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Aww Jeah | Short's Brewing Company

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Short's Brewing Company
Michigan, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by GoldenChild on 04-29-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 19 | Ratings: 110
Photo of Sammy
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Small bottle from Steve. Pours light grapefruit body with generous retained head. Mild hop aroma. A good drinkable bitterness, high IBU but not a palate shredder, fuller mouthfeel. Surprised at the high level of alcohol, it was well hid. Bottled in April, received in May. Good 1.5X IPA.

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Photo of largadeer
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got a couple of these from finebeerguy. Thanks! No bottling date, but I believe this is quite fresh - 2 weeks old at most.

This smells like straight hop pellets after uncapping the bottle: pretty dank and aromatic. The pour is dark, cloudy, and amber hued, topped by three fingers of froth that leaves sheets of lacing. The nose is equal amounts pine and citrus, with a solid backbone of caramel malt. It's a little yeasty and soapy, too, but hops are dominant, bringing to mind candied oranges. Smells quite good, but not exceptional. Tastes citrus forward and fairly resinous. Big pine notes from the hop bill, backed by a good mount of caramel sweetness. Hops take on an herbal, almost minty profile toward the finish. Body is medium, heavier than I'd like. The malt backbone feels too substantial. The finish is quite bitter, but never as dry as I'd like - malt lingers well into the finish. This is enjoyable on the whole, but not overly memorable.

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Photo of womencantsail
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden orange color with a pillow soft white head that lasts forever. Heavy on the pine and floral hop notes. A light grass aroma, some grapefruit, and maybe a hint of bread. The flavor is much different than expected. Intensely oily and resinous hop character. Tons of pine and grapefruit peel. A light malt sweetness and a substantial bitterness. The hop flavors seem to adhere to the tongue. Really interesting, and not in the usual sense of the word when it comes to Short’s.

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Photo of MasterSki
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from FlandersNed - approximately two months old, but still in the ideal range for the style. Served in a Hill Farmstead glass.

A - Off-white foam settles to a thin cap, thicker collar, and splotchy lacework. Murky orange body.

S - Super earthy and piney hops, with some zesty grapefruit peel and rind mixed in for good measure. Malt character is quite bready, and there's a faint alcohol note present. Far less sweet than your typical DIPA.

T - The taste is a bit more to my liking with some candied citrus flavor balancing out the leafy and earthy hops. Malt is quite subdued, and there's a mild astringency in the finish, but thankfully the alcohol presence is diminished.

M - Medium-full body, moderate carbonation, dry finish, and some oily and resinous tooth-coating residuals. Mild alcohol warming, but nothing excessive for 8.5%.

D - A decent enough DIPA, but nothing special. Might make a nice change-of-pace beer while drinking in Michigan, but I prefer regular Huma-Lupa-Licious to be honest. Still, a few of use easily finished the 12oz bottle.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Millerbuffoon for this one.

A - Pours a medium copper color with a two fingered fluffy white head, light carbonation.

S - Light caramel biscuit malt, small amount of citrus, and even what seems to be a small trace of chocolate (very odd, but it's there).

T - Tastes better than it smells. Lots of floral, orange, and grapefruit citrus with light caramel biscuit malt. There's a few other tropical fruits like pineapple and mango in there as well but the oranges run the show in this one.

M - Thick medium body and coats the mouth with oranges and grapefruit.

O - The weakest aspect of this beer is the aroma, too bad the orange zest doesn't come through more in the nose, it's what makes this beer appealing and why not capitalize on the best part of this beer? The alcohol is very well hidden.

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Photo of FosterJM
3.61/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

1369th Review on BA
Bottle to Pint
12 oz

Thanks to CPAbeer and Stormking47 for this one.

App- A good darker hazy orange with some soft yellow floating downwards. Very nice one in head that was off white with a ton of cling down the glass.

Smell- Fairly unbalanced amount of malts and citrus. A large bitter and had some of that Shorts Spruce pilsner spice on the nose with with some dampness behind it.

Taste- This is what I said about regular Huma. Wow. This is a small bottle but has some huge flavors with it. Now double this one but doesnt all mesh well together. A lot of bitter behind this one and a bit dry on the flavor. Only a fraction of the citrus from the nose comes on the profile. More creamy and full hops with some spice come out.

Mouth- A fuller medium body with a medium carbonation that is a bit dry with a nice big bitter flavor. Lots of creamy and spicy hops on the finish.

Drink- This is quite spicy and bitter with the best of the other American IPA's but still has a strong creamy presence behind it. A nice beer but this profile is not for me.

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Photo of jegross2
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewing the Aww Jeah from Short's Brewing Company out of Bellaire, Michigan.

Score: 90

Bottle code "1193C21658." Served in a generic snifter glass and enjoyed on 08/19/13.

Appearance: Pours an orange copper with a half finger of off-white head that settles to a thin ring around the glass. Good lacing and retention. 4/5

Smell: Caramel malt, honey and fruity/grassy hops. A little spiciness too. As it warms, some tropical citrus comes through, but it is not juicy-fresh. 4/5

Taste: Bready malt, caramel malt, grapefruit, and floral hop flavor. Bitter grassiness towards the finish with a residual bitterness that lingers nicely. The hoppiness has a little dirty spiciness to it too, but this character is not very prominent. As this beer warms and layers, it becomes palate wreckingly bitter/hoppy. 4/5

Mouthfeel: Very light in body for an imperial IPA, low carbonation. The bitterness really sits and layers on the tongue, slightly singeing while the brew sits on the palate. 4/5

Overall: A total hop bomb palate killer. Nothing special, but well done. Cheers.

Cost: $15 for a six pack.

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Photo of JohnnyHopps
3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I had this one fresh at the brewery in August, but just decided to crack open a bottle and review it. I remember when I had it on tap, I was not overly impressed.

Appearance - Poured into a snifter, the beer was the standard copper of a DIPA with very modest white bubbles floating at the top.

Smell - I do not get much in the aroma. There is more malt than hops or citrus.

Taste - The resin is at the front. It is like the most bitter lemon I have ever had. Any fruit presence is mild and toward the sides of the tongue. There is also a certain peppery spiciness to this one. The bitterness continues in the aftertaste. This fits the definition of what I would call a "hop bomb".

Mouthfeel - For a double, this seems a little thin to me. The relative thickness allows the bitterness to linger, I am waiting for a hidden aspect that never seems to happen.

Overall - I have had better DIPAs. I probably wouldn't seek this one.

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Photo of SHODriver
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours a deep golden orange with a two finger dense off white head
S: smells of pine, orange marmalade, and sweet citrus a little alcohol and a bit floral as well
T: woody and earthy hops and a bit of pine. bready malt backbone and a slight citrus flavor. aftertaste brings a kick of oily earthy hops and a bit of sweet malt struggles to come through
M: medium to full with slightly prickly carbonation, slightly slick and oily but not bad
O: A pretty tasty DIPA that is well made but doesn't really stand out. Definitely not overly sweet but still having something like balance.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Deep orange with a thin white head.

S - Sweet caramel malts upfront followed by some light tropical scents.

T - Big resinous hops hit right away. Some nice malty sweetness follows with a mild grapefruit taste. Hop bitterness stays on the palate for quite a while.

M - Heavy mouthfeel with low carbonation.

O - Big hop bomb. Pretty decent DIPA and quite enjoyable. Glad I got to try, but probably wouldn't seek out.

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Photo of TCgoalie
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

An offwhite head appears upon pouring into my pint glass. It is a cloudy golden color with a twinge of green. I attribute the cloudiness to the bottle conditioning.

The scent is pine heavy with some citrus notes. Some malt creeps in so I imagine it will be a well balanced taste.

I should have reviewed this earlier as my more fresh bottles had a more hop forward taste. A substantial caramel-biscuit malt backs a piney, citrusy hop bouquet.

A medium full feel in the mouth is complemented by soft edges on the tongue. This feels good in the mouth.

Thank you to Al for trading this to me, it is delicious. It is a rock solid DIPA. I wish this would fit into the seasonal rotation. I'd be fine if this replaced Liberator.

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Photo of MichPaul
4.49/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Getting to be kinda a hop head these days, I was excited to try this beer. So when I friend of mine traded me some, it was happy days for me! To put it lightly, this beer is for hop heads only!
It pours a cloudy amber color, with a good 1-2 finger head. Tons of lacing sticking on the glass all the way through this beer.
The aroma is one of the best things about this beer, to be compared with probably only Zombie Dust. Smells delightful, bursting with citrus.
If you love hops, you will love this beer. You get a tiny bit of citrus and a ton of hop flavor. OK, mostly hop flavor.
I wouldn't recommend this beer to the timid taste buds, but it's a hop heads dream come true. So use that for your recommendation!
I would buy a bottle or two to fit the mood from time to time.

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Photo of Gushue3
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Kris for this big time want as an extra. Poured into Kate '12 glass

A 1 finger white head with moderate retention. Murky, hazy orange body with some decent signs of carbonation. Head leaves some thick sticky lacing around the rim of the glass.

S Floral hops with some citrus behind it all. Light tropical fruit accompanies an earthy hop note as well. Smells nice

T Bitter earthy hops come out upfront. Bitter citrus shines nicely in the middle that follows to a big piney bitter finish that packs a punch. Very bitter DIPA that has some nice sweet notes.

M Medium mouthfeel with a slightly lower carbo feel. Drinks easy and finishes clean

O I liked the full out bitterness assault in this one. Feels nice and tastes pretty good too. I wouldnt mind some more citrus or floral hops but I cant complain too much.

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Photo of Thickfreakness
4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thank you Tony412 for the kindness!!!

A- Pours a very dark, dank, cloudy mustard yellow/brown into my DFH Signature glass. A huge 3 1/2 finger bright white head floats and clings to my glass leaving just a friggin' ton of thick and sticky lacing that never lets go! This has to be the thickest lacing I've ever seen!

S- Alot of fallen pine needles, some sweetness from the malt, and pineapple, mango, pink grapefruit and perhaps rye? Something in here is a little spicy. Not sure if it's rye malt, or maybe the yeast. Faint alcohol as it warms. Certainly NOT a CA citrus hop bomb! Very cool and different!

T- Sweet pineapple, bitter orange zest, mango, rye with caraway(?), thai basil, yellow grapefruit, and yeast. The hop flavors aren't off, but they seem a bit subdued by the spiciness and caramel sweetness. It's very tasty and not so easily defined... not a bad thing to keep sipping and guessing at the flavors.

M- Sugary sweet and packed with bitter citrus/pine punch! Candied lemon peel, rye(I can't stop feeling like there's some spicy rye in here), and fresh squeezed grapefruit. Definately strips your tongue and mouth pretty good.

O- Certainly not even in my top 20 IIPA's, but pretty cool and unique. Not a citrus bomb, nor is it a caramelly IIPA. It has some quality's I like, and some that I don't. It's a touch too bitter for my liking. Seems like a kinda neat Mid-West take on a IIPA.

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Photo of GoldenChild
4.48/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Brewed once 300 cases. Double Huma only available at the brew pub release party.

Poured into a glass.

A- Nice golden yellow, Cloudy, nice thick creamy white head.

S- Wow lots of In your face Citrus scent.

T- Citrus followed by big fat punch in the mouth of bitterness WOW. This is a great beer more West Coast style.

M- perfect mouth feel love the creaminess of the head.

O- This is a super beer and anyone that gets to try it will be privileged. Might Edit my review as I drink more of them. I did ask one of the bartenders at Shorts the ABV its 8.5%

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Photo of 33nickadams
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The color is a translucent amber-orange with a finger of head. Smells of citrus and floral hop tones. I smell some caramel and malt as well. Maybe even some chocolate? Mainly a floral hop experience when tasted, but the citrus doesn't lack. The malty backbone is well-represented, and supports the heavy hop presence. It's bitter, and it leaves the mouth dry as expected. No aftertaste. Just a nice hop experience through and through. Mouthfeel is somewhat on the heavy side, and it's well-carbonated. Overall, I bought a case at the Anniversary party and I'm looking forward in seeing how it plays out in the future. I'm thinking this won't be a one time brew and they'll brew this again. We're lucky to live in Michigan with not only great beer, but some of the best DIPA's in the country. Hopheads-don't miss out on this one.

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Photo of Bierlerner
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a deep golden orange. Thick white and creamy head that sits around forever
S- Sweet citrus, pine, grapefruit
T- Major grapefruit! Like actually eating a grapefruit. Some earthy hops. Nice balance of bready malts, though the hops kind of take over on this one.
M- Medium to full body. Prickly carb. Long, sticky, and dry finish.
O- A great DIPA. Major citrus and grapefruit with some woody/earthy/oaky character to it. Hops in the face are definitely there. Decent balance with the malt. Definitely want more.

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Photo of travMI13
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2012 vintage. 12 oz. bottle poured into a tall tulip.

A: Pours a deep, hazy grapefruit orange hue. 2 full fingers of creamy, off-white head sit atop the body. Outstanding head retention, and tons of lacing.

S: Massive grapefruit and orange notes. Some caramel notes in there as well from the malts. This smells great.

T: Big citrus hop flavor with some caramel maltiness mixed in. I taste a ton of orange on the finish. The heavy orange flavor really sets this apart and is one of my favorite things about this beer.

M: Creamy and highly carbonated. There is a bit of a slickness, and while the hops linger, it seems to be missing an oiliness or stickiness that I like in DIPA's.

O: This is another solid offering from Shorts, and a really good DIPA. However, just from the state of Michigan, there are many more that I would likely take over this one. If Short's released this as a seasonal at the right time, I would buy it. I would not, however, take it over Hopslam, The Oracle, Double Trouble, Double Crooked Tree, or even Shorts own The Liberator if they were in direct competition. Being a one time thing, though, any hop-head should definitely give this a try.

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Photo of founder26
4.26/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

fresh bottle poured into brandy glass.

A- brown/copper color, can't really see through it so very hazy. about a quarter finger off white head, lots of lacing and bubbles. Also not much carbonation.

S- Pine! A little mango, pineapple, and grapefruit. Once it warms I get more alchohol heat and sweetness, but still, ALOT of pine.

T- Up front is very bitter, a little hoppy but more bitter then anything. Middle was somewhat sweet and malty but a little more hoppy now. Finishes very dry, almost leaving cottonmouth but makes you want more!

M- Smooth and clean, but super dry and bittering

O- I really don't consider this anything like the regular huma. It reminds me alot of Firestones double jack, just not quite as piney and hot. Still an amazing double ipa worth seeking out, I really hope shorts starts bottling this year round... hint hint...

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