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Stache Bender - Short's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

81 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 3
Gots: 12 | 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: 81 | Reviews: 12 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by lochef81:
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lochef81

Michigan

4.4/5  rDev +6.3%

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!

05-06-2014 02:51:28 | More by lochef81
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3.3/5  rDev -20.3%

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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Mouthfeel: full body, sticky.

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Stache Bender from Short's Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.