Short's Hopstache - Short's Brewing Company
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4.53/5 rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a slightly murky dull golden-orange with a stationary 1/2" bone white loose & multi-sized bubbled head. Not too much visible carbonation to support the dwindling head. Looks proper, but not exciting. Label art of Joe Short and his nerd glasses, sporting a Magnum P.I. stache is a nice touch though. I also will raise this appearance score due to the stellar dripping cohesive lacework all the way down the glass.
The scent is exciting though. Luscious tropical fruit and grapefruitty hops galore! I swear, I can't wait to quaff this baby. Sweet, Del Monte fruit cocktail syrup-esque. Can I drink this now? A few swirls of my Sam Adams scientific pint glass evoke more piney, rustic hop resins. Now I'm jacked!
There it is!!! the taste definitely delivers everything I got in the nose, but in reverse. Lots of dry, resiny, rustic hops with pithy grapefruit rind, (thanks to the real grapefruit addition). The chalky dryness begs for another gulp, of which I'll gladly oblige. Gosh damn this is delicious. Hops. Delivered. Gloriously.
Mouthfeel is creamy smooth and just a notch past medium bodied. Carbonation is spot on perfectly kinetic. Pillowy soft and lifting. Long dry flavorful finish.
Overall a spectacular IPA made with real grapefruit. I wish I would've bought a case, but this stuff hit the shelves and gone in just 3 days. Highly, highly recommended. P
Serving type: bottle
04-07-2013 19:49:02 | More by malty
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Short's Hopstache from Short's Brewing Company
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