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10% ABV, Bottle
Appearance: Golden color, slight red hue. Cloudy. One finger head.
Aroma: Full of citrusy and piney hops.
Taste: Bitter hoppiness upfront, sweet finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium and slightly malty body. Crisp.
Bell’s Hopslam is one of the most sought after IPAs on the map. Brewed with six different hop varietals, the complexity of the hops within this brew are off the charts. Citrus fruits and floral aromas dominate the nose. The taste is sweet with honey throughout and finishes crisp. This well-balanced imperial IPA always has hop lovers swooning during its release time.

10% ABV, Bottle

Appearance: Golden color, slight red hue. Cloudy. One finger head.
Aroma: Full of citrusy and piney hops.
Taste: Bitter hoppiness upfront, sweet finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium and slightly malty body. Crisp.

Bell’s Hopslam is one of the most sought after IPAs on the map. Brewed with six different hop varietals, the complexity of the hops within this brew are off the charts. Citrus fruits and floral aromas dominate the nose. The taste is sweet with honey throughout and finishes crisp. This well-balanced imperial IPA always has hop lovers swooning during its release time.

6% ABV, Draft

Appearance: Reddish-orange with a medium head.
Aroma: Pretty bitter.
Taste: Hoppy, but smooth. Not overpowering for an IPA — only slightly bitter.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with decent carbonation.

The Livery’s Bier Munro is a great beginner IPA — it has a slight bitterness that introduces you to one of the main components of the style. There’s some sweetness present , possibly caramel or roasted malt, but overall this is just a great standard brew.

5% ABV, Bottle
Appearance: Deep black hue. Poured with one finger head.
Aroma: Strong floral presence. Sweet, citrusy hops.
Taste: Biter hops balanced by malt. Tart finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium body. Smooth.
Short’s Bludgeon Yer Eye PA is an India black ale blessed with tons of aromatic qualities like any good IPA. The taste contains a bitter hop presence that’s well-balanced by the slightly roasted maltiness. The body is cream but dry, leaving the head stuck to the side of the glass. The lingering hops remain with your taste buds after you finish. At 5% ABV, this balanced pale ale makes for a great session brew.

5% ABV, Bottle

Appearance: Deep black hue. Poured with one finger head.
Aroma: Strong floral presence. Sweet, citrusy hops.
Taste: Biter hops balanced by malt. Tart finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium body. Smooth.

Short’s Bludgeon Yer Eye PA is an India black ale blessed with tons of aromatic qualities like any good IPA. The taste contains a bitter hop presence that’s well-balanced by the slightly roasted maltiness. The body is cream but dry, leaving the head stuck to the side of the glass. The lingering hops remain with your taste buds after you finish. At 5% ABV, this balanced pale ale makes for a great session brew.

5.5% ABV, Draft

Appearance: Clear gold-copper in color, slight white head with mild retention and lacing.
Aroma: Aggressive floral and resin hop smell with only a hint of toasted malt.
Taste: Very spicy hop and fruity flavors over mildly sweet and toasty malt notes, with a strong lingering hop bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, a bit astringent, medium carbonation.

As the name implies, Pure Michigan IPA is brewed with 100% Michigan-grown malt (from the Lansing area) and all Michigan-grown hops, of the Chinook, Cascade, and Brewer’s Gold variety, from Empire. The result is a deliciously serviceable IPA, satisfying for the casual hophead and gratifying to the kind of drinker (me) who is not overly enamored with the grapefruity end of the hop spectrum. Fruity esters are plentiful, while the malt profile is subdued but not nonexistent. Overall, it’s quite tasty and just one more indicator that the up-and-coming beer-related agriculture industry in Michigan has a bright future indeed.

6% ABV, Bottle
Appearance: Amber hue. Half-inch head.
Aroma: Hoppier than expected. Hint of sweet malts.
Taste: Bitter, IPA taste. Smooth and crisp.
Mouthfeel: Medium, borderline light body.
What do you think of when you hear the word autumn? In Michigan, probably leaves on the ground, fall weather and football season. Short’s Autumn Ale is slightly deceiving with its namesake. A drinker might be under the impression they’re cracking into an Oktoberfest-style or a fall-themed beer. But inside this bottle lies an IPA in disguise. When its all said and done and by the time you get to the bottom of your glass, you may feel this ESB captures the autumn season after all.

6% ABV, Bottle

Appearance: Amber hue. Half-inch head.
Aroma: Hoppier than expected. Hint of sweet malts.
Taste: Bitter, IPA taste. Smooth and crisp.
Mouthfeel: Medium, borderline light body.

What do you think of when you hear the word autumn? In Michigan, probably leaves on the ground, fall weather and football season. Short’s Autumn Ale is slightly deceiving with its namesake. A drinker might be under the impression they’re cracking into an Oktoberfest-style or a fall-themed beer. But inside this bottle lies an IPA in disguise. When its all said and done and by the time you get to the bottom of your glass, you may feel this ESB captures the autumn season after all.

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