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Aww Jeah | Short's Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Aww Jeah is a Double American India Pale Ale with a dark orange hue and big hop aromas. Sweet malt collides with an array of hop flavors ranging from sticky fruit to pine in this brew. Aww Jeah shifts towards a finish that is sharp and bitter.

Added by GoldenChild on 04-29-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,204
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
152
pDev:
8.85%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
14
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 152 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of Sammy
3.8/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Small bottle from Steve. Pours light grapefruit body with generous retained head. Mild hop aroma. A good drinkable bitterness, high IBU but not a palate shredder, fuller mouthfeel. Surprised at the high level of alcohol, it was well hid. Bottled in April, received in May. Good 1.5X IPA.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of emerge077
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of superspak
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 10/25/2016. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of huge tangerine, pineapple, peach, grapefruit, mango, lemon/orange peel, citrus rind, pine, honey, light caramel, biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great balanced and complexity of juicy/dank citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of huge tangerine, pineapple, peach, grapefruit, mango, lemon/orange peel, citrus rind, pine, honey, light caramel, biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness. Large amount of pine/citrus rind/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of tangerine, pineapple, peach, grapefruit, mango, lemon/orange rind, pine, honey, biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy/dank citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate pale malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance; and some light lingering hop astringency after the finish, but not overwhelming. Medium carbonation and medium-plus bodied; with a very smooth, sticky/resinous, fairly creamy, and slightly slick balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Minimal warming alcohol for 10.4%. Overall this is an incredible DIPA! All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy/dank citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink for the big ABV. Still feels very juicy all around, despite the strong bitter/resinous flavors. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of largadeer
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got a couple of these from finebeerguy. Thanks! No bottling date, but I believe this is quite fresh - 2 weeks old at most.

This smells like straight hop pellets after uncapping the bottle: pretty dank and aromatic. The pour is dark, cloudy, and amber hued, topped by three fingers of froth that leaves sheets of lacing. The nose is equal amounts pine and citrus, with a solid backbone of caramel malt. It's a little yeasty and soapy, too, but hops are dominant, bringing to mind candied oranges. Smells quite good, but not exceptional. Tastes citrus forward and fairly resinous. Big pine notes from the hop bill, backed by a good mount of caramel sweetness. Hops take on an herbal, almost minty profile toward the finish. Body is medium, heavier than I'd like. The malt backbone feels too substantial. The finish is quite bitter, but never as dry as I'd like - malt lingers well into the finish. This is enjoyable on the whole, but not overly memorable.

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4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -28.2%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.8/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

I got a bottle of this from the hoppy holiday mixed 12pck from Meijer's. It poured a clear copper with white head that is not leaving much lace. The scent had tangerine hint mixed with spruce tip. The taste was nicely balanced between malt pine resin hop. The Mouthfeel is fuller in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a solid beer.

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Photo of womencantsail
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden orange color with a pillow soft white head that lasts forever. Heavy on the pine and floral hop notes. A light grass aroma, some grapefruit, and maybe a hint of bread. The flavor is much different than expected. Intensely oily and resinous hop character. Tons of pine and grapefruit peel. A light malt sweetness and a substantial bitterness. The hop flavors seem to adhere to the tongue. Really interesting, and not in the usual sense of the word when it comes to Short’s.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 12 oz bottle on December 4, 2016.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of MasterSki
3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from FlandersNed - approximately two months old, but still in the ideal range for the style. Served in a Hill Farmstead glass.

A - Off-white foam settles to a thin cap, thicker collar, and splotchy lacework. Murky orange body.

S - Super earthy and piney hops, with some zesty grapefruit peel and rind mixed in for good measure. Malt character is quite bready, and there's a faint alcohol note present. Far less sweet than your typical DIPA.

T - The taste is a bit more to my liking with some candied citrus flavor balancing out the leafy and earthy hops. Malt is quite subdued, and there's a mild astringency in the finish, but thankfully the alcohol presence is diminished.

M - Medium-full body, moderate carbonation, dry finish, and some oily and resinous tooth-coating residuals. Mild alcohol warming, but nothing excessive for 8.5%.

D - A decent enough DIPA, but nothing special. Might make a nice change-of-pace beer while drinking in Michigan, but I prefer regular Huma-Lupa-Licious to be honest. Still, a few of use easily finished the 12oz bottle.

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4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Millerbuffoon for this one.

A - Pours a medium copper color with a two fingered fluffy white head, light carbonation.

S - Light caramel biscuit malt, small amount of citrus, and even what seems to be a small trace of chocolate (very odd, but it's there).

T - Tastes better than it smells. Lots of floral, orange, and grapefruit citrus with light caramel biscuit malt. There's a few other tropical fruits like pineapple and mango in there as well but the oranges run the show in this one.

M - Thick medium body and coats the mouth with oranges and grapefruit.

O - The weakest aspect of this beer is the aroma, too bad the orange zest doesn't come through more in the nose, it's what makes this beer appealing and why not capitalize on the best part of this beer? The alcohol is very well hidden.

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4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Served in a snifter glass. Pours a darker caramel body, slightly hazy, one finger white head, fair retention, lots of lacing. Smell is pine, resin, more pine and resin, and perhaps a bit of caramel sweetness. It's heavy on the hops, yet fairly sweet and caramel-forward. Flavour is very nice, though- sweet caramel balanced by slick resinous and pine bitterness, light tropical fruit, even a bit of honey and biscuit. Moderate pine bitterness on the backend. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, good carbonation, moderate bitterness with a bit of resin and floral notes on the backend. A big beer no doubt, and certainly a doubled up version of Huma.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of StoutHunter
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I picked up a bottle of Short's Aww Jeah in their new hoppy variety pack. I missed the first bottling of this beer and I'm happy to have a chance to try it now, so lets see how it goes. 2016 Vintage. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into an IPA glass.

A_ The label looks nice, it's got a decent design and it's a little eye catching. It poured an amber orange color that took on more of a darker orange color when held to the light with two and half fingers worth of creamy light tan head that died down to a thin layer that stayed till the end and it left some nice rings of spotty and patchy lacing behind. This is a very nice looking beer, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness with the hops being the first to show up and the impart a good mixture of tropical fruity, citrus, orange juice, pineapple, dank and green hop aromas with the fruitier hops seeming to stick out the most and the fruity aspects have a light creamy aroma to them. Up next comes a little bit of doughy yeast that leads into the malts which impart a sweet malt, pale malt, caramel malt, light toasted malt, light bready and bread crust like aromas. This beer has a very nice aroma, the hop profile is good and so is the balance.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the taste and it starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness with the hops still being the first to show up and they impart all the same aspects that they did in the aroma with dank and green hops showing up a little more this time, but it's still the fruity aspects that stick out the most, but not by much. Up next comes a slight bit of doughy yeast that leads into the malts which imparts all the same aspects that they did in the aroma, but this time they are just slightly lighter. On the finish there;s a slightly lower amount of high bitterness with a little more sweetness and it had a very dank and green hop like aftertaste with just a little bit of fruity hops and malts showing up too. This is a good tasting beer, the hop profile is still nice and so is the balance.

M- A little smooth, slightly cloying, slightly sticky, a little boozy, slightly chewy, on the lighter side of being full bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel is pretty nice, but I wish it was a little smoother and not slightly cloying.

Overall I thought this was a good beer and good example of the style, like a lot of Short's double IPA's this one was pretty intense, but it still managed to stick out a little with the combination of hop flavors and the balance. This beer had ok drinkability, one is enough for me, anymore than that and it would start to be too intense. What I like the most about this beer is the appearance and aroma, they are both very nice and they are the highlights of this beer. What I like the least about this beer is the mouthfeel, it's not bad, but I wish it was smoother. I would buy this beer again if it was available on it's own, but it's a little too intense to drink often and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a nice, strong and intense DIPA. All in all I was happy with this beer, but I still think there's a little room for improvement. It's not a favorite Short's beer and it's a good example of the style. Good job guys, this is one tasty and intense Double IPA.

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4.41/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zekeman17
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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