Thursday, September 8, 2011

Short's Brewery - Hangin' Frank

ABV 5.5%

Loaded with hops like an IPA, yet drinks like a Pale Ale, we simply decided to call it a Strong Pale Ale. The fragrant, earthy citrus laced nose is instantly detectable. Large amounts of toasted grains and high alpha Simcoe hops form a perfect union that creates the cool sensation of toasted sourdough covered with zesty grapefruit hop marmalade."

The Pour

This IPA pours a light amber colour. There was a white half inch head with good retention.

The Aroma

The aroma is very complex with malt, pine and grapefruit upfront.

The Taste

The taste is very well balanced with a nice malt body and a great hop character coming from the Simcoe hops. This beer has a nice dry grapefruit finish and a medium mouth feel.

Overall impressions

This was a nice surprise. I usually have a hard time finding an IPA that can keep up with the Dogfish 60 min but this one comes close. I am also surprised that there is only 67 IBU's. It's is a very different IPA and worth trying. I enjoyed this even more as is warmed up a bit. I will definitely pick this up again. I would rate this a 9 out of 10.


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