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Bludgeon Yer Eye PA - Short's Brewing Company

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Bludgeon Yer Eye PABludgeon Yer Eye PA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

226 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 226
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 13.21%
Wants: 6
Gots: 19 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dudecandle on 10-19-2010)
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Rostie, Apr 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Wolberjs, Apr 26, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev -9.8%

Why is Shorts such a hit or miss brewery? I never know if I'm getting an all star or a dud. This one lies somewhere in the middle. The appearance is an appealing near black with a thick tan head that gives way to a nice film and lacing. The aroma is a bitter blend of hops and dark roast coffee, but unfortunately neither seem particularly fresh. The mouthfeel is rather light for the style, closer to a porter than a black ipa. The flavor is pleasantly bitter with heaps of hops giving way to an abundance of bitter coffee. This ale is good but by no means anything outstanding. If you don't like bitter, don't even try.

lochef81, Apr 22, 2014
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1.78/5  rDev -53.9%

This beer was painful to drink very strong bitter tastes, unpleasant aftertaste with notes of coffee - not a coffee drinker. Very dark in color. Very strong coffee flavors and burnt beans tasted. Dark roast beer. Low malt beer. I would not recommend this beer - shorts has many better

gogreen99, Apr 22, 2014
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2.58/5  rDev -33.2%

Very strong coffee aroma and taste. Strong bitterness leaves unpleasant after taste. Not very enjoyable for someone that prefers lighter beers. Hard to drink more than a taste. Also has a burnt after taste with a maltiness that is unrounded. Not a fan, an acquired taste for sure

Jesswellick, Apr 22, 2014
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2.28/5  rDev -40.9%

This beer is painful to drink. It has a very hoppy scents and flavor and attempts to include a coffee flavor as well. The mixture leads to an uncomfortable flavor of bitterness. Flavors of burnt beans and nature. A little to strong for my palate, but for those looking for a challenge. This would be a good one.

ZachMcGinn, Apr 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

linnymtu, Apr 22, 2014
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1.6/5  rDev -58.5%

Very dark beer that smells like coffee and nature. Once you take a sip you will get an overwhelming taste of coffee. It is a very thick beer and it will leave a very strong after taste in your mouth. Not my favorite beer at all. I really don't enjoy it

phartman133, Apr 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Eddyfunt, Apr 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Nich7601, Apr 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Matt82, Apr 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

mvanwoerm, Apr 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

jlmathis, Apr 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

drbenderdo, Mar 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

MrBIP, Mar 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

md655321, Mar 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

Buck_Jones, Mar 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Sirvis, Mar 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

OnryAndMean, Feb 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

robwestcott, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of hosehead83
4.48/5  rDev +16.1%

Poured from 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Dark brown/black in color, with a thick cloud deck of tan foam.
Aroma-Luscious boquet of piney, citrussy hops
Taste-Dark roasted malt, bakers chocolate, then onrush of piney, citrus hops that take control all the way to the tasty and tingly finish. Its your tastebuds that come away bludgeoned by the big roasty malts and full-on hop assault. A great match for a loaded burger, chili cheese fries, or a plate of hot wings. Hop-head approved!

hosehead83, Feb 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Dave_in_GR, Feb 09, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

Pinkgorilla, Feb 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Knutron, Feb 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

alexanf, Feb 01, 2014
Bludgeon Yer Eye PA from Short's Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 226 ratings.