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Bludgeon Yer Eye PA - Short's Brewing Company

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231 Ratings
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Ratings: 231
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 13.21%
Wants: 7
Gots: 18 | 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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Photo of hosehead83
4.48/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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
Photo of Dave_in_GR
4/5  rDev +3.6%

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

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

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

alexanf, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of mikejonze
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

mikejonze, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of blackrim
4/5  rDev +3.6%

blackrim, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of andrewjraab
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Black as night with a creamy and batter like khaki head that maintains throughout. Leaves rings around the glass after each sip.

S - Big floral nose - citrus hops, malts, licorice.

T - A rush of citrus hops followed by a nice balance of malts and finishes bitter in the back end that lingers.

O -This is a really solid brew that drinks more like a Black IPA to me. It is definitely worth it to grab one if you see it.

andrewjraab, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of OKCNittany
4/5  rDev +3.6%

OKCNittany, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Pours a very dark brown with a two-finger oamy white head. Heavy lacing.

S - Big scent of citrus and roasted malts. Awesome smelling beer.

T - Citrus is right upfront. Dark roasted malt follow. Hops come through in the finish producing a nice earthiness.

M - Medium bodied with high carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel with a dry finish.

O - Very nice beer. One of the most balanced black IPAs I've had. Very drinkable with some nice bold flavors.

TreyIsWilson, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of BHansen214
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

BHansen214, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of dirtydisk
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

dirtydisk, Jan 03, 2014
Photo of dfillius
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

dfillius, Jan 02, 2014
Photo of TasteTester
4/5  rDev +3.6%

TasteTester, Jan 02, 2014
Photo of HopHeadHerman
4/5  rDev +3.6%

HopHeadHerman, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of amishbooze
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

amishbooze, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of core42
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

core42, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of MichPaul
4/5  rDev +3.6%

MichPaul, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of Ohiovania
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Ohiovania, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of Franziskaner
3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Jet black in color and no light is going to get through. A minimal wisp of beige foam. The hops are dominant in the aroma but there's almost a bit of a sweetness as opposed to bitterness. The taste is pretty sweet from the dark malt at the front of the palate and then followed quickly with an intense bitterness from the hops. That has some true staying power. The mouthfeel is pretty smooth with the bitterness really prickling your tongue.

Franziskaner, Dec 23, 2013
Photo of Ri0
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

poured 12oz bottle into snifter.

A - Pours a dark coffee color with some brown mixed in and big 3 finger tan head. The head fades and leaves behind rings of lacing.

S - Juicy, citrus, and earthy hops mixed with a nice roasted malt aroma.

T - Starts off with citrus hops, grapefruit bitter and earthy hop notes. Roasted and smoked malts blend in nicely. Finish is a fruity bitter.

M - Medium-full bodied with good carbonation. Feels smooth, bitter and dry.

O - Very nice Black IPA from Shorts that is on par with some of the better offerings in WI.

Ri0, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of MaddGeneral
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

MaddGeneral, Dec 16, 2013
Photo of Brewsed
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Brewsed, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of gashmoney
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

gashmoney, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of Alextricity
4.11/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 11/08/13 (?) and poured into a shaker pint. Part of a $10 Mix-a-Six at Fairway Sav-Mor in Eastpointe, Michigan.

Appearance: Crystal clear ruby black with a creamy sand colored head on top. Incredible sip-for-sip lacing. Perfect in my book.

Smell: Holy hops, they aren't fooling around with this beer. Massive pine and earthy notes, with citrus undertones. A slight roastiness, but that super hoppy smell doesn't match its dark color.

Taste/feel: More of those hops. Tastes nothing like a black ale to me until the beer reaches the middle of the mouth and on the finish, when the roasty bitterness couples with the hops. A pretty damn bitter beer, so prepare yourself. Very dry, resinous, pleasant lingering hoppiness on the finish. Medium body with a medium carbonation, making this a pretty easy drinking beer, even with the lack of balance. Tasty stuff. Additionally, is this beer seriously 5%? It feels like it could easily be about 7%. I find it incredible that this beer's ABV is what it is.

Alextricity, Dec 10, 2013
Bludgeon Yer Eye PA from Short's Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 231 ratings.