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Shortfuse Brewing

Shortfuse Brewing
Tropical Hurt Locker Fruited Sour Ale

Category: Sour Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.5%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
2022 World Beer Championships Gold Medal - Best Sour Ale

Shortfuse Brewing
Tropical Hurt Locker Fruited Sour Ale

Category: Sour Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.5%
Cloudy peachy copper color. Aromas and flavors of fresh, first harvest raspberries, peppercorn, and hints of dill and pickling spices with a satiny, tart, effervescent, dryish light-to-medium body and a polished, engaging, medium-long finish that shows notes of tangy raspberry tea and hints of mango. A natural, deliciously balanced raspberry sour to share.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light & Sour & Tart
Aroma Aroma: fresh, first harvest raspberries, peppercorn, and hints of dill and pickling spices
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of tangy raspberry tea and hints of mango
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Ceviche, Chicken Caesar Salad, Mascarpone
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A natural, deliciously balanced raspberry sour to share.

The Producer

Shortfuse Brewing

The Producer

Sour Ale

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Serve in a Stange
Sour Ales encompass the wide variety of intentionally soured ales that have recently become quite popular, but don’t fit neatly into traditional classifications. They are tart tasting beers that have been inoculated with either Lactobacillus, Brettanomyces, and Pediococcus strains of bacteria or have been affected by wild yeast strains via spontaneous fermentation, or by the addition of fruits containing wild strains on their skins.