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Goodnight Bodacious - Short's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

205 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 205
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 17
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: smakawhat on 06-15-2012)
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Stevedore
3.96/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, unknown bottling date. Generously extra'd to me by Kevin, thanks man. Poured into a Bell's snifter today, 3/18/2014.

App- Pitch black opaque body that does not illuminate at all. Nice two finger mocha head with very good retention and lacing. Looks like a nice American stout.

Smell- Milk chocolate roastiness mixed in with citrusy hop goodness. Very interesting and complex even given the Black IPA style. Must be the fact that its a double IPA as well.

Flavour- Doesn't taste quite as good as it smells. A muddled mix of citrus and floral hops with milk chocolate, earthy dark malt bitterness and roasted malts. Trying to get a bead on this, but it's like eating grapefruit dark chocolate, except its in liquid form. It kinda works, but it doesn't work, at the same time.

Mouthfeel- Full bodied, slick resinous finish that is also creamy due to good carbonation. A little bit of boozy heat on the back end. Definite sipper.

Overall- Very interesting smelling Black DIPA that kind of gets muddled on the palate. Perhaps there's too much clashing with each other in terms of the citrusy hop flavours and strong dark malts. Still, I enjoyed this beer and would enjoy it again if presented with the opportunity.

Photo of RusImpStoLuv
4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz into snifter. Looks like a stout from pour as well as throughout drinking it. Black body, creamy brown head, looks bodacious...
Hoppy on the nose, nice malt as well. Taste is unique, hard to pinpoint of this one bottle, but not bad by far.
Mouthfeel is a combo of porter and pale ale, not really dipa feel. Really smooth, creamy.
Overall, shes a keeper in my book. A different take on something that is a staple now in most fridges. Prost to Shorts on this one!

Photo of DMarlinJ
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Bartos
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of atone315
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of zacky_U
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of lochef81
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I've long been a doubter of Shorts Brewing but having tried this offering, I'm a step closer to being a believer. This ale pours a deep rich black (almost stout like) with a very slight tan head and substantial lacing. The nose is perplexing. There are substantial hop notes with a good deal of pine and grass along side those of coffee and carmely roasted malts. Unfortunately there is also something slightly off and skunky in nature. The mouthfeel is smooth and clean. Medium bodied with a nice coating feel. It is actually lighter than I would have guessed it to be. The flavors mirror the nose. With a bitter piney hoppiness upfront followed by a deep coffee/chocolaty malty sweetness. This is damn good and one of the best black ipas I've had. Maybe there is hope for Shorts yet.

Photo of rkf1976
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of GrizXTKEX519
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of AaronGreenman
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Fargrow
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of alelover
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Morakaton
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of ber12
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of J_Barrett
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Flopjack
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle into tulip

Appearance - Black with a 1 finger slightly off white beige head. Nice lacing.

Smell - Very rich in the dark malt category. Has dark coffee, dark chocolate, and sort of an in and out floral hop character that blends nicely with the roastiness.

Taste - First you get a nice semi piney, semi citrusy, resin, and bitterness. As the bitterness begins to mellow just slightly, you enter an entirely different stage of flavors. The end flavor is roasty and somewhat smokey flavor. You get some dark chocolate, coffee, char, and just slight bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Full bodied, medium carbonation, refreshing smooth.

Overall - Good beer. Unique style of beer. You feel as if your drinking two styles of beer at once. On one hand you have all of the citrusy goodness of an IPA, and on the other roasty characteristics that closely resemble a stout especially upon smell. Not dissipointed, glad I tried it.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of dmorgan310
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Goodnight Bodacious from Short's Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 205 ratings.