Superfluid

Michigan
United States
Superfluid, Short's Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
90
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Superfluid is an American Double India Pale Ale that explodes with a perfume of resiny hop aromas! A simple malt bill allows the hops to shine with flavors of coconut, pineapple, and tropical fruit. The perfect bitterness resonates across the palate, complementing the awesome hop intensity within.

Profile

ABV: 
9.1%
IBUs: 
91
Judges Review 
Michael Heniff's picture
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Superfluid by Short’s Brewing Co. is being evaluated as a Double IPA (category 22A in the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines). The focus of the Double IPA style is hops, hops and more hops.  Additionally, despite being a high-alcohol content style, Double IPAs are fairly drinkable and lack a heavy malty body, which are more typical traits of beers of this alcohol content. Superfluid measures up at 9.1% ABV with 91 IBUs.

Superfluid pours golden in color with excellent clarity and a huge, resilien and thick white head. The aroma is of very prominent resiny hops with just a hint of malt. The body is medium and quite dry. The flavor again is strongly resiny hops with just a hint of nutty malt flavor. The finish is of moderately strong bitterness with strong resiny hop flavors that linger long into the finish over a hint of malt.

This is a very hoppy and bitter Double IPA. This beer hits the elements of the style but the hops are singularly resiny in character. Drinkers looking for a middle-of-the-road Double IPA might find this example aggressive, but true hopheads will rejoice!

Brewery Introduction

THE SHORT’S STORY BEGAN IN 2002 when a 22-year-old brewer named Joe Short registered Short’s Brewing Company as a business in the state of Michigan. Having already gained significant brewing experience at other Michigan breweries, Joe realized that his style of... Read More

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