Juicy Tree | Short's Brewing Company

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231 Ratings
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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 Sammy
3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Fresh bottle from Champane’s. Despite possible imperfections, this beer is a masterpiece of art. I wanted the hops, the spruce. I did not want cranberries, juniper. The entire experience is a bitter, a blend of hop bitter and traditional. Must be seek out. From orange hoppy initiation through dry herbal finish.

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Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of oline73
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 12/16/2013. Pours slightly hazy golden amber color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, tart cranberry, juniper, floral, spruce, light honey, bread, herbal, and floral earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of hop, fruit, spruce, and malt motes; with great strength. Taste of tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, cranberry, spruce, juniper, pine, floral, grass, light honey, bread, and floral earthiness. Good amount of pine bitterness and light cranberry tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of pineapple, lemon zest, cranberry, spruce, juniper, pine, floral, grass, light honey, bread, and floral earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice balance and complexity of hop, fruit, spruce, and malt flavors; with a great hop/spice balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly slick, crisp, and sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice spiced IPA style. All around good balance and complexity of hop, fruit, spruce, and malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of mendvicdog
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.27/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Jason
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of atrocity
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zaphog
3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of johnnnniee
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of mklisz
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEER88
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tobelerone
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Eziel
3.38/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jbaker67
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sweemzander
3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a snifter
(A)- Pours an orange shade of amber. Some good white froth
(S)- Big on the spruce and juniper with woody pine and some lemon citrus
(T)- Quite similar to the smell. Big on the juniper and spruce with some lemon orange citrus
(M)- A nice carbonation level and balance. Nice spices with citrus and big wood bits
(O)- It is interesting. Enjoyable for sure, though maybe better suited for the holidays

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

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