Superfluid - Short's Brewing Company
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Reviews by TheBrewo:
4.06/5 rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
We pour a brew of golden peach skin into our Founders snifters. It offers up a two finger head of jiggling, gelatinous white foam that shows excellent retention. Lacing is thick, caking around the glasses in sheets. A chill haze cuts through clarity, but no sediment is noted. Carbonation appears to be moderate. The nose blends notes of freshly juiced pear, tangerine, and peach fruitiness, orange skins, sticky aloe, sunblock creaminess, lactic acidity, fresh vanilla bean, pale, caramel, and cereal malt notes, toasted rye breadiness, oil crayons, soft buttery diacetyls, tree oak and sap, cooked toffee sugars, shortbread cookies, and grassy, herbal, and softly citric hoppiness. Our first impression is that the flavoring is fresh and intensely hoppy, but much, much bitterer than the nose would suggest. As we sip, the taste begins with bitterness of piney and oily citric hops, fusel booziness, metallic yeastiness, black pepper and burnt cinnamon spiciness, heavy musk, aromatic fruitiness and sweetness of nectarines, tangerines, and peaches, with enhanced notes of tropical mango and pineapple wash. The middle gives cereal and powdery pale maltiness, oat, bitter herbal and piney hops, green walnut skins, continued fusel ethanol, carrot tops and parsnip rootiness, white wine grape, mineral laden soil, creamy cheddar cheese mustiness, lavender, and medicinal phenol bitterness. The end comes through with a curious oaked muskiness, along with grassy hop resins, dripping wet pine cones, breakfast tea tannins, pencil lead, puckering grapefruit rind and pith, sidewalk chalk, melty candle waxiness, granular white sugar sweetness, dandelion petals, chewable vitamin dust, coconut oil, and pale, crystal, and softer rye maltiness. The aftertaste breathes of fumy ethanol, the craziest and sappiest piney hoppiness, coiny metallics, crushed aspirin and chemical phenol bite, rye and pale malt base, light caramel malt toastiness, buttery diacetyls, acrylic paint chips, and evasive hints at spent charcoal. The body is chewy and on the full side, while carbonation is medium but pervasively present. Each sip gives nicely creamy slurp, smack, froth, and foam, with gentle pop on the back. The mouth is coated and left dripping and syrupy, but is deeply puckered shortly thereafter. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks back rather nicely and conscientiously.
Overall, the most enjoyable thing about this beer is its aroma. It somehow finds a place between big and juicy and powerfully hoppy and resinous. This, by no means, prepares you for the flavor, which hits you like a speedboat cruising atop the superfluid. The hops are explosive, tangy, juicy, twiggy, oily, and above all, bitter. The manner in which you drink this beer actually has a profound effect on this flavoring. If you taste and assess, letting it linger on the buds, it becomes almost too intense, as the booze and resinous hoppiness really dig their heels in. If you gingerly sip it, on the other hand, you get almost an entirely different beer, with topical fruitiness striking an otherwise imperceptible balancing smoothness that is erased by too long a sip. Once you kind of figure this out, it makes the whole experience much more enjoyable and smooth. You can find your rating notes, but not get killed so you won’t taste anything else for the rest of the night. For the style all you would expect is there, and you will most likely not be disappointed if you can handle some of the more hoppy beers on the market. We are quite pleased to have tried this offering from Short’s as we were not too long ago discussing how we have yet to be blown away by one of their beers. This is a step in the right direction towards that goal.
Serving type: bottle
04-12-2014 22:14:56 | More by TheBrewo
More User Reviews:
3.94/5 rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Pours a clear golden yellow with good clarity. Some wispy lace, but zero head retention. Smells amazing - huge bouquet of flowers, fruity, resinous, malty. Taste follows - big bitter hop forward bruising the palate. Balanced with some malts, but the astringent drying mouth feel takes over. Overall, this is a solid DIPA from Shorts.
Serving type: bottle
05-30-2014 03:10:07 | More by andrewjraab
3.95/5 rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - pours a golden orange glowing hazed color with a nice finger of white head with steady yet thin lacing.
S - Delicious citrus mix with sweet malty caramel. Definitely some resinous orange and lemon rinds.
T - Wow. Big resinous and mango flavor. Lots of sweet alcohol astringency. Odd sweetness that I presume to be a combination of the alcohol and the malt sweetness (honey like). Overall quite good but the alcoho/honey sweetness at the finish is a bit offputting.
M - mediumish bodied with fairly song carbonation. Overall quite drinkable (aside from that alcohol)
Serving type: bottle
05-18-2014 23:01:13 | More by MacQ32
3.33/5 rDev -19.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Appearance: a deep but dull golden orange. completely hazy and opaque. a small white head that fades quickly and leaves nothing behind
Smell: mango, papaya, and other juicy tropical fruits. pine and resiny hops. a fair amount of sweetness but not much too it.
Taste: opens with papaya quickly cut by hop resin. lots of tropical fruits including mango, and pine. backend has some sweetness, maybe some honey. super resiny hops. some alcohol.
Mouthfeel: medium body, lots of lingering resiny bitterness. and a fairly bit of warmth
Overall: lots of great tropical fruits but a bit too much of an intense hop resin for me. also the alcohol and associated heat for me in the style
Serving type: bottle
05-17-2014 22:54:45 | More by SportsandJorts
Superfluid from Short's Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.