Batch 10000
Short's Brewing Company

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Short's Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
Brut IPA
4.13 | pDev: 7.51%
Dec 11, 2022
Feb 24, 2019
Double Brut IPA with mango and black currant celebrating the 10,000th batch brewed at Short’s. Powerful flavors of mango fruitiness and black currant tartness blend with alcohol notes from the high ABV. A huge amount of hops contributes to a palate coating body that smooths as you enjoy more. The burnt orange color is indicative of the warming finish
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Rated: 4 by szmnnl99 from Michigan

Dec 11, 2022
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Rated by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Good use of mango with a dry beer like this. Would like to try a non-imperial version.
Feb 04, 2021
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Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

3.57/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Looking forward to high gravity, full fruit bitterness. Short's Brewing has 10.000 reasons for doing so. With that many batches under their belt, they are looking to dominate the "double brut India Pale Ale with mango and blackcurrant" market.

In commemoration of the event, Batch 10,000 pours with a hazy golden orange, slightly rusty, slightly tarnish. As a cottony creme builds on the rim, its fruity and spicy scents culminate in a citrusy spirits tingle of the nose. With an herbal nature lurking in the background. The first sip leans into a fruity cocktail sweetness with a bready, poundcake maltiness.

As the racy carbonation rushes in to dry the ale, the fruitiness of mango and blackcurrant work to keep the session juicy, plump and sweet. As the bubble and alcohol spice win out on the middle palate, its true spice resonates in a spicy bitterness that pangs away at the throat, again in a citrus accented liquor kind of way.

Medium full and finishing remarkably dry for its strength, the fruity Brut IPA closes with a hot and prickly bitterness that proves a little too distracting in the end- much like having a standard Imperial IPA but with a shot of curacao liquor. Chased by a piney sense of botanical gin and the beer wants to be a refreshing and more drinkable session, but its syrupy dryness suggests otherwise.
Dec 15, 2020
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Reviewed by JohnnyHopps from Indiana

3.18/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
Appearance - The beer poured a murky orange color with visible carbonation and a white head.

Smell - There was little fruit or sweetness in the nose. It almost had a minty pine nose.

Taste - The can promised notes of mango and black currant. I felt like I was drinking menthol cigarettes with notes of pine and cranberries. It was a Kool IPA. Per the style, the finish was dry. Oddly enough, I really did not want another puff.

Mouthfeel - The carbonation was aggressive, drying the palate quickly.

Overall - I can believe reviewers have liked this beer. Did I get a bad can?
Dec 06, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by Hoptometrist from Ohio

Nov 19, 2020
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Reviewed by Valdez_Mescalito from Michigan

4.53/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Short's Super Hoppy Holidays 2020 18 pack
12 oz. can dated 10/20/20
Poured into Spiegelau IPA glass

Look - Off white head, cloudy copper color.
Smell - Strong notes of mango and black currant ,not much booze.
Taste - Booze overpowers the fruit, very astringent.
Feel - You get the alcohol bite on the back of the tongue and in the throat, but surprisingly not very drying.
Overall - A good, fruity booze bomb well worth trying.
Nov 10, 2020
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Reviewed by elNopalero from California

3.48/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
I had this from a bottle. It’s a strong one! Watch out.
Pours a ruddy golf amber. Tastes tartly sour. The black currants are prominent on the palate and likewise on the nose. Uneven and bitter.
Dec 01, 2019
Rated: 4.33 by MacStinson from Michigan

Nov 06, 2019
Rated: 4.36 by Cotton_27 from Michigan

Sep 03, 2019
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Reviewed by amaiznblueyedgirl from Michigan

4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Bought a bottle and saved it for a special occasion. Opened it on the last day of summer vacation. At 14% I hope I'm not hungover when I teach tomorrow. It doesn't drink as heavy as other high ABV.
Notably unique. A standout like no other. Crisp and effervescent like a Double Brut should be. Juicy like a Nebraska IPA. The hops are smooth and full. The mango and black currant blend together to form a new fruit flavor. The complexity is brilliant.
Sep 02, 2019
Rated: 4.39 by Futbolmanby from Michigan

Jul 22, 2019
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Reviewed by buschbeer from Ohio

4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
12 fl. oz bottle
Served in an IPA glass

This beer pours a deep copper color with burnt orange highlights. It is hazy and topped with an inch of tan head that leaves spotty lacing.

The aroma is fruity. I can pick out the mango and black current there is a solid toast/biscuit aroma as well.

The taste is citrus with the mango and black current. There is a slightly tart aspect to this beer. There is plenty of malt to try and balance the flavor.

Full bodied with a thick, smooth mouthfeel

This is pretty tasty and fruity for a big bodied, monster IPA.
May 10, 2019
Rated: 3.94 by BarrelAgedG from California

May 03, 2019
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Reviewed by larryi86 from Delaware

4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Thank you Blackop555 for this
12 oz bottle poured into a teku

A- A clear reddish purple with a two off white head.

S- Black currents, some alcohol, some mango, earthy/piney hops.

T- Black currents, some mango, piney, touch of alcohol.

M- Smooth, light to medium body, dry.

O- Honestly thought this was only around 10% ABV, but was pleasantly surprised when I found out it is over 14%, love the currents in this.
Apr 22, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by Kiral from Michigan

Apr 12, 2019
Rated: 4.17 by midlifec from Michigan

Mar 27, 2019
Rated: 3.68 by grahuba from Connecticut

Mar 25, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by tripletdrummer from Michigan

Mar 22, 2019
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Reviewed by detpizzaboi from Michigan

4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Wow, never really had a beer quite like this. Beautiful golden orange liqueur appearance, big tropical mango aromas, black currant acid cuts through the sweetness nicely, lingering piney hop bitterness. boozy but doesn’t taste 14.20%, no lingering warming. Really unique beer, incredibly priced at $2.89 for a 12oz bottle.
Mar 14, 2019
Rated: 4.09 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Mar 08, 2019
Batch 10000 from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 30 ratings