carbonated.

S: Apricot, grapefruit, citrus, alot of hops

T: Apricot flavors with citrus and well hopped. I did'nt pick up much malt flavor, it finished with a big dry bitterness.

M: Mouthfeel wasn't bad a little thiner then I expected, nice carbonation to cleanse the palate.

O: Decent beer, refreshing but a little harsh on the bitter finnish too me. I would drink it again just not as a session beer.

Photo of Steimie
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of Tracker83
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of SallyBirkhart
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a bit hazed with a frothy thin halo of suds. Nose is fresh fruit with loads of pineapple and maraschino cherry & canned peach. Flavors are mostly the same with a perfect malty foundation underneath allowing the fruity flavors to fully rejoice. Clean and refine with a bit of an alcoholic aftertone. Not much to complain about.

Photo of MichiganBrews
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Fitzmke
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of BeRanger
3.97/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours amber with a white head.

S: Very dominant smell of rich hops

T: Smooth taste of hops and sweet malts

M: Has a very well balanced flavor of hops and almost a pine taste. Finishes smooth, no real harsh bite.

O: Very good wet hop ale - best I've had so far as I'm just starting to get into these harvest ales.

Photo of TasteTester
5/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of AleWatcher
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another extra from surlytheduff. Thanks again man!

This beer had very little head... And I was worried it was an issue- but no, it has nice carbonation.
The body is honey/apricot color with minimal head, lace, and retention.

Smells assertively hopped. The hops are floral and citrus and quite nice.
The flavor is VERY dry, and well-hopped. A strong bitterness lingers on the exceptionally dry finish.
Feel is pretty good-- a touch on the thin side, but good carbonation.

Overall-- hey hey! It's a shorts beer I liked. It's an Xmas miracle!

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4/5  rDev +5%

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5/5  rDev +31.2%

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5/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of MarcatGSB
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased from Fitzgerald's in Eagle River MI. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into DFH signature pint glass. I saw my boy Collin just reviewed this fine Michigan product, so I wanted to see what he was tasting, here we go.

Appearance: Pours a golden color with a really persistent foamy white head, lacing is fairly decent as the drink diminishes.

Smell: Sweet sticky hop aroma, with some nice citrus notes coming forward. Fresh cut grass support the tangerine and mango.

Taste: Just a really nice easy drinking wet hopped pale ale. Nice citrus profile followed by a bright bitterness, that tends to stick to the back of my tongue. Thin malt with some biscuity character.

Mouth: Light bodied, yet fulfilling. Crisp and good carbonation.

Drink and overall: Enjoyable Harvest Ale. Right there with New Holland Hopivore, but not of the likes of Founders Harvest Ale. Good beer, easy to drink, and enjoyable.

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3.77/5  rDev -1%
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.

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5/5  rDev +31.2%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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5/5  rDev +31.2%

Short's Kind Ale from Short's Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 210 ratings.