Short's Dan's Pink Skirt | Short's Brewing Company

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Short's Dan's Pink SkirtShort's Dan's Pink Skirt

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
159 IBU

Added by Thorpe429 on 01-02-2011

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Ratings: 205 |  Reviews: 33
Reviews by CMUbrew:
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3.74/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Review from 6/28/13

A: Bright gold amber color. Very clear. Small head that faded quickly. No carbonation visible.

S: Citrus rind, grapefruit, some pine, general fruitiness.

T: Some grapefruit, light piney bitterness, juicy fruits.

M: Zero carbonation means this beer feels flat and on the watery side.

O: This would have been so much better with carbonation. Has to be Ann off bottle in some way, but I don't know. Pretty solid otherwise.

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Photo of justinp444
4.74/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A gorgeous clear bright golden orange which upon closer inspection show yeast particles suspended in it with a inch thick white foamy head. Grapefruit, citrus, pineapple, apple, guava, and a slight piney smell, like a bouquet of tropical and citrus fruit. Taste is funky dank pine, a cracker-y bread malt, and a nice moderate mouth feel with a good amount of bitter. The taste washes over your tongue and holds on for a good amount of time after you gulped it down. There are some citrus and tropical fruit notes as well as a general smoothness also.

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Photo of PaulyB83
4.14/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 4/20/2015

L- Pours a deep straw yellow, two finger white head, good clarity it does have some fine yeast particles.

S- Pine, citrus, and that Juicy fruit gum aroma from the Simcoe.

T- Similar to aroma but with more pine and some added floral. Hefty lingering bitterness, nice level of sweetness.

M- Medium, good carbonation, typical of the style.

O- One of the better Short's IPAs, I still wish it were a tiny bit less bitter and not as piney. The pine kinda covers up some of the fruitiness of the Simcoe.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Short's is killin' the hop game this year, and this was one of my most anticipated releases of the year for them. Dan's Pink Skirt pours a cloudy yellow color; bright and sunshiney, especially when held in front of a light. The white, foamy head eventually settles to a skin that rests at about 3-4 millimeters nearly the entire way down the glass, leaving nice lacing in its path.

A very nice bouquet of hops crowd the nose of the brew; plenty of herbal, hoppy spice front and center. Grass, pine, and unidentifiable herbage. Citrus is no stranger to this one, either - plentiful citrus (mostly grapefruit) from the start with a heavier incision of tropical fruits from the middle to the finish. I'm thinking maybe a touch of mango and pineapple. Juicy, hoppy, and very fulfilling to the nostrils.

Whew! I never would have been able to guess how bitter this would be on the palate just from the nose. But wow! The bitterness strikes instantaneously when the liquid hits your mouth. Listed at 159 IBU. One hundred and fifty-nine fucking IBU, are you kidding me? Despite that large number, I wouldn't say this is any more noticeably bitter than beers like Ruination, Hoptimum, or Palate Wrecker (which are all listed with less IBUs I believe?), but it's pretty damn bitter.

Anyway, I'm making it sound like the bitterness is a bad thing, but it's not. Not at all. Sometimes you want your tongue to get slaughtered, and this beer will get the job done. The miraculous thing is how incredibly drinkable it is, even with the enamel-removing bitterness. The hops are spicy, herbal, ashy, and have a big-time "woodsy" and pine-cone finish. Bitter grapefruit pith thrashes about throughout the entire sip.

A minuscule, yet important amount of juicy sweetness comes in the form of tangerines and mangoes, proliferating that nice tropical fruity aroma I was getting. Malt? Hahaha, yeah right. You can't taste any malt here, don't kid yourself. Pale malt finish at best, although realistically, all you can taste is ashy hops and bitter citrus peels. Medium bodied and almost creamy with a reasonably good snap from moderate carbonation.

This is a damn good Shorts brew. They put out a lot of IPAs, but this is what I'd consider "top-tier" for them. It doesn't match up to things like Hopstache or Freedom of '78, but it isn't too far behind, either. Incredible bitterness while retaining crazy drinkability. How did they do it?

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.32/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Billolick
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle - 4/20/15 etched onto the neck of the bottle.

Pours light amber, Off white mini head, leaves a tiny bubble film,thin collar and a bit of fine slippery sheeting. Final pour is quite clouded with nutty sediment tastiness.

Pine hop nose, with some tropical fruits make their presence known.

Dry and well hopped brew, lots of pine, grapefruit, pineapple and loads of hoppy goodness. Delicious IPA, biscuity malts add to the complexity and overall enjoyment of this one. Becoming a big fan of shorts....gonna try to get some more of this one before leaving the state.

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Photo of sculls65
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.84/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dan’s Pink Skirt pours a nice gold color. Looks clear for the most part. Backlighting gives it a slight orange tint. It’s topped with an off-white head that rises to about a finger in height. It dissipates relatively quickly, leaving a moderate coat of sticky lace behind.

The nose is good. A little more strength wouldn’t hurt. It starts out with strong citric hop notes of grapefruit, orange, and pineapple. Perhaps even a hint of pine. The malt base seems to be a mix of pale and light caramel. It smells a little sweet, but the caramel is held pretty well in check. Smells like hops carry the day. Alcohol is blended well and isn’t all that noticeable. I believe it was listed as somewhere between 6.5% to 7%. Don’t recall the exact number.

The flavor is damn impressive. Hops are very strong from the first sip. They feature citrus pineapple, grapefruit, and orange flavors. It does have quite the bitter kick. There are some light, sweet malty notes, but they are secondary. They do their best to provide some balance, but there’s not much. This one is quite hoppy and bitter. There’s a hint of a toasted flavor that emerges late. It’s not bad, but doesn’t add much. Alcohol is light in the mix. Finishes toasty, hoppy, bitter, and dry.

The body is light-medium. Carbonation feels light and restrained. Given its body, it feels nice and smooth. Needless to say…it goes down super easy. I’m sharing the growler, but could easily finish it myself. It’d be damn tempting…to say the least.

Dan’s Pink Skirt is a really nice release from Short’s. If I recall correctly, this was listed as an American IPA rather than a Pale Ale. The abv (in this release) is also 6.5% to 7%. Whatever it is, it’s chock full of delicious hop flavor and bitterness. It also goes down far too easily. If you have the opportunity, check out Dan’s Pink Skirt. It’s excellent. Weird name…very impressive beer.

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Photo of 33nickadams
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden-amber color, slightly translucent, a bit of head along the sides. Some stickiness to the lacing as the glass is tipped. Big citrus and pine on the nose. Even a little pithy. I pick up earthiness in the background as well. I can tell this will be bitter. Big citrus and pine hits when tasted, some sweetness, bitter and finishes clean and dry. Not much in the way of malt backbone. Very West-Coasty. Mouthfeel is moderate and well-carbonated. I would get this again. Nice stuff.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.48/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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