Juicy Tree | Short's Brewing Company

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3.62/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.10%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Experimental India Pale Ale made with blue spruce tips, juniper berries, and cranberries

Added by madeofsteel on 02-15-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,919
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
239
pDev:
17.96%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
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Ratings: 239 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of 2beerdogs
3.52/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MaximalC
1.76/5  rDev -51.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.25

Not going to spend the time to write a proper review on this one. Suffice it to say, this is probably the worst tasting beer I've ever had. I've never enjoyed juniper, but spruce tips showed me how much further down the conifer hell-hole you can go. This tastes like eating the raw tree itself. In a blind test, I could easily have been convinced this was some kind of household cleaner. I'm rarely this scathing in my reviews, but it is unfortunately warranted in this case.

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Photo of tnelson1
4.39/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ESchweers
4.75/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.84/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BobbyOlson
3.91/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Giggy
3.66/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of schnjac
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Blackop555
3.67/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazy gold. Small, thick, white short lived head.

Smells piney, light fruity sweet and juniper. Pilsner smell malt

Tastes strong pine then light berry. Finish dry and juniper and pine lingers a long time. Medium body and light carbonation

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Photo of puck1225
4.04/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From draft into a snifter. Golden yellow with thin head and nice lacing. Pleasant sweet smell. Fruity spiced taste. Berries and citrus. Having it with dinner at Zingermann's Roadhouse.

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Photo of SeanVonMorrison
3.92/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.89/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KevinL
3.79/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JDizzle
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dtm426
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BLZR
3.72/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pandarus
3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stortore
4.12/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into a snifter.

A bright golden yellow pour, cloudy, with a small head and not much lacing. Smells of spruce, light malt, cranberries, some juniper, some yeast, some citrus hops when warm. It really does smell like Christmas, and that's a good aroma. Taste starts with a big blast of spruce, followed by juniper- more than the nose, malt, some citrus hops, subtle cranberry. Good level of bitterness throughout. Smooth, appropriately carbonated, good body.

Smells and tastes great, so right there, it's well worth trying. The spruce and juniper work well together, and are well blended with the malt and hops. Solid effort from Short's on this one.

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Photo of red94tt
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thinwhiteduke
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jackalope1977
4.14/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mckdebbie1
3.56/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Marco_Gtz
3.19/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Billydoughnuts
3.44/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Spruce beers not my thing

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Juicy Tree from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 239 ratings