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Stache Bender - Short's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

85 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 2
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: beergorrilla on 04-27-2014)
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Ratings: 85 | Reviews: 12 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by lochef81:
Photo of lochef81
4.4/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer is outstanding. Probably the best offering I've ever had from Shorts; a brewer that I find to be very hit and miss. It pours a hazy copper amber color with a small white head that quickly gives way to nice silky lacing. The nose is pure dank hop bomb. Grapefruit, pot, pine, and tropical fruits abound. It smells so fresh and pleasing. The mouthfeel is sticky and coating and chewy. The flavor...freshest hop bomb possible. This rivals Stone Enjoy By for both freshness and flavor. Well done Shorts!

lochef81, May 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

tectactoe, Apr 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

mikejonze, Aug 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

acurtis, May 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

mdaschaf, Sep 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

king75, Apr 28, 2014
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3.3/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Pours without much of a head. Small white head. No collar. Just some surface wisps.

Smell - Musty. Lots of caramel malt. A little grapefruit.

Taste - Better, but tastes kinda old. Lots of sweet caramel malt. Grapefruit. Grassy bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Sweet. Medium heavy. Medium low carbonation.

Overall - Not sure about the age on this.

Alieniloquium, Jul 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

beergorrilla, Apr 27, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

zachraymer, Jun 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

heystevec, Jun 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Kmlund, Jun 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

jduprey007, Jun 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

md655321, Apr 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

TheSamKuehn, Jun 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

RDQueena, Aug 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

dcisco44, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of EgadBananas
3.43/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: dark orange, hazy, off white finger of frothy head.

Aroma: sweet malts, caramel, citrus, some pine resins, grapefruit.

Taste: caramel sweetness, citrus, pine, pineapple, strong booze.

Mouthfeel: full body, sticky.

Overall: nice, but a little boozy and sweet, and lacks the hop balance.

EgadBananas, Jul 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

RyanM81, May 06, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

GrizXTKEX519, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of MasterfulIdiot
3.69/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an IPA glass. Liquid is a clear amber, with lots of carbonation, but very little head - just a small off-white cap on top of the beer. The cap leaves a surprising amount of lace on the glass.

Aroma is resiny hops and caramel malts. Kind of like a hop-infused caramel syrup. A little bit of a floral note in there too.

Taste follows the nose - bigtime resin and caramel. Finish is moderately bitter, and the afertaste is grapefruity citrus & evergreen.

Mouthfeel is relatively thick, with lots of carbonation.

Overall, not my favorite flavor profile for an IPA, but it's good for what it is. I find a lot of DIPA's with the resiny caramel thing going on to be kind of sickly sweet, and this one avoids that with the minty evergreen on the finish. Glad I got to try it, so thanks to niner99 for the bottle!

MasterfulIdiot, May 05, 2014
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Stache Bender from Short's Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.