In this beer blog, we are going to get into Bonafide Legit American IPA from Short’s Brewing. This is a special brew because they used Summit hops from Michigan. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this Northwestern Michigan craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get ot know this brewery. Let us get into this American IPA.
It has a cloudy golden color in the light with a white constant head. The aroma has an earthy to citrus notes. The taste has a citrus notes with a dry bitter hop finish. It is pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.shortsbrewing.com):
A light bodied American Pale Ale brewed entirely with Northern Michigan grown Summit hops. An excellent sharp aroma of strong floral and fruity characteristics stings the senses with hop laced anticipation. A sticky hop filled mouthful of damp earthy pine with notable herbal accents coats the entire mouth, followed by a big resiny bitterness that lingers well into the finish, drying the palate and resonating boldly.ABV 6%IBU 85
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Closing, I love this beer. This is their real IPA. This is so much better than their everyday beer. I have to say there is something that is starting to bother me. I love the fact that their website calls this a pale ale but the packaging says American IPA. So which is it. I starting to wonder if it was a print misprinted but if you look at the IBU’s, it is in the range of being an IPA. I am calling this IPA not a pale ale. In other words, this is a great beer and I am pretty impressed. I highly recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy i! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser