Lagunitas / Short's - Passion Grass West by Midwest Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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106 Ratings
Lagunitas / Short's - Passion Grass West by Midwest AleLagunitas / Short's - Passion Grass West by Midwest Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
lagunitas.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
We had a Joint Session with our friends at Short’s Brewing in Bellaire, Mich. to create this smooth and drinkable 4.6% ABV West by Midwest Ale. With some passion fruit juice added for that pleasant summery-ness and rounded off with a special zing of lemongrass, it’s best imbibed with your ‘buds … it’s good to have friends.

Added by superspak on 05-22-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
106
pDev:
11.81%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
14
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 106 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tracker83
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Apep66
4.07/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of zeff80
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle. Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a small, fizzy head of foam. It smelled of passionfruit, lemon grass and sweet caramel. Sweet passion fruit flavor with subtle caramel and mild bitterness.

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Claytonham34
3.92/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of pvibeer
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AnitaBrewski
3.91/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nick28
3.45/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into glass. No bottling date information found.
Slightly cloudy, straw colored body. Thin white head. Strings of lacing left behind.
Aroma is lemon grass and passion fruit.
Taste is lemon grass and passion fruit. Dry and grassy. Some lemon at the end.
Medium mouth feel. Good carbonation.
An ale which is flavored by lemon grass and passion fruit. Not very bright, but dry in finish.

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Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.81/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Franziskaner
3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Gold in color with a light haziness and some minuscule sediment present. There's a fingernail of off white around the rim and covering nearly all of the top. The aroma is a pleasant blend of passion fruit and lemongrass. The taste is much more lemongrass than passion fruit. There's a light cooling sensation to the palate from the lemongrass and it otherwise seems mildly carbonated considering the low abv, almost like a wild ale.

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Photo of Gajo74
3.89/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy golden orange color with a generous head. Good retention as a sudsy film retains throughout.
As the name suggests, there is a burst of passion fruit and lemongrass aromas upon opening the bottle. Dominant and fragrant, these aromas remain throughout.
The taste first offers up a juicy, even sweet, flavor of passion fruit. This is followed by a very grassy, and piny middle palate, and leads to a finish that has both a zesty and spicy burn. The palate then dries up, highlighting dry malt and a modest earthy hops bitterness. In the third phase, the lemongrass begins to shine and the palate and finish become lemony, almost tart.
Medium to light bodied with a crisp mouthfeel. The carbonation is tight, pretty much on par.
Interesting pale ale offering a unique take on the style due to its use of passion fruit and lemongrass. Refreshing and sessionable.

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Photo of WickedBeer
3.17/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.96/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of OregonGrown7
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DefenCorps
3.08/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Bottle from Trader Joe's.

A hazy orange with a dense, white head that falls off rapidly leaving little lacing, this looks OK. The nose is mildly passionfruit-like with some lemongrass as well. However, there's not a whole lot else going on. Hops are vague and muddled with a mild citrus note. Malt is straw like and ill-defined. This continues on the palate, where there is a pleasant tartness from the passionfruit and a nice zing from the lemongrass, but there's not much else going on. A little citrus, maybe some toast and honey. Light in body and moderately carbonated, with the acidity from the carbonation pairing nicely with the passionfruit tartness, this beer is disappointing.

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Photo of Agggraba
2.08/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Too aromatic and bitter. Comes off like poupouri.

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3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.42/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of prototypic
3.44/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Lagunitas / Short's - Passion Grass West by Midwest Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 106 ratings