Space Rock | Short's Brewing Company

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3.75/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
shortsbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Space Rock is a light-bodied American Pale Ale with prominent floral and orange peel-like hop aromas. Only the slightest grainy malt qualities are detectable, as assertive bitter flavors of citrus rind and dandelion leaf take hold. The finish lingers with a waning bitterness that’s not overly dry.

All Space Rock packaged on or after 8/1/2015 is proven to be gluten removed. Space Rock sold on tap may contain trace amounts of gluten from beer poured previously.

Added by superspak on 12-17-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#25,583
Reviews:
55
Ratings:
349
pDev:
11.47%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
95
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 349 |  Reviews: 55
Photo of Jdra
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of prototypic
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beersampler6
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very nice pale ale, pours a clear golden color with some foamy white head and very spotty lingering lacing. Smells mainly of some bitter citrus zest hops and a little piney hops. Tastes similarly, along with some malt, herbal hops and biscuit. Fair amount of bitterness but pretty well-balanced with the malt backbone. Smooth thin mouthfeel, good carbonation. Not the best beer I’ve had from this brewery but still a solid brew. Also amazing that it’s made gluten-free.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.37/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Blackop555
3.62/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours deep gold. Foamy, medium white head fades slowly with light lacing.

Smells pine, citrus peel, toasted malt and light grassy.

Tastes citrus peel, pine, lightly grassy and a hint of toasted malt. Finish is dry with a pine and bready linger. Medium body and fizzy lower carbonation.

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Photo of Phoodcritic
3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tallshmo
2.72/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of mpyle
3.43/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale amber color, hop cloudy, pours a nice sized white head, creamy and lingering.

Sweet aroma with some mango and other fruit. Hints of butter?

Nice fruity hop flavors in line with the aroma, but also some flavor hints of diacetyl. A little flabby and sweet up front before the hop bitterness kicks in. Sharp bitterness lingering into the finish.

Medium body and carbonation. Borderline astringent on tongue - unpleasant bitterness could be a sign of oxidation.

Overall seemed a little off to me, with what I perceived as flaws overwhelming some hints of a nice hop character.

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Photo of seakayak
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hoptometrist
4.13/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of stadmo1
3.52/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of heddar33
3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fading2black
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rostie
1/5  rDev -73.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of IndySuds
2.8/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ode_to_Silence
3.82/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BenHoppy
4.63/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jmd88
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.56/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on date of 08/25/17

Appearance - Pours with a slight haziness, golden in color with a white, half-finger width head. Fair retention results in a thin, broken layer of suds across the surface. Lacing comes through as broken webbing and spotting.

Smell - Aroma is displays fair dank, a hint of citrus and a touch of lightly toasted bread.

Taste - Follows the nose. Moderately dank hops with a slight citrus edge. Solid biscuity malt undertone. Quick finish turns decidedly bitter with a grapefruit pith character that lingers long in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Light, nigh watery body with moderate carbonation. Goes down easy enough before a dry finish.

Overall - Fair pale, but like the other gluten-free or reduced brews Ive had it comes across incomplete. I guess it's a great brew for those sensitive to gluten; I'm glad I'm not.

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Photo of Jglaser451
3.24/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ribby
3.62/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I detect no malt flavor in this, it's all hops. I'm not a great hop taster, but I would say it is piney and fresh. Would compare favorably to so-called session iPad. Would also go well in a Black and Tan. Rating docked due to lack of balance.

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Photo of CreightonSM
3.06/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of ks_goblue
4.12/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Beautiful color, long lasting head, hint of grapefruit, piney, nice flavor.

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Photo of chicagoish
2.79/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of brewtalthrone
3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Space Rock from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 349 ratings