I have to give a big thanks to Derek for sending this my way. Good Feller empties into my glass a chill hazed ruby that glows when backlit. A fingers worth of cotton white head grew on the pour and eventually receded to a skim coat with a thick ring around the glass. Leaves respectable lacing after each sip before slowly sliding back into the body.
As I stick my nose in the glass I'm immediately hit with big sticky pine, lightly sweetened grapefruit, ripe pineapple and a touch of spicy alcohol. There's even the aroma of that aspirin like bitterness associated with Amarillo. The caramel maltiness is sweet and drizzled throughout. The hops are big and bold but the caramel stands up to the challenge. This beer makes my mouth water.
The flavor stands up to the aroma and follows the same lines. All at once juicy pineapple, lightly sugared grapefruit, and pine all drizzled with caramel wash over the tongue. The intensity of each coming forward as the drink continues. What really makes Good Feller stand out is how seamless each transition is. Everything comes together to create an excellent, well rounded IIPA.
This isn't a monster that stomps on every tastebud but it does leave a solid bitterness after a few sips. The bitterness just seems to build. The body teeters in between heavy and moderate leaning more toward the latter. The body isn't as thick and sweet as many other examples which make this top notch.
Good Feller is far too easy to put away. For such a big beer the alcohol is dangerously well hidden and every sip leaves you wanting another.
This is my second offering from Short's and both have been nothing short of great beers. Good Feller is a joy for sure and one I wouldn't hesitate picking up if I was fortunate enough to be in the area. Thanks again Derek! I can't get enough of this IIPA.
Thanks to OC for this brew> :cheers:
A- Light golden color with a thin white head on it.
S- Very piny. Some alcohol in there as well.
T- The pine from the smell is there in the taste, but not overpowering. Very well blended with caramel malts and crisp hop bite finish.
M- Very good feel, and well blended.
O- A very good IIPA. Top to bottom a very solid drinker.
Thanks again, OC.
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