Short's Pandemonium Pale Ale | Short's Brewing Company

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Short's Pandemonium Pale AleShort's Pandemonium Pale Ale
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3.62/5
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Short's Pandemonium Pale AleShort's Pandemonium Pale Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This blessed, coppered colored ale lends it’s hue to hearty pale ale malts and hand selected specialty grains. Glacier hops balance the wort resulting in  hoppy, and earthy flavors which compliment the core beer base.
49 I.B.U.’s
12.8 deg.  Plato
5.4% A.B.V.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-19-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,227
Reviews:
230
Ratings:
554
pDev:
12.15%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of stadmo1
3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gravewalker
3.81/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jsh420
3.69/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.45/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stakem
3.2/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into a cervoise appears a hazy copper color with a khaki colored head that fades leaving webby lacing.

Aroma is herbal and pine-like with slight citrus, fruit, pith and pulp. Not bad but not bright by any means either.

Taste brings much of the same hop character but with a firm caramel malt backing. There is an aftertaste to this that almost seems phenolic/smokey which is peculiar but the dominating flavors are hoppy bitterness.

Medium in body, modestly carbonated. Not bad, not good. I dont feel like I need to buy this again.

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Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.92/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

One of my favorite pale ales. I was sad to see this one go as a year round offering (although Space Rock, its replacement, is no slouch). Available again in the recent variety pack, this pale ale is a malty and slightly fruity quaffer that would welcome anytime. Pour is a hazy gold with a finger of white foam. Despite the label's warning, there isn't too much bitterness at all, and would probably be acceptable to most people who won't drink APAs or IPAs because they're "too hoppy".

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Photo of EdFed
3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DanGeo
3.49/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jschott75
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jackalope1977
3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of red94tt
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Billydoughnuts
3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigleague
3.52/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed at Joe Short's 37th birthday party at HopCat GR 12/16/15

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Photo of mklisz
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mpeter
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rapayn01
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Part of a flight at the brewpub. It wasn't especially memorable, but it was a solid example of the style. I'd drink it again if given the opportunity as it had enough hop to suit my tastes.

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Photo of pat61
4.21/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours hazy gold under a ½” white foam collar. S: Light fruit, light malt. T: Fruit up front with peach and plum over a mellow malt backbone and a balancing hop bitterness. F: Medium body and carbonation. O: A very pleasant pale ale.

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4.14/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.9/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MIbeer27
3.72/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Short's Pandemonium Pale Ale from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 554 ratings