Butch's Dry Hop | Short's Brewing Company

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Magpie14 on 03-25-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 4
Photo of Sammy
3.06/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got a bottle in May from Steve. The Bitterness is there, but the hops did not impart flavour, though it still looked good with grapefruity body and a good head. No aroma. Middling mouthfeel.Not infected, but not getting much of intended flavours. Faint orange.

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Photo of Florida9
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Slightly hazy deep gold in color. Forms a large dirty white, rocky, bubbly head. Decent retention. Leaves some patchy lacing.

S: Caramel malt and bread dominate. Some woodsy-earthy hops come through in the middle. Bready yeast on the end.

T: Starts off with a distinct yeastiness. Pale malts, light caramel malt, and bread. Earthy hops come through later, in a rather soapy fashion. Mild to moderate bitterness.

M: Medium in body. Good carbonation. Soapy and oily in the mouth.

O: A pretty good beer. Not really a pale ale, but I'm not sure I'd categorize it elsewhere either. Drinkablity is okay - soapiness is a bit tiring.

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Photo of Magpie14
4.33/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hmm, some questions arise as to the ingredients of this beer. All I know is that it is brewed specifically for Butch's Dry Dock (Holland, MI) by Short's Brewing. I recently found out via email, from the great people at Short's, that "the beer we make for Butch's is actually a blend of two of our beers. One is technically a lager yeast which uses California Common yeast that ferments at ale temperatures. The the other is our an American style dry hopped IPA with IBU's up the wazoo. So to answer your question, It's technically a Pale Ale and an IPA." Thanks Short's for the info...

A: a hazed gold and orange color collects in the glass with a few splashes of deep yellow. The head remained for a short while with plenty of lacing. A large sheet of off-white fuzz is collecting near the rim of my glass with a few trailers and drip marks

S: smells fairly malty with shot of caramel and plenty of bitter dirty hops. The hops defy categorization based on my novice nose. Nothing citrusy exists more of a earthy woodiness exists

T: the hops come through with a battering ram and smack the tongue with a good force and the nose holds true as my palate registers dirty, raw, and earthy hops. A soft pinch of pungent bitterness sits at the back of my tongue. I find the maltiness pretty rock solid with some good definition....sweet and toasty with a buttery caramel hint to it (lager-like?). I must say that this is a yummy brew. I find that it has some English IPA qualities

M: mild feel with stiff carbonation. When consumed it plays rather light on the tongue and slick with a fuzzy appeal (if that makes sense)

D: good drinker, great brew. I love Short's

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Butch's Dry Hop from Short's Brewing Company
3.74 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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