Short's Rich's RIPA | Short's Brewing Company

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

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by BeerBeing on 02-25-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 9
Photo of mikesgroove
3.11/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I was very excited to try this one as it truly is right up my alley. Served cold and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 07/25/2010.

The pour was a nice light amber color that was more then adequately carbonated which led to a really nice looking head of about two inches on the top of the glass that never did fade much beyond that.

Aroma was hard to find at first, a bit let down here. Nice citrus hops were located, clean, crisp, with a noted spiciness to them which gave it a nice balance and a bit of an interesting tone, but I had to look to hard to find it. Same problem here as we moved over into the flavor, just did not hold up as well as I would have hoped. It had elements of a bright, clean flavor, notes of citrus, and light bready malts, but just did not do it for me. Really light body and good carbonation led to it certainly being drinkable, just not outstanding.

Overall a good offering, but it could have used a bit more to round it out.

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Photo of claminat420
3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- poured a slightly dark transparent amber/reddish color. fluffy slightly off white colored head. lacing was heavy than gone if that makes sence.

S- a perfect balance of malt and citrus hops comming at ya.

T- really clean and sharp from the rye. the citrus hops are nice but i also noticed a slight pine taste which made it better.

M- heavy bodied. good carbonation.

D- if you can get past the heavy body then you will be clear sailing.

Overall- i was told from the dude where i got this that it was only 4.(something) percent abv. i drank the whole 6 pack and felt buzzed but not hammered drunk that i think a 6.5abv would do to me. it's a great brew to have but if you're also wanting to get hammered you better have some time.

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Photo of chinabeergeek
4.23/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on-tap during the short's throwdown at the roadhouse, in brookline, ma, on april 24, 2009, the week of the craft brewers conference.

pale amber, almost clear. good foamy head, lasts as thin layer all the way. good lacing, esp the first half of the glass.

classic IPA aromas of caramel malt, hint of apple esters, and piney citrusy hops, but with a spicy and faintly acidic bite. hints of caraway seed? black pepper?

taste: malty rye bread, but more in the background, as the hoppy resins take over with bold bitterness, meeting the similarly bold spiciness and caraway/pepper note. malt and esters peek in again in the finish, which is otherwise flavorfully bitter, resinous and spiced. those resins really linger too.

medium body, almost smooth, but punctuated quickly by acidic and resinous astringency and a crisp but otherwise moderate carbonation.

*note - i spoke to the short's crew present at the event. they say NO caraway or any other spicing was added. just lots and lots of rye! wow!

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Photo of Seahorse
2.24/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I like beers brewed with Rye and love IPA's, but this was a beer that I couldn't stomach. Left a very bad aftertaste and reminded me of a spoiled Huma Lupa, (if there is such a thing). I wouldn't order another of these if you paid me. Not sure if it was a bad batch, cause I really dig Short's beers.

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Short's Rich's RIPA from Short's Brewing Company
3.66 out of 5 based on 9 ratings.
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