Devil's Lettuce

Michigan
United States
Short's Brewing Devil's Lettuce Beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
95
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

A wet-hopped India Pale Lager brewed with fresh hops from Empire Hop Farms in Empire, MI.  The nose is full of hoppy aromatics of citrus zest and subtle spice.  Low malt flavors allow for an array of hoppy attributes ranging from fruity lemon to an earthy grassiness, with an instant bitter impact.  A clean lager finish amplifies the overall bitterness, which resonates across the palate.

Profile

ABV: 
5.7%
IBUs: 
95
Judges Review 
Sean Coughlin's picture
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

An inviting cornucopia of hops jumps out of the glass with profound complexity: freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, earthiness comprised of grassiness and onions, and a hint of cannabis. There is a background note of sweet biscuit malt but it plays second fiddle to the loaded hop profile. The beer is an attractive medium-blond color with good clarity. The small off-white head develops slowly but is tightly-knit, has a creamy texture, and is easily awakened with the swirl of the glass. The flavor follows the aroma with a balance that is decidedly hop-forward. The immense hop flavor brings forth the onion and cannabis from the aroma, almost bordering on musty. The hop bitterness seems to overwhelm the palate some, but is balanced well enough by the hop flavor to keep the beer enjoyable. The fermentation is extremely clean – the lager yeast allows the hops to take center stage and steer the drinker towards a lupulin overload. This is a must-try beer for the discerning hop head!

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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