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Juicy Tree - Short's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

123 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 18.06%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: madeofsteel on 02-15-2012)
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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madeofsteel

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3.78/5  rDev +5%

Tried this one as a flight at Short's, and just sounded too strange to ignore, so I took a growler home for *ahem* closer inspection. Brewed with juniper berries and blue spruce tips.

A - Pours a lovely amber color, with a soapy, sudsy looking head. Decent retention, no lacing.

S - Not a lot of pine or anything like that in the nose, but some nice citrusy hops'll do the trick.

T - The first thing I think is gin. It has all the characteristics except the malt, and some strong hops. Which adds a whole new dimension to a familiar flavor. Some heavy notes of pine resin in there too, which is just fine by me. Wintery, after a fashion. Strikes me as a perfect beer for around Christmas.

M - The carbonation is pretty excited in this one. Almost prickly. Only drawback is that it's pretty messy at the back of the palate.

O - If you like gin, you should probably try it. Since I haven't seen it on store shelves or even on here before, you may have to make a pilgrimage to Short's brewpub to give it a whirl, but I was totally taken by surprise with this one.

02-15-2012 22:12:26 | More by madeofsteel
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4.26/5  rDev +18.3%

Had on tap at the wonderful Wurst Bar in Ypsi in-between classes.

A: Not horrible, but nothing amazing by any means. Nice golden hue that is fairly clear, minimal amounts of carbonation rising from the beer, great lacing. Head reduces to a thin layer for the rest of the time.

S: Pine, berries, spruce, honey, bittering hops, and that's about it. Man does it hit you! Very, very sweet smelling. Almost too sweet, but there's something really endearing about its combination of scents.

T: Follows the smell as one might expect. Pine, spruce, juniper berries, blueberries, a nice sweet honey note that wasn't that noticeable in the scent.

M: Hard to describe, but it almost feels like pine needles, in a pleasant way. Very prickly, but for me it just adds to the charm of this beer.

O: Wish it was more widely distributed in bottles! A great, unique take on an American IPA

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A&S: Upon first cracking this beer I'm getting a ton of very fruity berry tones including: blueberries and cranberries. Also present in the aroma is orangy citrus and some tart and sourness characteristics. Some bitterness reaches the nose, but it is mostly overpowered by fruitiness. Classical IPA look to this beer. About a finger of egg shell white foamy head. Transparent lively looking light copper colored beer. Head dies to a thin layer, but still leaves pretty decent lacing.

T&M: Not nearly as sweet and fruity as the aroma would lead you to believe. Pretty tart and bitter, which makes for an interesting (and in my opinion, not too well pulled off) combination of flavors. Some musty, a fruity prune flavors are even present in the mid-taste. Pretty excellent mouthfeel, a smooth beer with medium body and carbonation.

Overall: Short's is one of my favorite breweries because of their on-going effect to push certain boundaries and be creative with their absurdly high seasonal beer output each year. This beer is a example of everything just not falling in to place with one of their seasonals. Usually they put out great stuff, once and a while its just above average. It comes with the territory of putting out so many new beers. Anyways cheers, Short's I still love you guys.

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Juicy Tree from Short's Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.