Short's Dan's Pink Skirt - Short's Brewing Company
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4.56/5 rDev +11.8%
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.
07-20-2013 03:36:24 | More by Roman5150
4.43/5 rDev +8.6%
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.
07-17-2011 00:38:02 | More by webmanspidey
4.39/5 rDev +7.6%
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).
06-23-2013 22:55:59 | More by GRPunk
4.38/5 rDev +7.4%
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.
10-24-2011 15:05:06 | More by 603BeerMe
4.35/5 rDev +6.6%
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.
06-21-2013 04:36:21 | More by travisdiener32
4.3/5 rDev +5.4%
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.
07-24-2011 03:49:26 | More by prototypic
4.28/5 rDev +4.9%
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.
07-21-2011 13:31:02 | More by Gtreid
Short's Dan's Pink Skirt from Short's Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.