Prolonged Enjoyment | Short's Brewing Company

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Prolonged EnjoymentProlonged Enjoyment

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Session India Pale Ale.

Added by oline73 on 09-08-2011

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Ratings: 201 |  Reviews: 39
Photo of hipcat
3.89/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.43/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in shaker pint at local Aubrees. Comes to the table with a finger of thick foamy head that dissolves to a decent cap, sticky lacing and a decent amount. Aroma is citrus and pine hops, some malt sweetness. Taste is pine upfront, grapefruit and lime underneath. No a lot of bitterness, but the pine is definitely pronounced. I knew this one was a session ale, but was surpirsed to fnd out is sub4%. The taste is huge compared to other ales in the same ABV range.

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Photo of joe12pk
2.88/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Smells and tastes dank of clothing. The citrus is ok at first but there is not enough malt backbone. It's too bitter. If you want a decent session IPA, try Norm's Gateway, or better yet, North Peak's Wanderer.

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Photo of SkaJack
4.04/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mchegash
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - 4/5
A very bright orange, more on the golden/yellow side of orange. Very hazy. About 1 to 2 fingers of head. A good amount of carbonation can be seen rising up the beer. I love the bright color of this beer, as well as the haziness.

Smell - 3.5/5
Strong citrus hops, resin hops, slight notes of pine. Overall a fairly good IPA smell. Balanced.

Taste - 3.75/5
Lightly bready malts with a little spice. Grapefruit-resin hops with a hint of pine. Only a slight hint of bitterness.

Mouthfeel - 4/5
Medium-light bodied. Smooth. Carbonation is light. Only slightly bitter.

Overall - 3.75/5
Definitely easy to consume, and not very bitter. I understand why this is labeled a session beer, and I think it could serve that purpose well. I'm not super big on the taste, but I'm not a giant IPA fan either. If you like IPAs, I would give this a shot.

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3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JonnyRebel
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

There aren't any other beers that I have had at less than 4% ABV that have this decent of a flavor. Move over bud and miller.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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2/5  rDev -47.1%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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4.24/5  rDev +12.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of JDizzle
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of buschbeer
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 fl. oz. bottle
Served in a snifter

L - It is cloudy and amber in color with golden highlights. It is capped with a couple inches of off-white head that doesn't last long.

S - I get light citrus notes and a solid caramel malt backbone.

T - Much like the aroma I get understated citrus with grapefruit being at the forefront. A lingering bitterness builds in the aftertaste. It has a watered down taste that I find in all "session" IPA's

F - Moderate.

O - It's a decent beer. I am not a fan of the "session" IPA wave that is sweeping through craft breweries. I guess I don't appreciate the watered down taste of them. This is one of the better ones that I have come across though.

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Photo of Joey1566
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Knapp85
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of andrewjraab
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

A - pours a murky orange / brown with a fluffy off white head. Nice retention and stick.

S - Citrus hops, floral, dank.

T - Hop forward, resinous, citrus smacks the tongue, balanced by malts. Extremely bitter on the back end.

O - Solid session IPA from Shorts.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Prolonged Enjoyment from Short's Brewing Company
3.78 out of 5 based on 201 ratings.
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