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Short's Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #1,025
ABV:
9.1%
Score:
91
Ranked #7,727
Avg:
4.27 | pDev: 7.96%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
21
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Short's Brewing Company
 
Michigan, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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SCORE
91
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Notes: $plurge is a double IPA made with a lavish blend seven varieties of hops. Slightly hazy and light copper in color, the frothy white head has huge aromas of tropical hops. Leading with super fruity citrus and pineapple flavors, this medium-bodied beer is deceivingly smooth for the higher ABV. Treat yourself to this indulgent, tropical hoppy brew! 59 IBU
Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 21 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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nitroterrance from Michigan

5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12oz bottle from the December 2019 Short’s Hoppy Holidays variety pack.
Smell is amazing, peach, pineapple and candied fruit.
Taste is of peach and pineapple, a little sweet, but it works well with the flavors. Mouthfeel is incredibly smooth and creamy very little hint of the 9% abv.
Overall this is one of my favorites from Short’s. Love the unique hop flavor and mouthfeel.
World class IMO. Hope we see this again sometime.

Sep 05, 2020
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VoxRationis from New York

4.42/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) bottle into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass; bottled on 06/07/19.
A: Pours an clear, golden amber color with a two finger, foamy, off-white head, quite a bit more than rim retention, a finger really, and gorgeously complex rings of lacing all the way down the glass.
S: Aromas of caramel, honeysuckle, and pine predominate. Definitely a honey and sweet tea note. Complex and enjoyable.
T: Semisweet. Complex with flavors of caramel, pine, honey, and sweet tea evident. Modest bitterness which is well balanced overall.
M: Medium bodied with solid carbonation. Finishes cleanly without astringency evident.
O: A delicious American Imperial IPA style. Wish I had more.

Mar 26, 2020
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WoodBrew from Ohio

4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I got two bottles of this beer from a mixed 12pck that I bought from my local meijer store. It poured a hazy orangish with white head that is leaving a nice lace. The scent had dank fruit notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with ripe dank fruit and bitter citrus finish. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall its a solid beer.

Jan 04, 2020
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Sparty1224 from Michigan

4.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Brief Review:

O: Wow. After my first sip, I couldn’t help but check BA, and to no surprise, the other reviews are great. This is a surprisingly good beer from Short’s. Not quite the NE-style IPA, but pretty close. It’s hazy, fruity, juicy, and very drinkable. Short’s can get in a rut sometimes with the volume of beer they release. But this is a reminder of what they’re truly capable of, and why I seek out beer after beer from them.

Dec 02, 2019
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Tripel_Threat from Michigan

4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Quite nice! Poured from bottle to spiegelau IPA glass. Aromas fill the air as soon as the bottle is opened and ready to pour. Big aromas of pineapple and papaya, mango and mandarin. Hazy and dark orange, with and nice frothy head. Nice, juicy and sweet flavors with tons of dry hopped flavors. Bready malts are there, but the tropical cocktail and citrus notes slam the palate. Quite nice!

Dec 01, 2019
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TreyIsWilson from Michigan

4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A -Pours a hazy golden orange with a large foamy white head. Huge amount of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is papaya, pineapple and floral hops.

T - The taste is papaya, mango, pineapple, tangerine, bready malts and piney hops.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a soft crisp finish.

O - Very tasty. Nice mix of bright tropical fruits and butter hops. One of the better new beers from Short’s.

Nov 22, 2019
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superspak from Ohio

4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 10/7/2019. Pours slightly hazy deep golden/amber/light orange color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with amazing retention, hat reduces to a large cap that lasts the whole glass. Thick foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Amazing appearance. Aromas of big red grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, lime, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, honey, cracker, white bread dough, toasted biscuit, light caramel, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and dark/bready malt notes; with big strength. Taste of big red grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, lime, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, honey, cracker, white bread dough, toasted biscuit, light caramel, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, woody, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of red grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, lime, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, honey, cracker, white bread dough, toasted biscuit, light caramel, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and dark/bready malt flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness balance, and no cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/bready/sticky, and fairly resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 9.1%. Overall this is an outstanding DIPA. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and dark/bready malt flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to drink for the big ABV, with the modestly bitter/resinous/drying finish. Nicely soft feel, and not aggressive. 7 hop blend feels like Simcoe, Citra, Mosaic, Galaxy, Columbus, Centennial, Cascade. Extremely juicy, vibrant, dank, and earthy hops; with a nice sized dark/bready malt backbone. Light residual sweetness with lingering resin dryness. A highly enjoyable offering, and outstanding style example.

Nov 22, 2019
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Raevon

4.84/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Purchased in the hoppy holidays 2019 pack and poured into a typical session glass. Immediately noticeable is the head which is also the first clue this isn’t your typical “Imperial IPA”. Its more like a fusion of the typical IPA styles with the generous amount tropical hop varieties inherent from first sip. What really stands out is the feel of the beer which effectively masks it’s decent ABV level. A welcome addition to the Shorts lineup which already sports some killer IPAs and quite similar and dare I say slightly better than the ever popular and annually anticipated Hopslam.

Nov 21, 2019
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Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 21 ratings