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Stache Bender - Short's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

82 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 3
Gots: 14 | 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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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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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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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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Stache Bender from Short's Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.