Braxton Short Fuse

Brewery – Braxton
Beer – Short Fuse
Style – Grapefruit Pale Ale
ABV – 5%
IBUs – 50

Grab a can, sit back and enjoy the show. This classic American Pale Ale is hopped with Centennial, Cascade and Simcoe hops for floral and citrus notes. Brewed with grapefruit for a truly authentic summer experience. It’s bright finish pairs perfectly with the bright night sky.

Short Fuse isn’t just a tasty summer sipper of a pale ale, it was also the official beer of the 2017 WEBN fireworks.  I suppose that that’s part of the reason it’s so fantastic on a warm summer evening, right?

The brewery uses grapefruit juice, alongside Simcoe, Cascade and Centennial hops to give the beer a big burst of citrus flavor that I can’t get enough of.   The beer launched in early July of 2017, and was available on draft as well as the bright green cans, with a rocket on the front of them.

My Thoughts On Braxton Short Fuse

Short fuse pours a hazy golden yellow color in the glass with a thick off white head on top.

The aromas are full on fruity joyful happiness.  Grapefruit zest hangs in the air amongst a light floral scent.

The flavor is crisp and refreshing, full of wonderful juicy grapefruit.  It’s a blast of fresh fruit, and light bitterness that leaves you wanting more.  It’s a nice fit in the hot sunshine of the daylight, as well as the cooler night after the sun has dropped below the horizon.

My biggest takeaway from this beer?  I really, really, really hope that we see it return next summer!

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