Short's Raisin Apollo | Short's Brewing Company

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Short's Raisin ApolloShort's Raisin Apollo

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Thorpe429 on 05-31-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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2.68/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Half Acre tulip.

A- Pours a dark copper with a 1 finger light tan head. Small blotches and bubbles on the glass.

S- Citrus, pine and grape juice.

T- Sweet caramel malts, citrus and pine bitterness, plum and grape juice.

M- Medium body and carbonation. Slight dry with a astringent after taste that lingers.

O- Raisins in a IPA doesn't sound good and it isn't. Take the raisins out and this is probably a good dipa.

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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3.61/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - pours an orangish amber caramel color with a nice looking fluffy white head

S - nose consists of lots of floral, piney hops with a little bit of earthy onions in the mix

T - starts off with sweet raisin and grape flavors. These move on to a little bit of grain and cookie malts, but are quickly overtaken by bitter onion, pine, and juicy citrus hops. Ends with bitter hops and a little bit of hot booziness.

M - Full bodied and smooth; goes down well

D - overall, another unique, interesting beer by Shorts. The reasons weren't as noticeable as I had anticipated, but they worked well in the DIPA style, which I feel is a hard style to add anything to. Recommended if you can find it.

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.03/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to Dr. K for the bottle. Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass. Served slightly chilled.

A) Deep amber with 2 fingers of off white head. This had good retention and decent lacing too. This was a pretty attractive beer.

S) Pine, light tropical fruit, and a sweet boozy aroma. Not bad...

T) I'm not sure about the golden raisin here. There is a different sweetness to this, which I assume is the raisin. This has a light tropical fruit mix in the flavor, and then punches you with booze, and a very unpleasant finish, and aftertaste. The nose had some pine, but the hops just wasn't as evident in the taste. This just does not come together from a taste standpoint for me personally.

M) Medium body, maybe heavier. Moderate amount of carbonation. This has an uncomfortable sting, along with a poor aftertaste, that stays around like an unwelcome guest.

O) This was not the beer for me. While not quite drain poor territory, it was dangerously close. Sorry, but I would not recommend.

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look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: copper-brown pour, small head, little lacing
Smell: raisins and weird hops, as well as some off notes
Taste: possibly infected, very boozy with only a touch of raisins.
Mouthfeel: very boozy
Overall: Not enjoyable, these things are hit or miss.

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Short's Raisin Apollo from Short's Brewing Company
3.38 out of 5 based on 108 ratings.
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