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Stache Bender | Short's Brewing Company

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85
very good
13 Reviews
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BEER STATS
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
91
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
15.18%
 
 
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5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company
Michigan, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by beergorrilla on 04-27-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

User Reviews
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Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 91
Reviews by lochef81:
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4.4/5  rDev +15.2%
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!

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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5/5  rDev +30.9%

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3.29/5  rDev -13.9%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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5/5  rDev +30.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.45/5  rDev -9.7%
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.

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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

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3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
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!

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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Stache Bender from Short's Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.