Juicy Brut | Short's Brewing Company

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Average: 3.77 | pDev: 9.55%

Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 35

#37 ranked American Brut IPA | 4.20% ABV

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

Notes: Year-round availibility. Juicy Brut is a sessionable Ale with the best of both hop juiciness and brut dryness. It has a relentless tropical aroma emphasized by the increased carbonation level. This easy-drinking beer has a light body filled with tropical, juicy flavors before finishing dry.
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Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 35
Photo of lewdwig
3.55/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can into a "Florida's Treasure Coast" pint glass. Light yellow with a hint of green, slight cloudiness and a finger of quickly dissipating foam. Fruity, hoppy smell. Taste is citrus and pine. Bruts, to me, seem to have a distinct background taste - amylase(?) - not offensive, just noticable. Thin, like a low ABV summer beer should be. I like it.

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Photo of Raime
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Over a thousand reviews and according to BA this is my first ever Brut IPA. Part of a mix a six from Kroger. Let's give it a shot.

Look - A relatively pale shade of amber with a crystal clarity. Head is slightly off white and rises up to about a finger. Stick is moderate upon a finished glass.

Smell - The typical low ABV IPA suspects. Fruity with some malt. You know what I mean.

Taste - Small grapefruit with some floral aspects. Lemon. A typical low ABV hop profile.

Feel - Fairly light bodied with a low carbonation. Swallows rather bitter though super easy and doesn't linger too long.

Overall - I actually like this more than q lot of lower abv run of the mill ipa brews. The drying factor cuts the sweetness that tends to bother me after multiples of them. Isn't earth shattering but a good drink for a warm Michigan night. As always, give it a shot and come to your own conclusions.

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Photo of chinchill
3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can with a 12 March 2019 date stamp.
Clear pale amber body.
Mild clean hop-dominated aroma with moderately strong, hoppy flavor.
Medium body with lively carbonation and a dry finish.
Overall: kind of a cross between a NE IPA and a Brut IPA.

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Photo of beersampler6
3.76/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very light, refreshing, easy to drink brut IPA that I sampled on tap at a local gastropub. Pours a slightly hazy lighter yellow-orange color with some very scant head and no lacing. Smells more subtly of fresh citrus zest hops, malt and vanilla. Tastes mainly of some lemon, orange, tangerine and pineapple zest fruity hops along with some weaker vanilla, bread and a nice sweeter malt backbone. Smooth, thin, mild mouthfeel and good carbonation. Very easy to drink and enjoy - definitely sessionable.

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Photo of ovaltine
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A golden yellow color with a pillowy white head after an aggressive pour, this beer is very hazy, but not milkshake hazy. The first thing I think when I take a big whiff is “dank,” not something I associate with a brut or session IPA. Interesting.

The taste also has the dank, accompanying the juicy, with ripe oranges and grapefruit rind flavors notable, lending a nice bitterness to this beer that straddles styles.

The mouthfeel is indeed dry, and at 4.4% ABV, this is indeed crushable. This could have a spot in my summer “hop refresher” rotation. Nicely done by Short’s, IMHO.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Canned 1/30/19; drank 3/8/19 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque yellow/orange appearance.

A violent pour yielded a small bright white head; minimal frothy lace.

Grapefruit, mango & dry grass notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Grapefruit, wheat & mild lemon flavors up front; dry, yeast-y notes on the finish.

Like the dregs of a champagne bottle mixed with an IPA. OK, but not for me.

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Photo of superspak
4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 1/23/2019. Pours lightly hazy pale golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and rocky white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Thick soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big mandarin orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, guava, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/zest, wood, light peppercorn/pine, cracker, white bread dough, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big mandarin orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, guava, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/zest, wood, light peppercorn/pine, cracker, white bread dough, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of mandarin orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, guava, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/zest, wood, light peppercorn/pine, cracker, white bread dough, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate pale malt flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness balance, and no lingering hop astringency after the finish. Fairly crisp/clean finishing. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, and fairly sticky mouthfeel that is fantastic. Slight lingering resins/rinds after the finish. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.2%. Overall this is an excellent Brut IPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink with the mellowly bitter/drying finish, not aggressive. Very flavorful and not watery for the ABV. Feels like a lot of Galaxy, Mosaic, Citra. Extremely juicy, vibrant, and fairly dank/earthy hops; with a great balancing pale malt backbone for the ABV. Minimal residual sweetness with lingering crisp dryness. A really enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

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Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice addition to the Short's flagship family. Poured from bottle to snifter. Pale straw in color with a finger of foam. Not too much retention, some spotty lacing. Nice bubbly carbonation. Aromas of mango and papaya and white grape and Cracker, all of which carry over to the flavor. Dry finish, as expected. Very light feel.

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Photo of 98green
3.31/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This one goes a bit too far on the champagne brut side for me. If you like that angle of yeast funk, you will love this one. I certainly appreciate the effort of a low ABV ipa-ish beer, but this one is not for me. The juicy might be there for some, but the champagne yeast is just too forward for me

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Juicy Brut from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 35 ratings