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Short's Dan's Pink Skirt - Short's Brewing Company

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Ratings: 157
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 8.29%
Wants: 8
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Thorpe429 on 01-02-2011

159 IBU
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Photo of tectactoe
4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Short's is killin' the hop game this year, and this was one of my most anticipated releases of the year for them. Dan's Pink Skirt pours a cloudy yellow color; bright and sunshiney, especially when held in front of a light. The white, foamy head eventually settles to a skin that rests at about 3-4 millimeters nearly the entire way down the glass, leaving nice lacing in its path.

A very nice bouquet of hops crowd the nose of the brew; plenty of herbal, hoppy spice front and center. Grass, pine, and unidentifiable herbage. Citrus is no stranger to this one, either - plentiful citrus (mostly grapefruit) from the start with a heavier incision of tropical fruits from the middle to the finish. I'm thinking maybe a touch of mango and pineapple. Juicy, hoppy, and very fulfilling to the nostrils.

Whew! I never would have been able to guess how bitter this would be on the palate just from the nose. But wow! The bitterness strikes instantaneously when the liquid hits your mouth. Listed at 159 IBU. One hundred and fifty-nine fucking IBU, are you kidding me? Despite that large number, I wouldn't say this is any more noticeably bitter than beers like Ruination, Hoptimum, or Palate Wrecker (which are all listed with less IBUs I believe?), but it's pretty damn bitter.

Anyway, I'm making it sound like the bitterness is a bad thing, but it's not. Not at all. Sometimes you want your tongue to get slaughtered, and this beer will get the job done. The miraculous thing is how incredibly drinkable it is, even with the enamel-removing bitterness. The hops are spicy, herbal, ashy, and have a big-time "woodsy" and pine-cone finish. Bitter grapefruit pith thrashes about throughout the entire sip.

A minuscule, yet important amount of juicy sweetness comes in the form of tangerines and mangoes, proliferating that nice tropical fruity aroma I was getting. Malt? Hahaha, yeah right. You can't taste any malt here, don't kid yourself. Pale malt finish at best, although realistically, all you can taste is ashy hops and bitter citrus peels. Medium bodied and almost creamy with a reasonably good snap from moderate carbonation.

This is a damn good Shorts brew. They put out a lot of IPAs, but this is what I'd consider "top-tier" for them. It doesn't match up to things like Hopstache or Freedom of '78, but it isn't too far behind, either. Incredible bitterness while retaining crazy drinkability. How did they do it?

Photo of prototypic
4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dan’s Pink Skirt pours a nice gold color. Looks clear for the most part. Backlighting gives it a slight orange tint. It’s topped with an off-white head that rises to about a finger in height. It dissipates relatively quickly, leaving a moderate coat of sticky lace behind.

The nose is good. A little more strength wouldn’t hurt. It starts out with strong citric hop notes of grapefruit, orange, and pineapple. Perhaps even a hint of pine. The malt base seems to be a mix of pale and light caramel. It smells a little sweet, but the caramel is held pretty well in check. Smells like hops carry the day. Alcohol is blended well and isn’t all that noticeable. I believe it was listed as somewhere between 6.5% to 7%. Don’t recall the exact number.

The flavor is damn impressive. Hops are very strong from the first sip. They feature citrus pineapple, grapefruit, and orange flavors. It does have quite the bitter kick. There are some light, sweet malty notes, but they are secondary. They do their best to provide some balance, but there’s not much. This one is quite hoppy and bitter. There’s a hint of a toasted flavor that emerges late. It’s not bad, but doesn’t add much. Alcohol is light in the mix. Finishes toasty, hoppy, bitter, and dry.

The body is light-medium. Carbonation feels light and restrained. Given its body, it feels nice and smooth. Needless to say…it goes down super easy. I’m sharing the growler, but could easily finish it myself. It’d be damn tempting…to say the least.

Dan’s Pink Skirt is a really nice release from Short’s. If I recall correctly, this was listed as an American IPA rather than a Pale Ale. The abv (in this release) is also 6.5% to 7%. Whatever it is, it’s chock full of delicious hop flavor and bitterness. It also goes down far too easily. If you have the opportunity, check out Dan’s Pink Skirt. It’s excellent. Weird name…very impressive beer.

Photo of 33nickadams
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden-amber color, slightly translucent, a bit of head along the sides. Some stickiness to the lacing as the glass is tipped. Big citrus and pine on the nose. Even a little pithy. I pick up earthiness in the background as well. I can tell this will be bitter. Big citrus and pine hits when tasted, some sweetness, bitter and finishes clean and dry. Not much in the way of malt backbone. Very West-Coasty. Mouthfeel is moderate and well-carbonated. I would get this again. Nice stuff.

Photo of StoutHunter
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I picked up a bottle of Short's Dan's Pink Skirt a couple days ago for $1.89 at The Lager Mill. This is the latest release from Shorts, they have been cranking out some good IPA's this year and I have been wanting to try this one for awhile, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date, but it just showed up so it's pretty fresh. Poured from a brown 12ox bottle into Shorts Imperial pint glass.

A- The label is pretty strange looking, but it's true to the name so I can't fault them for it, it's eye catching to say the least. It poured a nice and fairly clear golden yellow color that took on a slight copper hue when held to the light with two fingers of worth of white head that quickly died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left some spotty lacing behind. This was a good looking beer, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness followed by tons of fruity hops that impart lots of tropical and citrus fruit flavors with some nice mango and pineapple aromas coming through. Up next i get some nice sweet and grainy malts with caramel malt like aromas in the background. This beer has a great aroma, the citrus and tropical fruit hops dominate this beer which makes for a very pleasing aroma, it reminds me of Freedom of 78 without the guava.

T- The taste seems to be fairly similar to the aromas and it starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness followed by lots of fruity hops, there's some nice tropical fruit hop flavors in the background, but it's the citrus fruits that really shine through with grapefruits and citrus zest really coming through. Up next i get some clean a slightly sweet malts that impart a nice grainy flavors with some caramel malts in the background. On the finish there's a high amount of bitterness with a bitter grapefruit like aftertaste. This is a pretty good tasting beer, the hop profile was really nice, but i wish the bitterness was toned down a little.

M- Not that smooth, oily, slightly sticky, medium bodied, with a lower amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel was ok, but I felt like it could have been smoother with a little more carbonation.

Overall I thought this was a good beer and a good example of the style, it has the bitterness of DIPA with the strength of an IPA, it's right on the border of the two styles, I enjoyed it. This beer didn't have the best drinkability, it wasn't too smooth and I felt it was a little too bitter, but the flavors did a good job at holding my attention so one would be enough for me, this is just too bitter to drink multiples of. What I liked the most about this beer was the aroma, it was very good, I loved how full of tropical and citrus fruits the aroma was. What I liked the least about this beer was the high the amount of bitterness, if the bitterness was toned down some, it would really help the drinkability. I would buy this beer again if they choose to release it again, it's already sold out at all the stores around me, so i'm glad I got a six pack of this, I would recommend it to anyone who really likes bitter IPA's. All in all I enjoyed this beer, I thought it was a little rough around the edges but I still like the taste and I really liked the aroma. Good job Short's, you guys are on a roll this year and I see no end in sight, not only is Short's one of the most ambitious brewerys I know, it's starting to become one of the most contestant brewerys in the state, keep up the good work guys.

Photo of CMUbrew
3.74/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Review from 6/28/13

A: Bright gold amber color. Very clear. Small head that faded quickly. No carbonation visible.

S: Citrus rind, grapefruit, some pine, general fruitiness.

T: Some grapefruit, light piney bitterness, juicy fruits.

M: Zero carbonation means this beer feels flat and on the watery side.

O: This would have been so much better with carbonation. Has to be Ann off bottle in some way, but I don't know. Pretty solid otherwise.

Photo of Thorpe429
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at HopCat on December 29, 2010. Served in an imperial pint glass.

Pours a moderate orangish-copper color with a two-finger white head and some pretty good lacing as it falls to a thin cap. The nose is pretty restrained but is well within APA territory. Some slight malt plus a good dose of mostly-citrus hops. Quite nice. The taste is a bit more toward the malty end and it doesn't quite balance with the flavors coming out of the hops, though it's not too far off. Mouthfeel is nice and light with good carbonation and a moderate level of bitterness for the style. Love the low ABV--this would definitely be quite quaffable on a hotter day.

Photo of travisdiener32
4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Fantastic beer, my first short's brew and goes toe to toe with any basic ipa I've ever had. I'd put it a notch above jai alai. I'd drink this stuff all day if it was in Florida distribution. There is no real malt body to it, just hops for days, hops and pine all over my palate, really awesome beer. If you're in to west coast ipas, try this one, it's sculpin's better brother.

Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Light orange with thin white head

S - Grapefruit, mango, and pine

T - Lots of grapefruit followed by piney hops with a strong malt backbone.

M - Lots of carbonation with a medium body. Dry finish.

O - Another solid release from Short's. All their releases have been very solid this year. Hope it continues into 2014.

Photo of TheBrewo
3.86/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

We pour a brew of solid golden yellow. It holds a two finger head of cakey white foam, showing great retention, and leaving sheets and wisps of lacing around our glasses. No haze or sediment is noted, and carbonation appears to be light. The nose smells like a Sucks clone, with dirty and earthy hoppiness, bright nectary hops to balance, and crisp pale malts, white sugars, carrot, pineapple juice, grapefruitiness, toasted pine nuts, burnt plastics, herbal dill root, sweaty salts, lactics, and juicy yeastiness. Our first impression is that, as in the nose, it brings up thoughts of Sucks, but it is much more bittering through the hops, and a bit more watered through in robustness. As we sip, the taste opens with basil, mustard seed, big grapefruity hops, pineapple, apricot, lemon juiciness, plastics, pale malt toast, distant wheat flour muddiness, and mineral bitterness. Pushing to the peak is more bitters, but this time from green bark, straw, coiny and brassy metallics, herbal hoppiness, dill, spicy booze, strawberries, and Fruit Punch cloy to balance. The end is awash with mineral water, but gives solid flavoring through clay, citric and herbal hops, earthy dirtiness, toasty pales, faint corny adjuncts, white flour, black pepper alcohols, green twig, and hints of white sugar. The aftertaste breathes of herbal hop bitterness, mineral, soured yeast, coppery metallics, plastic phenols, predominantly pale grain, freshly cut grass, white wine grape skins, and potato starchiness. The body is medium, and the carbonation is moderate. Each sip affords decent slurp, smack, cream, froth, and finishing pop. While each sip coats and cools, there is eventual drying astringency and pucker. The abv is appropriate, and the beer glugs easily.

Overall, what we liked best about this brew was its aroma. There was excellent balance and inclusion, with the hops giving florals, earthiness, citrus, and pine, while the malts give their own full-bodied sweetness and toast. It was just so inviting. The sip gave a bit more bitterness than expected, but remained even throughout, and highly drinkable. The feel fell through, with lesser cream, froth, and smack than would properly suit the style and the flavor profile presented here. This is a tasty one, and definitely worth a try if you can track it down.

Photo of kojevergas
3.23/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle acquired in a trade with michaellcoates (thanks again, man!). Pricetag reads $1.87. "American India Pale Ale." I'm reviewing it as an IPA because the label clearly identifies it as such. 12 fl oz brown glass bottle with fun label art and branded pressure cap (also with fun art) served into a conical Samuel Smith's pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given the brewery. I can't corroborate the currently listed 6.40% ABV with the bottle I have.

Served cold, straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated. Paired with carne asada.

A: Pours a two finger head of beige colour. Nice creaminess and thickness. Good (~5-6 minute) retention. No real lacing as the head recedes. No bubble show. Fairly soft complexion.

Body colour is a cloudy nontransparent yellow-orange. No yeast particles are visible. Translucent. Good vibrance, if a bit understated.

Looks average for the style, but it doesn't seem to be filtered. I find it quite attractive, but I wouldn't call it unique or special. Certainly no overt or obvious flaws.

Sm: Floral hop notes. Citrusy but not in a juicy or particularly evocative way. Peach, timid orange, and grapefruit. Maybe tangerine. Pale malts. Caramalt. Some pine. No oily or nectary hop character. I get little fruity notes aside from those that emerge from the hops. I guess pine is dominant, overall. A fairly clean aroma. Somewhat fresh. The hop choices don't seem ideal, but it does come off balanced based on the aroma.

No yeast character or alcohol is detectable. An average strength aroma. Pretty decent for the style overall.

T: Floral hops and murky light citrusy hops - which are not at all evocative or juicy. Pale malts. A bit of piney hop character. Not getting any nectary or oily hops. It leaves a lot to be desired in the hop department, but there are some interesting choices. It's approaching left-out-overnight orange juice in some respects; I could see this growing awful with age.

Pale malts. Some caramalt. Clean barley. This malty foundation is unobtrusive, but does lend needed body.

No yeast character or alcohol comes through. Balance is okay; build is underwhelming - with little complexity or subtlety. I'm disappointed; I expected far better. Maybe I got an old bottle? I see "06/20" on the neck, but since I received this in trade I figured it was a bottled-on date. So this is rather fresh, and it's all that great to be honest.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Good thickness and body. Good, if slightly overdone carbonation. Good presence on the palate. Lightly soft. Approachable stuff which suits the style well; it's just a shame the flavour profile offers little for the texture to work with.

Dr: I hope this is just a fluke (or maybe an old bottle); I'm quite disappointed and I've enjoyed Short's' beers in the past. I'd like to revisit it fresh on-draught to really verify that it's as mundane as it's coming across now. Drinkable but underwhelming. I was really expecting far better.

High C

Photo of GRPunk
4.39/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into the trusty MID shaker pint.

A- Clean, golden body. Light carbonation. 1-finger, off-white head settles into a thin film. Awesome stick.

S- Oh, those are fresh hops! Lots of grapefruit. Kind of pineapply, tropical fruit for sure. Is this gonna be a hop bomb? Sugary-sweet and doughy background presents itself a little later.

T- Considering the initial aroma, it's nicely balanced off the bat. Toasted bread and a solid citrus punch. Marmalade turns into a grapefruit zest at the finish. A nice slap in the face as you think it's all done. A little aspirin kick. Hopping might get a touch long by the end of the glass.

M- Moderate-full bodied. Moderate carbonation. Light hop tingle. Bone dry finish.

O- This is a winner. A straight forward interpretation of a style for Short's. Ver fresh. While quite hoppy, it stays just within the balance I crave from a Midwest IPA. I would definitely buy this again. Sadly, I think it may be in short supply (no pun intended).

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 5/20/2013. Pours lightly hazy golden amber color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of big mango, peach, pineapple, grapefruit, lemon zest, floral, light pine, light honey, and floral earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of tropical/citrus hops with a moderate malt balance; and good strength. Taste of grapefruit, mango, pineapple, lemon zest, pine resin, floral, light honey, and floral earthiness. Good amount of pine resin bitterness; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, pineapple, mango, pine, floral, light honey, and floral earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice balance and complexity of citrus, tropical, and piney hops with a light-moderate malt balance; and minimal cloying bitterness on the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a crisp and sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent IPA. Great complexity of hop flavors with sizable bitterness and moderate malt balance; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Photo of cosmicevan
3.82/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Big thanks to biernutz for this cool extra. Enjoyed from a dfh ipa glass. beer poured classic IPA yellow orange with foamy head. smell is spot on citric notes for days. Dank. earthy malt backbone is present as well. taste is sticky dank hops. as with most IPA's the nose is the star. flavor is nice just not as amazing as the nose suggests. Fairly earthy too. overall a nice IPA, but doesn't hang with the big boys in my opinion.

Photo of PaulyB83
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 09/25/14

A- Deep straw yellow, slightly hazy, two finger white head, nice tiny bubbles.

S- A lot of pine, some grapefruit and a nice light tropical note to it.

T- Big dry pine and a light troical and citrus sweetness and finishes dry.

M- Medium light.

O- For being almost three months old and having been stored in a hot bottle shop, I found this beer to be tasting still very fresh. Short's usually goes overboard in my opinion with pine in their hoppy beers and this is no exception. It does, however, have and added tropical note and a sweetness in the middle that is welcomed and really elevates this over many of Short's other IPAs.

Photo of 603BeerMe
4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle, into my Schlafly tulip. No bottled on date, no label either! Bottle was an extra from stawn, who recieved it as a thank you for volunteering at GABF. Thank you! Love the name of this beer!

A - Pours a golden, light amber color with a slight haze & a thin head. Little lacing that stays for most of the glass.

S - Heavy piney, grapefruit & citrus. Solid malt nose too. Great balance in the aroma.

T - Doesn't totally match the aroma but still damn good. Bitter, piney, dry, citrus, pine. Hops are there, and strong, malt carries its own weight & balances nicely. Not getting any alcohol at all. Very easy drinking!

M - Medium mouthfeel, with good carbonation. Smooth drinking!

O - Great balanced APA! Everything is true to style, and very drinkable! Glad I got to try this one.

Photo of Roman5150
4.58/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

bottle into tulip

appearance: cloudy golden orange, slight 1 finger head

smell: lots of citrus, grapefruit, fruity tropical notes, guava, sweet malts, some pine, lemon zest, coriander. The smell on this is truly amazing.

taste: Follows the nose, although just a tad more held back. Lot's of fruity citrus/grapefruit notes off the bat, great floral hop taste, it is complimented by just the right amount of dank piney bitterness to create a very well balanced, and more importantly, juicy flavor packed IPA. Not a hop bomb, but enough hops to satisfy hopheads like myself. The bitterness doesn't linger for too long, not completely destroying your palate. The aftertaste is very refreshing.

mouthfeel: medium to high carbonation, thick bodied for a single IPA

overall: I've been enjoying all of Short's releases this year, most have been spot on, this is no exception. To me this tastes a lot like the Stone IPA, same citrus and grapefruit dominant notes with lots of floral hop action and a sweet malt backbone. Wish I could find this again but i'll have to wait until they hopefully release this sometime in the future. This is a damn refreshing IPA that exceeded my already high expectiations.

Photo of webmanspidey
4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler from Short's pub poured into a pint glass. Pours a cloudy orange color. Smell is a mix of bitter orange peel and pine needles. Taste a bitter mix of orange peel and pine. There are some other interesting background flavors like peaches and fruit cocktail.

This has tons of flavor with a very low alcohol content.

Photo of Gtreid
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at the brewpub.

A: Slightly cloudy pale orange color. The pour dropped a small finger of off white head that left some nice lace.

A: Impressive nose of fruity citrus and some pine. I get some residual sweetness from the base malt, but this one is all about the hops.

T: More orange, pineapple, grapefruit, and pine sap. The floral citrus notes are great and pairs well with the small sweetness of the crystal malt. Finishes dry and bitter, no hint of alcohol.

M: On the lighter side on medium. Perfect carbonation.

O: This is one fine IPA. The low ABV makes it very easy to throw down quite a few of these. Great to have a growler of on a hot day at Torch Lake. Skal.

Photo of scotorum
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I bought one bottle just as it was put out at the Frankenmuth Lager Mill.  I was up in northern Michigan for a convention, stopped at the Lager Mill because I heard they did mixed sixes and had a good selection of harder-to-find imported German beers, but I also wanted to try some local brews.  The clerk recommended it, and noted that he only had two cases allotted to sell.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a whiskey glass.  I was staying in a hotel and that's all that was available. Next trip I'll pack one of my tulips.

a. Bright golden, somewhat cloudy translucent gold.  Half-finger head dissipates to a really nice beer foam film with quite a lot of lacing.

s: strong fruity-apricoty which seems to become more grapefruity-bitter as it is consumed, until it reminds me of the first time I tried Lagunitas, and Short's might even have more bite to it.

t: Very bold floral citrus which builds into a strong citrus with bitter hop notes especially on swallow. 

m: light to moderate,

o: a very refreshing IPA, perhaps slightly too bitter finish for my taste but very pleasant to drink nonetheless.  You certainly know it is an IPA, it's every inch of one.  I'd definitely buy this again, but since it seems to have a rather limited distribution and this is the first time I've ever been in northern Michigan where it's made, I'm not expecting to find it easily once I get back home.  There are other fine IPA's but this one gives them all a run for their fruity-hoppy-bitterness. Now I'm wishing I had bought a sixer to bring home for the warmer summer weather. I did see three cases at the beverage center in Traverse City before I had tasted it, but when I went back two days later it was already all gone.

Photo of Alextricity
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

250th Review

Half scratched off, but the date seems to be 4/20/13 ... it's probably more likely to be 5/20/13 though, because I don't THINK Short's was bottling this in April.

Appearance: I mean, come on. Look at the label. Look at the name of the beer. Totally outrageous -- I love it! The beer itself is an insanely hazy yellow color with a tiny head that doesn't last long. A white ring clings to the glass. Minimal lacing. I love that haze though... seemingly all of Short's IPAs have that heavy haze.

Smell: Massive grapefruit. Some sweet malt aromas. I tend to love the smell of Short's IPA brews, but am let down by the flavor. But this time...

Taste: Wow. Thank you very much, Short's. I've been let down recently with some of the IPAs released, but this truly is outstanding. A short moment of almost flavorless sweetness on the front, but then the 156 IBUs punch you in the testicles as hard as possible, and then you're given that tropical/grapefruit/earthy/herby/piney mix of hops... total hop bomb. There's some sweetness in there to try and balance it out, but there's no doubt that this is one hell of a bitter IPA. The feel is thin initially with a mild/medium carbonation, but it seems to thicken up on the swallow.

An excellent beer if you want yourself an immensely bitter India Pale Ale. It looks good (dat haze!), it smells awesome, and it tastes very good. Thanks, Short's. This was delicious.

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Bottle shares by Adam. Thanks man.

Hazy yellow body with soft white head. Aromas include lemons, hops, crackers. Bitter hops with lemony, tart citrus and a tangy finish. Pretty good.

Photo of mchegash
2.96/5  rDev -27.8%

Appearance - 3.8/5
Pours a great looking clear bright orange, with about two+ fingers of weirdly uneven white foamy head. Can see an average amount of carbonation rising up the beer, and can see very small particulates throughout the beer.

Smell - 2.8/5
Slightly sweet pine-citrus hops, maybe some light malt flavor.

Taste - 2.8/5
Pine-resin hops, with some slight floral notes as well as a hint of citrus. Fairly bitter. The hops are a little too intense and the taste a little too bitter for my liking.

Mouthfeel - 3/5
Medium body, fairly smooth (though bitter). Slightly syrupy. Carbonation is moderate.

Overall - 3/5
I'm not a big IPA fan, though usually most IPAs are drinkable for me, and I have slight to moderate enjoyment of them. That was not the case for this one. It was a little bit of a chore to finish off this beer and needless to say, I will not be drinking this again.

Weighting: Appearance 15%, Smell 15%, Taste 35%, Mouthfeel 15%, Overall 20%

Photo of PattyMelt
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out of a bottle as part of the 6/13 release.

A- Golden, with minimal foam head.
S- Strong citrus hops! Orange, grapefruit. Really smells like orange zest. Small amount of pine in the smell. Love it.
T- Biggest taste is the citrus hops. Very well blended, hard to pick out individual flavors. The orange and grapefruit are very apparent. Some caramel notes, and maybe a hint of ginger (????) on the back. Not quite sure what that flavor is, but I'll just go with ginger :). Just slightly bitter. Can't really taste the alcohol at all.
M- Light bodied, nice and crisp, but still smooth.

Overall, a really great beer. Nice and light on the alcohol, so that you can drink it all day (and I personally want to right now). Very crisp and summery. Strong hops but not to the point where it makes you take your time with it. Just a very drinkable beer!

Photo of CaptCleveland
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%

12oz bottle from fall 12-pack variety box. No bottle dating.

Saffron, slightly hazy elixir poured into SA glass. Nice one finger, rocky head maintains throughout. Thick lacing.

Aroma of hops: grapefruit, mango, pine. Minimal whiff of malt.

Tangy grapefruit, pine resin bitterness, pineapple, mango. Nice!

Medium body, nicely carbonated, twang/tang.

Well done IPA. Would keep this in the fridge if available in CLE.

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Short's Dan's Pink Skirt from Short's Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 157 ratings.