Juicy Tree | Short's Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
231
Reviews:
28
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
17.55%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
43
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 231 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of Blackop555
3.67/5  rDev -2.4%
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 +7.4%
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 +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KevinL
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JDizzle
3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dtm426
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BLZR
3.72/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pandarus
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stortore
4.12/5  rDev +9.6%
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 -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thinwhiteduke
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jackalope1977
4.14/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mckdebbie1
3.56/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Marco_Gtz
3.19/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Billydoughnuts
3.44/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Spruce beers not my thing

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Photo of entenduintransit
3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of buschbeer
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

12 fl. oz. bottle
Served in a tulip glass

This beer pours golden in color with straw highlights. It is topped with a couple inches of white head that sticks to the sides of the glass.

It definitely has an evergreen aroma. The juniper seems to stand out a little more than other aromas.

I can only describe the taste as different. Once again the spruce and juniper berries steal the show. I taste the cranberries subtly in the aftertaste.

Medium mouthfeel

It is a fun beer to try. I don't think I'd want to down a six pack, but it does have a Christmas tree quality to it.

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Photo of Eric1Mess
4.19/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Resuin
4.15/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerBucks
3.38/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HopasaursRex08
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tripel_Threat
4.13/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The appearance is clear, golden color with
effervescent carbonation and a finger of soapy white head. Streaky lacing runs down the sides. It has a juicy sweet aroma, with grapefruit, mango, and hints of pine coming through. Taste follows, with tart cranberries balancing against tingly spruce. Bready /cracker backbone ties it up nicely.
One of my favorites from Short's, and a nice capper to a year of releases. Look forward to it every year.

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Photo of pagriley
2.63/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Very odd set of flavors

I get the juniper and spruce tips are going to add some level of astringency, but this is over the top. Gum receding levels of astringent tannin. Not very nice to drink

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Juicy Tree from Short's Brewing Company
3.76 out of 5 based on 231 ratings.
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