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Short's Brewing Company

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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,298
ABV:
9.1%
Score:
91
Ranked #10,596
Avg:
4.27 | pDev: 7.26%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
14
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Short's Brewing Company
 
Michigan, United States
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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: 5 | Ratings: 14 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Sparty1224
4.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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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.

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Photo of Tripel_Threat
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!

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
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.

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Photo of superspak
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.

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Photo of 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.

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Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 14 ratings