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I picked up the new Short’s variety pack a couple days ago at my local grocery store, knowing that it would be worth it. Shorts, in their ever growing impressive list of IPA’s has one called the ‘Stroker Ace‘, before I had actually tried to beer, I assumed that it was going to be strong and hoppy, beefed up like a pure American muscle car. When I hear the word ‘Stroker’, they think of a car or a motorcyle roarin’ down the road fast and loud, so naturally when I saw ‘Stroker Ace‘ I correlated that to this Short’s American Session IPA.
Shorts ‘Stroker Ace’ American IPA lives up to the reputation of ‘Stroker’ . It has a ‘whoa!’ aroma and a whoa taste to it. The citrus and tropical fruits clash perfectly as does an incease in engine displacement results in a car engine that produces more torque and horse power. Dominated by fruity hops it works perfectly. Intially it smells light and gives a deceitful appearance but comes out strong in taste. IPA’s are the kind of beers you expect to be bitter and hoppy but Shorts ‘Stroker Ace’ is anything but and they make it work to perfection. Surprisingly, for an IPA, it is low in ABV only at 4%, but the clashing of malts and hops results in a beer that gives a surprisingly by well clashing taste. Its a good example of a session IPA, even if it only has a 4% ABV.
Overall Beer Rating 4.5/5.
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Adam is a craft beer and mustache aficionado who majored in philosophy to implore the nature of craft beer. He is also an avid Detroit sports fan and Spartan Fan who resides in Almont, Michigan. He can be followed on twitter
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Adam is a craft beer and mustache aficionado who majored in philosophy to implore the nature of craft beer. He founded the halloftaps.com and can be followed on twitter @the1macattack