Short's Kind Ale | Short's Brewing Company

Short's Kind AleShort's Kind Ale
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Short's Kind AleShort's Kind Ale

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
40-50 IBU

Added by seaoflament on 12-06-2009

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4/5  rDev +5%

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5/5  rDev +31.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks saisonrichbiere

The beer pours a relatively clear amber with a thin halo of a white head. The nose is distinctly hoppy with fruity notes of cherry, unripened banana and papaya, and a hint of indistinct citrus. The taste is equally complex and fruity hop forward. It has a formidable grain bill to balance out the beer's immense bitterness. The mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with a heavy grapefruit rind bitter aftertaste. This beer is pretty tasty and is easily described as a complex and heavily hopped APA!

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of Fanhitter
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a goblet

In the glass, this elixir resembles a glass of fresh apple cider in color, with a nice half inch of cream colored head. The head is rather frothy and dissipates slowly, leaving a few large bubbles prominently resting on the top of the pour. Nice transparency, a bit leggy, but not syrupy.

Immediately the aroma gives off a fresh musty smell, ripe with hop tang. In all honesty, it smells mixed-fruity; a predominant apple aroma hangs in the glass.

Taste is bitter and musty, but finishes exceptionally smooth. Leaves a bit of a bite on the tip of the tongue, and a strong bitterness at the back. Very smooth and dry, with an even balance of malt. The second sip adds a nice sweet tartness on the draw.

Mouthfeel is smooth, not too bubbly. Easy to drink; doesn't leave a coating on my teeth for how syrupy it feels as it nears room temp.

Overall, this is good. In a weird way, I would like to say that this is what would be on tap in Mordor-it has a rather primitive flavor that is robust and not flashy. For a harvest ale, I think it's great. It's not quite developed as much as Founders Harvest, but is a bit superior to New Holland Hopivore if I had to compare MI wet-hop ales. I've had it in the past, and this years batch is better than ones I've had in the past. I will look forward to future batches of this one.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.62/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clarity is struggling a bit, but head is nice and white fluffyness, lacing is good too. Brew is orange and looks like iced tea.

Not much nose. Mild (for a Pale) citrus hops. Apricot and pineapple dominate.

Very bitter, but not in a Goodyear kind of way. Flavors are a bit of a miss, nothing is overly developed. Kinda of bland, but not flavorless. Mouthfeel is thin and over carbonated. Sweetness is lacking too. Brew is sessionable, light, and refreshing.

Very sessionable for being a Pale. Recommended for a try, but not as a must have. Thanks Abanton for the extra!

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3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

if you are a hop head and you can get it then do so, it is only available in the fall as it is a "harvest Ale" or "wet hopped ale" basically it is only available shortly after the new years hops crop is harvested. The hops are put into the wort and fermenting beer still fresh off the vine.

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4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this at the November Baltimore Area BA tasting. Poured from the bottle into a tasting snifter.

Appearance; The beer poured a clear amber color with a quarter finger of off white head. The bubbles are quite large. The head fades to a ring around the pour.

Smell: Lots of hops in the nose. Slightly fruity with some pine and citrus peel notes. Just enough malt to balance things out.

Taste: As in the smell, the taste is full of hoppy goodness. Pine and citrus peel bitterness hit the tongue pretty hard. Just enough malt to take the edge off. I'm getting a slightly fruity note. The finish is really bitter.

Mouthfeel: The body is medium with tingly, smooth carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I thought this one had a very nice bitterness level. It was quite easy to drink and I'd have more in the future. One of my favorites from Short's.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Short's Kind Ale from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 68.6% out of 100 with 223 ratings
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