Honey Badger - Short's Brewing Company
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3.6/5 rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Thanks to tectactoe Short's has been constantly on-deck for the past couple weeks as I've thinned the ranks. Time for another reaping. 12 oz. bottle with a cultural reference I keep seeing but I'm never going to bother to look up.
Pour is the love child between black & ladybug red. Attendant carbonation is low. The nose is a cup of coffee that's been spilled into the top of the Christmas tree & just dripped onto the neutral carpet. Interesting.
Honey Badger is damn aggressive & if that's the reference, it's hit the target. Coffee claws its way through the roof of my mouth & right up into my upper nasal cavity: damn. Piney hops get fifth or sixth fiddle. Plinky sweetness right at the end. Lack of complexity & the finishing sweet (honey?) makes this a nice sipper I could drink through a straw.
Simple, direct, tasty. Not earth-shaking, but a good, solid beer.
Serving type: bottle
04-27-2014 02:37:17 | More by maximum12
3.55/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass
Appearance is a very dark brown with a small amount of tan head that dissipates quickly.
Smell is delicious, a nice mix of floral and citrus hops, sweet notes of honey, as well as roasted malts.
Taste is a bit less appealing, it is very bitter, almost astringent, followed by overwhelming roasted malt flavors.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a nice amount of carbonation. The roasted flavors really stick to your tongue.
Overall I feel kind of let down, the smell of the beer is great but the flavors aren't balanced, with the bitterness and roastiness overwhelming any sweetness.
Serving type: bottle
04-15-2014 23:17:02 | More by Dave_in_GR
Honey Badger from Short's Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.