Short’s Ale la Reverend Session IPA (Video)

It’s been a long time since I’ve done a Short’s beer.

It’s not that I have anything against Short’s. Their beers are, at worst, “decent” and at least worthy of review. But whenever I do the local stuff that no one outside the state has easy access to, I find that my pageviews go way down and I’m pretty much just talking to myself.

Plus, Short’s releases so many beers that I could pretty much make a channel that was just devoted to their releases if I really dedicated myself to it.

So why review this one? Well, first of all it’s a session IPA, a sub-style that I tend to like a lot. All the flavor of an IPA with less alcohol, hence the ability to drink more of it? Sign me up. Secondly, it’s a wedding anniversary ale commemorating Joe Short’s own wedding — as a man trying to plan a wedding of my own, I found it somewhat apropos. Thirdly — this bottle was all of three days old when it fell into my lap. And if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s ALWAYS check out IPAs when they’re only a handful of days old.

Unfortunately this one didn’t quite live up to the potential. Still a solid session beer, but nothing worth going out of the way for.

Beyond the Pour grade: B


About danieleharper

Chemist, rationalist, skeptic, feminist, and deeply humanist. Podcasts about Doctor Who and social justice at

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