Short's Raisin Apollo - Short's Brewing Company
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2.6/5 rDev -24.2%
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Half Acre tulip.
A- Pours a dark copper with a 1 finger light tan head. Small blotches and bubbles on the glass.
S- Citrus, pine and grape juice.
T- Sweet caramel malts, citrus and pine bitterness, plum and grape juice.
M- Medium body and carbonation. Slight dry with a astringent after taste that lingers.
O- Raisins in a IPA doesn't sound good and it isn't. Take the raisins out and this is probably a good dipa.
09-13-2012 01:27:25 | More by kawilliams81
3.6/5 rDev +5%
A - pours an orangish amber caramel color with a nice looking fluffy white head
S - nose consists of lots of floral, piney hops with a little bit of earthy onions in the mix
T - starts off with sweet raisin and grape flavors. These move on to a little bit of grain and cookie malts, but are quickly overtaken by bitter onion, pine, and juicy citrus hops. Ends with bitter hops and a little bit of hot booziness.
M - Full bodied and smooth; goes down well
D - overall, another unique, interesting beer by Shorts. The reasons weren't as noticeable as I had anticipated, but they worked well in the DIPA style, which I feel is a hard style to add anything to. Recommended if you can find it.
08-22-2012 22:18:46 | More by birchstick
3/5 rDev -12.5%
Thanks to Dr. K for the bottle. Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass. Served slightly chilled.
A) Deep amber with 2 fingers of off white head. This had good retention and decent lacing too. This was a pretty attractive beer.
S) Pine, light tropical fruit, and a sweet boozy aroma. Not bad...
T) I'm not sure about the golden raisin here. There is a different sweetness to this, which I assume is the raisin. This has a light tropical fruit mix in the flavor, and then punches you with booze, and a very unpleasant finish, and aftertaste. The nose had some pine, but the hops just wasn't as evident in the taste. This just does not come together from a taste standpoint for me personally.
M) Medium body, maybe heavier. Moderate amount of carbonation. This has an uncomfortable sting, along with a poor aftertaste, that stays around like an unwelcome guest.
O) This was not the beer for me. While not quite drain poor territory, it was dangerously close. Sorry, but I would not recommend.
06-30-2012 13:04:22 | More by RoamingGnome
District of Columbia
2.53/5 rDev -26.2%
Appearance: copper-brown pour, small head, little lacing
Smell: raisins and weird hops, as well as some off notes
Taste: possibly infected, very boozy with only a touch of raisins.
Mouthfeel: very boozy
Overall: Not enjoyable, these things are hit or miss.
05-15-2012 19:07:17 | More by craytonic
Short's Raisin Apollo from Short's Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.