Superfluid - Short's Brewing Company

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Ratings: 201
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 8.47%
Wants: 13
Gots: 28 | FT: 2
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Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: Zaphog on 06-14-2013

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Reviews by lochef81:
Photo of lochef81
3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This limited offering from Shorts pours a hazy orange copper color with a small white head that gives way to a nice film and lacing. The nose is dominated by tropical fruit, citrus, and pine. It smells fresh and very bitter. The body is light to medium with a great coating quality and lingering flavor. The flavor is very bitter with an abundance of pine as well as some tropical citrus. There is a very slight vanilla malt note but it is subtle at best. This is one of the better offerings from a brewer that I am not a fan of. It is very good but still not great.

More User Reviews:
Photo of tectactoe
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap, Michigan Summer Beerfest 2013. I've been excited to try this one ever since Short's announced it at their taproom, so I made sure to make a special trip to their booth to try it. It pours a befuddled amber with some lighter, orange peel tints at cascading outward. A foamy, off-white head beams up and softly sits on top of the beer for a good, long while. Some chunky spots of lacing are left behind.

Hoppy! Full of leafy, kind of grassy-resinous hops with some ashy and herbaceous undertones, like eating a mouthful of greens. Citrus peels and grapefruit pith abound; you're getting the bitterness and astringency of the fruity notes on the nose, rather than the juicy and sweet, fleshy aromas. Isn't it amazing how hops can introduce both leafy/green and citrus/fruit notes in both flavor and aroma? Superfluid does a great job showcasing the American hop varieties.

The description lists Superfluid as 177 IBUs... a number like that is something to gawk at. I begin thinking of beers around 100-120 IBUs that are insanely bitter and it makes me shiver to think of how this one will taste. The first sip, though, is not as intimidating or insane as the numbers might make you think. Sure, the hops are mildly abrasive and bitter, but after all, it's a double IPA, right?

Leaves, faint ashy, and some piney resins bite the tongue with some white pepper sprinkled grapefruit peels and orange skins. The malt backbone is actually quite nice - toasted bread, with a very light, imparted balancing sweetness that doesn't distract. I like seeing monster IPAs like this without the use of "caramel-or-darker" malts... Those beers often tend to be too sweet. I'd much rather have out of kilter bitterness than a sticky, messy, sweet DIPA.

Back o' the tongue bitterness in the finish with some more dry hops and bitter citrus remains. Superfluid leaves your mouth and palate feeling coated and resinous for sure, but falls just shy of being too sticky or tenacious. Medium bodied with a medium-high amount of carbonation that rolls nicely across the palate; slick, oily, resinous, and sharp.

Aside from The Liberator (which, to be fair, is only around 7.4% ABV), I think this is the only "true" double IPA that I've had from Shorts, since I've missed out on Aww Jeah the last few times it has been out, and I'm quite impressed. This is a very solid DIPA with a heavy, but not overly insane amount of bitterness and the perfect amount of malt parity. I'd love to see this stuff in bottles one day - it's too good not to share with the masses.

Photo of Roguer
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a small, one finger solid white head. Brew is a beautiful cloudy orange-gold amber, translucent with a lot of action if you look closely. Head retention is solid, and not much lacing to speak of.

Major hop bomb aroma! Tangerines first, but then mangoes and passionfruit, and a hint of dankness. Biscuit malts in the background.

Flavor follows the nose: it's not as aggressively bitter or acidic as you might expect, instead really continuing to ride a wave of tropical fruit notes, with a hint of grapefruit peel in the background (and on the aftertaste). It finishes on a wave of starfruit and peach. Really unbelievably juicy. Malts and water I'm sure provide it a nice back-bone, but beyond a hint of biscuit, I'm not getting much malt.

A little syrupy on the feel, but it's sufficiently lively and definitely drinkable.

This is truly excellent; I'm really digging it.

Thanks to beer-wheezy for sending along this fantastic local brew!

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.72/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Golden orange body. Small, fleeting head. Very thin collar.

Smell - Citrus and a very distinct herbal aroma. The citrus overpowers it, along with some pale malts.

Taste - Orange citrus. Grapefruit. Gets more grapefruity. Musty finish. Slightly bitter. That herbal flavor comes back in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Sweet up front and then a pretty aggressive bitterness. Medium low carbonation.

Overall - Strange herbal flavor, but it doesn't detract. I rather like it.

Photo of Flopjack
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle into tulip

Appearance - Pale orange when held up to light, some copper tones, 1/2 finger white head and nice lacing.

Smell - Lots of tropical fruit citrus, mango, pineapple, papaya, floral pine, and subtle grapefruit.

Taste - Starts out with tropical fruit, mango, pineapple, papaya and even ever so subtle coconut. Now moving into a tart bitterness you get floral pine, resin and grapefruit zest and even subtle zest of orange and clementine. A little alcohol presence that becomes stronger as the beer warms.

Mouthfeel - Medium/full bodied, medium carbonation, refreshing, smooth.

Overall - Good beer. Double American India Pale Ale. Complex, unique, and I'm glad I tried it.

Photo of deakin
4.07/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Goldenrod, slightly hazy
A: Tangerine, fresh orange juice, little bit of spruce or pine
T: Crisp and pleasant. Lots of juicy hop flavor. Slightly resinous finish with some alcohol burn.
F: Slick, expands a bit in the finish
O: Very nice DIPA. There's enough bitter hop presence to balance out the juice flavors. If you like orange juice you'll like this.

Photo of Copernicandream
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

From a 12 oz bottle into a tulip.

A: Dark copper with some golden orange, minimal head that fades quickly. Leaves a very sticky lacing.

S: A herbal hop symphony, reminds me of spring salad mix - Amaranth and Mizuna (California Peppergrass). The hop profile is very spicy with a moderate amount of grapefruit, I personally get minimal pine on the nose. Faint notes of a boring malt backbone.

T: Bitter and biting. All the way through. Its a double IPA - it does it well but is slightly exaggerated. There is a very early caramel malt sweetness that is quickly and entirely enveloped by the hops. The grapefruit is much more pronounced on the tongue. That bitterness lasts well through the late palate and just wont die in the aftertaste.

M: Perfect. Full mouth coating and "resinous" as described by the brewer. The malt balance and viscosity is absolutely perfect for the style.

O: An excellent / very good example of the style. +1 for grapefruit. Not the absolute best I have ever had, but at the price point the best you can probably get for your dollar.

Photo of buschbeer
3.79/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 fl. oz bottle
Served in a snifter

It is a lighter shade of amber and hazy. It is topped with a couple inches of off-white head.

I get some citrus at first, but the pine comes through and dominates the smell afterward.

On the first sip I taste some caramel malt and citrus. Then comes the resiny pine forest. It is loaded with pine for all you pine lovers.

Medium mouthfeel. Plenty of carbonation.

I prefer citrus and tropical fruit characteristics in my IPA's. I'll leave this one to the pine lovers out there. It's good but not in my wheelhouse. I'm glad I got to try it.

Photo of K_Diggity
4.96/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Excellent double ipa. Wonderful hop flavor with just the right amount of malt flavor.Notes of citrus made this a wonderful beer. Reminded me of a better version of FatHead Headhunter (I know. Not a DIPA). Well done, Shorts Brewery.

Photo of StoutHunter
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I picked up a bottle of Short's Superfluid last week for $1.89 at The lager Mill. I've been wanting to try this beer and I was happy to see it on this years bottling schedule, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date, but I know it's fresh. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle in to a snifter.

A- The label looks pretty good, it's got a nice look to it and I like the story behind this beer, I think it's a little eye catching. It poured a slightly orange golden color that took on more of a orange hue when held to the light with two fingers of somewhat creamy white head that died down to a thin ring that stays till the end and it left some spotty and patchy lacing behind. This was very nice looking beer, the head and lacing were nice and I really like the color.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness followed by the hops being the first to show up and they impart a huge fruity aroma with some tropical fruit and peach like aromas sticking out the most with some piney and slightly floral aromas in the background. Up next comes the malts which impart a light sweet malt and slightly grainy aromas with some doughy yeast aromas in the background. Towards the end I get this real unique coconut and pineapple like aroma. This beer had a really nice aroma, it was full of nice fruity aromas and that coconut and pineapple aspect was pretty unique and not expected.

T- The taste seems to be pretty similar to the aroma and it starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness followed by the hops being the first to show up and they impart that same aspect that they did in the aroma, first comes that fruity/tropical fruit flavors with some piney and floral hops in the background and right after comes the coconut and pineapple with the coconut seeming to stick out a little more. Up next comes a light malt flavor with some sweet and slightly grainy malt flavors showing up with a light amount of doughy yeast in the background and a slight alcohol flavor. On the finish there's a lower amount of high bitterness, with some lingering bitterness, fruity hops, pineapple and coconut flavors showing up in the aftertaste. This was a very nice tasting beer, it was really unique tasting and i can't say that I've had a DIPA that has tasted similar.

M- A little smooth, fairly clean, crisp, a little refreshing, on the thicker side of being medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. This beer had a pretty good mouthfeel that worked well with this beer.

Overall I thought this was a very nice beer and a very nice and unique example of a DIPA, it had all the bitterness that I would expect from the style, but instead of a typical DIPA hop profile this beer went in a different direction that I don't think I've seen any other DIPA go and it's a little hard to believe that there were no crazy adjuncts thrown into this beer. This beer had nice drinkability, it was a little smooth, fairly clean, crisp, a little refreshing, not too filling and the taste did a nice job at holding my attention, but I think one would be my limit since I think the bitterness would start to wear on me a little. What I like the most about this beer was how unique it was, there's no confusing this beer with an average DIPA. What I liked the least about this beer was the drinkability, it wasn't bad, but i think if the bitterness was toned down just a slight bit then it would make it a little more drinkable and I would contemplate having two. I would for sure buy this beer again, I think it's all gone around here, but I would for sure get a six pack if they bottle it again next year. I would recommend this to people who like DIPA's especially if you like them pretty bitter. All in all I was little impressed with this beer, since it's a Shorts beer I expected it to be good, but I had no clue it was going to go in the direction that it did and I didn't mind it one bit, like a lot of Shorts brews it sets itself apart from the pack and I like that. It isn't my favorite DIPA, but it's up there as one of the more unique ones I've had and I think it's one the better DIPA's that Shorts makes that I have tried. Great job Shorts, this was a really nice beer, keep up the great and creative work.

Photo of Zaphog
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Short's. Poured into an imperial pint glass.

L: Beautiful sparkling orange/copper in color, translucent with a 1.5 finger bone white head that dissipates to about a quarter of an inch.

S: Resiny, orange, grapefruit & loads of citrus aromas.

T: Resiny stickiness, tons of citrus, grapefruit, orange, tangerine, bitter orange rind, sugary, bright and biting hops. A welcomed in your face and lasting bitterness. A slight biscuit maltiness.

M: A touch lighter than medium body, making it very drinkable for a DIPA. Moderate carbonation. Sticky.

O: A very enjoyable DIPA. Quite drinkable and a nice citrus hop bomb. Short's is killing it in the IPA game lately! I really wish they'd bottle this one. My fav hoppy beer from Short's!

Photo of SportsandJorts
3.84/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of blankenhoney
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle dated 3.16.15 and enjoyed today, Easter Sunday 2015

A: Hazy bronze or golden orange

S: Bit of lemon peel, but mostly a thick, rich grassiness or herbal character. Can't really think of another IPA or DIPA with this kind of nose. It'

T: Unique flavor profile: on the breadier, grassier, and resinous side of things, with a very light hoppiness underneath. Really enjoyable, but I can't put my finger on what it is I like about this beer, which is the same thing that makes it stand out from most beers in this style.

M: Dry, thick, and a bit sappy, but very easy drinking. A good deal of white grapefruit pith makes for a dry and bitter finish.

O: A great beer with a pleasant and unique flavor. No hop bitterness, none of that caramel sweetness that afflicts so many pretender DIPAs, yet not very hoppy or bitter. Just a tasty, tasty beer.

Photo of Drk93TT
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brewed 9 days before cracking the first one open and into a pint glass.

Medium orange in color with a nice lingering 1/2 finger head throughout the experience.

Smells like hops..hops.. and more hops. Pine ... guava.. grapefruit.. citrus and slight malty sweetness here.

Bitter and juicy FRESH hops balanced with the malt well, and the piney alcohol burn at about 8% is definitely on the back end and detected.

Mouthfeel is interesting. Medium bodied and balanced with what id imagine is a 2 simple yet perfect malt profile... which is nice and different from most doubles on the market today.

Must try if you can get your hands on some. Another home run for shorts in my eyes.

Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a hazy copper with a thin foamy head. Light amount of sticky lacing.

S - Light aroma of tropical fruits (mango, papaya, & orange) and piney hops.

T - Follows the nose. Lots of tropical fruits (papaya, orange, mango, and orange peel) with big biting piney hops. Finish has lasting hop bitterness.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Sticky resinous finish.

O - A very nice DIPA with a nice blast of hops and citrus. A another nice offering for Short's.

Photo of TheBrewo
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

Photo of justinp444
4.82/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass this double IPA has a hazy orange color with a billowing white head. The smell is of grass, earth, and a big lingering citrus. The taste is tropical fruit, mango, pineapple, sweet papaya, orange, light lemon, and very bitter. Notes of earthy, piney, and grassy hops with a nice light malt background.

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 3/4/2014. Pours lightly hazy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, papaya, citrus rind, floral, grass, light pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity of citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of big tangerine, grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, papaya, citrus rind, pine, floral, grass, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of earthy pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, papaya, citrus rind, pine, floral, grass, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity of bright citrus/pine hops with light-moderate malt sweetness; with a crisp malt/bitterness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent DIPA. All around great complexity of citrus/pine hops and light-moderate malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

Photo of PaulyB83
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a tulip glass. Bottled on 03/04/14

A- Pours a deep gold with medium white head that sticks around for a bit. Very slight amount of haziness.

S- Pine, citrus, maybe a little tropical or berry. Getting a light buttery aroma as well, maybe some diacetyl?

T- Lots of pine, citrus and floral. Any tropical notes in the aroma a covered up. Big lingering bitterness, alcohol is well hidden.

M- Pretty dry, carbonation is right, nice medium.

O- A nice really West coast style DIPA with big pine, floral and citrus with a big bitterness. Drinks pretty easy for a big beer and I really like the simple malt bill. One of the best piney IPAs from Michigan that is up there with the bitter and piney Bell's Oracle.

Photo of Tripel_Threat
4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into trusty tulip glass. Pours a clear, crisp, golden yellow with two fingers fizzy white head that dissolves into a white cap with streaky lacing. Aroma of citrus and cracker, freshly pressed lemon and orange. Something tropical. Underneath that is pine, pine juuust peeking through. Mouthfeel is thinner than most DIPAs I've tried; taste is some citrus, malt upfront but a big ol' pine bomb on the back end. Booze is well hidden, until the glass warms a bit. Somehow the aroma hides the pine and the booze very well. Halfway through the glass the pine explosion smooths out, leaving just a pine bite on the aftertaste.
Glad I have another bottle in the fridge to enjoy later on.

Photo of hardysf
4.61/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very light color. Strong Hop aroma. Very Piney hop taste. Tasty beer, bottle was eight days old.

Maybe could use just a bit more malt.

Photo of rudzud
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Received as an extra in a trade.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a slightly hazy golden orange hue with a thin one finger head that faded slowly to leave a sudsy blanket and light halo.

S - Aromas of citrus, light tropical notes, mango, papaya, oranges. Little bit of alcohol and oily peel.

T - Taste is similar to the nose. Nice citrus peel, oranges mostly, oily citrus, faint tropical notes, light alcohol, some malty backbone. Very pleasant bitterness on the finish.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated. Clean, bit boozy.

O - Overall this was a tasty DIPA offering from Short's. Pleasant surprise!

Serving Type: Bottle

Photo of mothman
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Golden orange in color. White head with lace.

Flavor is massive tropical fruits. Pineapple and mango show a lot. Some papaya and a big juicy orange flavor in the finish. Very juicy. Earthy and piney hops. A nice amount of bitterness. Some sweetness.

Very enjoyable dipa. Well done.

Photo of uptown
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Light amber color with hints of orange and gold. The smell is fantastic. Strong but pleasant citrus smell; it is almost tropical. The taste follows, but is much deeper. Strong grapefruit in the taste and a bit earthy. Overall this is a really good beer. Another fine use of american hops by one of the best.

Photo of maximum12
3.65/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's Short's time, which means another bottle from the fast-vanishing pile sent me by tectactoe. 12 oz. bottle of stuff I wish I'd had when my car starting gushing oil from a punctured oil pan last week. But I digress. Nastily.

The pour is thoroughbred IPA orange, plenty of zizazz. Nose is fruity without being offensive to the style: orange juice, lemon, citrus with a bite. I like the bus schedule, so let's hop on.

Superfluid is dripping. Taste aside, the brew is leaking wet hops all over my man cave floor (covered, of course, in tastefully neutral carpeting). No dankness....but it's a mystery. How can a beery liquid feel more wet than the previous beery liquid? I'll be thinking about that at 4AM. Taste hews to more standard IIPA territory: hops bring a handful of mild earthiness, moderate bitterness, mixed gift basket of sweet tropical fruits, ending with a solid bite of pine. One bottle? Keine problem.

Stabbing bitterness cut with sweet light fruits make for a good beer that I'm sucking down in a hurry. Hop wetness is the high point here.

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Superfluid from Short's Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 201 ratings.