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

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

119 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 119
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 8.11%
Wants: 7
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
159 IBU

(Beer added by: Thorpe429 on 01-02-2011)
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kojevergas

Texas

3.24/5  rDev -20.4%
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

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2013 03:13:17 | More by kojevergas
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3.76/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2013 03:46:42 | More by CMUbrew
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Short's Dan's Pink Skirt from Short's Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.