Ale La Reverend - Short's Brewing Company
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Reviews by seaoflament:
2.2/5 rDev -42.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5
Thanks goes out to my pal hoppymeal for sending along this quaint and obscure of a little treat...a 12oz bottle of a wedding ale for "Joey and Leah 2009"
The top of the label reads: "Two people who belong together make a world" Below that is Short's Brew.
The beer starts out with good carbonation, effervescent from the bottom of the glass to the top. A thick 2-inch layer of soft foam rests atop the beer with good retention and sticky lacing. The beer itself seems like a ripe apricot flesh.
Wow, the aroma is very good considering the age of this beer and that it's a hoppy brew. Sweet citrus aromas all around. First I pick up some ripe peach, apricot, candied orange, grapefruit, succulent red apples, and honey. Light to medium crystal malt aromas that blend beautifully with the sweet citrus fruits. After a few moments there are subtle notes of pine, lemon, and grass. Also in the background is a delicate cracker and light toast malt profile.
The beer tastes a lot more bitter than the aroma would lead...pine sap, bitter orange, bitter grapefruit, and a little soapy near the end. Medium-high bitterness at the forefront and just a touch too carbonated, a bit fizzy. Darn, another hoppy Short's beer that seems to have an astringency problem...a tea-like herbal astringency in the second half of the swallow. Lots of lingering bitterness and a high calcium/hard water taste profile...almost too much of a mineral quality at the end. Seems to suffer the same problems as the Liberator, lack of complexity and sweetness to balance out the high amount of bitterness that seems to be bitter for the sake of being bitter. Slight astringency as well though not as much of the Liberator. Late in the aftertaste is a flavor of celery seeds and apple sinks.
Mouthfeel is also overcarbonated and the beer lacks body...thin and watery with almost nothing but bitterness left. Ugh, after a few sips it seems to be upsetting my stomach...not really worth finishing.
Serving type: bottle
03-26-2010 00:33:30 | More by seaoflament
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4.33/5 rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 9/4/2013. Pours slightly hazy golden amber color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big lemon zest, pineapple, orange zest, grapefruit, tangerine, pine, floral, grass, light honey, bread, and floral earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great complexity of hop notes with a fair amount of malt balance; and good strength. Taste of big lemon zest, pineapple, orange zest, grapefruit, tangerine, floral, grass, pine, bread, light honey, and floral earthiness. Large amount of pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, pineapple, floral, grass, pine, bread, light honey, and floral earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity of citrus/tropical hop flavors with a fair amount of malt balance; with no cloying bitterness after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 4%. Overall this is a fantastic session IPA! All around great complexity, balance, and robustness of citrus/tropical hop flavors with a fair amount of malt balance; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.
Serving type: bottle
10-11-2013 03:56:48 | More by superspak
3.49/5 rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: orange in color. a touch of hazy and a big foamy off white head
Smell: hops, citrusy floral smells. bitter with not much else to balance
Taste: strong hop bite. resiny, floral and citrus. some slight pale malts
Mouthfeel: extremely strong hop bite with a light body
Overall: a good ipa, but for a light drinker I want less of a bit more refreshing, the hop strength would go better with a heavy complex beer
Serving type: bottle
10-01-2013 20:59:05 | More by SportsandJorts
Ale La Reverend from Short's Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.