Space Rock

Michigan
United States
Short's Brewing Space Rock Pale Ale Beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
82
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
33 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

Space Rock, now crafted to remove gluten, is a light-bodied American Pale Ale with prominent floral and orange peel-like hop aromas. Only the slightest grainy malt qualities are detectable, as assertive bitter flavors of citrus rind and dandelion leaf take hold. The finish lingers with a waning bitterness that’s not overly dry.

Profile

ABV: 
5.0%
IBUs: 
70
Judges Review 
Sean Coughlin's picture
Judges Rating:
82
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

A bright, citrus-forward aroma invoking oranges and tangerines is softened by hints of apricot and white peach as it warms. A bready, somewhat husky aroma emerges from underneath the hops and supports them with a light sweetness. The beer pours a hazy deep yellow with a large, fluffy, white head that seems to last for days. The flavor seems a bit thin in comparison to the aroma but is still pleasant. A light orange pith hop note balances well with a light grainy malt character. Bitterness seems excessive for a pale ale and overwhelms the delicate hop flavors that are trying to become acquainted with the palate. The body is medium-thin with a soft mouthfeel punctuated by the somewhat too-harsh hop bitterness. A well-crafted American Pale Ale that would have better balance and drinkability if less bitterness was in the mix.

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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