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Short's Hopstache - Short's Brewing Company

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167 Ratings
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Ratings: 167
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 7.96%


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

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Thorpe429 on 05-31-2011)
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stooge

Michigan

4/5  rDev -6.3%

12-06-2013 04:45:23 | More by stooge
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canonguy14

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

04-14-2014 23:50:06 | More by canonguy14
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MrBuckHigh

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

04-14-2014 16:30:41 | More by MrBuckHigh
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BMart

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.3%

04-14-2014 13:24:12 | More by BMart
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SanFranJake

California

3.91/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Enjoyed yesterday poured into a Deschutes goblet from 12oz bottle.
Procured via trade (extra) from my good man @totalbangover.
Excellent orangish color when poured and as soon as it hit the glass and filled up, I was hit with tons of fruity citrus notes, namely (as the label says) Grapefruit. Slight nose of hops presence but this is mostly citrus.
I didn't pour with much vigor but pour still produced a nice finger+ of creamy foam with quickly ceded.
Great flavor. On par with what I got in the nose...grapefruit and slight but noticeable hop presence. Not at all like the piney IPAs that I usually like in the style.
Carbonation, flavor and nose stuck around for as long as the pour did.
Gentle lacing did as well.
Glad I was able to try this beer. Every Shorts beer I've had, all of which have been extras from @totalbangover, have been very impressive and this was no exception.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 13:20:17 | More by SanFranJake
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roostor07

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

04-14-2014 12:42:38 | More by roostor07
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DantheMan75

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -6.3%

04-13-2014 21:20:11 | More by DantheMan75
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TheBrewo

Michigan

4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

We pour a brew of pale sunrise orange into our Great Lakes pints. It gives off a one finger head of sand colored bubbles that sit milky and creamy atop the beverage. Cakey, sheeted lacing is left around the glass as it simmers away at a moderate pace. A chill haze cuts clarity, but no sediment is noted. Carbonation appears to be rather active. The aroma is fresh, offering notes of steely grassy and citric hops, metallic and mineral-laden yeastiness, pale and clean adjunct grain, vanilla extract and sweet ethanolic coolness, orange and cucumber flesh, lactic acidity, honeys, light magic marker phenols, and a toasty amber grainy grit that comes more forward with warmth. Our first impression is that, as with the nose, the flavoring comes across as highly fresh and robust, but with a bit more dank bitterness than we were expecting. As we sip, the taste begins with sticky, tannic, and sappy green-grass and citric-oil hoppiness, glazed doughnut puff, toasty pale and lightly wheaty maltiness, watered-down orange juice, fatty gravy, and red apple and pear fruitiness. The middle peaks with granular white sugar sweetness, mineral water, orange pith and lemon zest, continued wheaty graininess, metallic yeastiness, bittering green grassiness, and nylon. The end comes through with more soured grain of corn and white flour, citric peel and seed, oily citric and softly piney hoppiness, nectarine and peach meatiness, grassy and piney hops, tin, sweet booziness, and plastic phenolic bite. The aftertaste breathes of white pepper and turmeric spice, orange juice, peel, and flesh, citric and grassy hop shells, pistachio, alcohol, sheet plastic, envelope adhesive, pale malt graininess, and toasted table crackers. The body is lightly medium, and the carbonation is medium. The sip offers satisfying and wet slurp and smack, while giving up a little lightness to any cream or froth. Finishing pop is crisp and clean. The mouth is wetted and slightly slimy, but this follows in form as a pucker, giving the illusion of frank dryness. The abv is appropriate, and drinkability remains quick and high throughout.

Overall, the most enjoyable thing about this brew is its flavoring and its ease of drinkability. The hops here are quite zesty. They zing and pop through each sip, showcasing heavy oiliness of citric varietals, sticky pine, and a clean grassiness, for a fresh and organic feel to it. The malt bill actually reminds us of their Beard of Zeus, an IPL. Now that we’re thinking about it, the hops are similar as well in that they are both more bitter than sweet or fruity. They each have a cheapness to the grain, with a high metallic factor, but it works in both cases. This one is fruitier, we suppose, if you count the bittering zesty oiliness of oranges in the equation. Either way, this is a fine beer, and a sixer that we will likely blow through with eagerness and ease.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2014 22:18:42 | More by TheBrewo
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Mphis

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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SpartyJoe

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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NHbeerfishing

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -6.3%

04-10-2014 23:58:29 | More by NHbeerfishing
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BeerBucks

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-10-2014 00:31:57 | More by BeerBucks
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westlaunboy

Michigan

4/5  rDev -6.3%

04-09-2014 16:19:41 | More by westlaunboy
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arlingtonjoe

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

04-09-2014 05:56:18 | More by arlingtonjoe
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FlyingHellfish

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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BeerGreg

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

04-08-2014 04:16:20 | More by BeerGreg
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Prager62

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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jaycar06

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -6.3%

04-06-2014 22:42:30 | More by jaycar06
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Buck_Jones

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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Flopjack

Michigan

4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle into tulip

Appearance - Nice pale orange especially when held up to light, not a lot of light gets through, somewhat hazed, nice lacing, 1/2 finger white head.

Smell - Pungent grapefruit, pine, floral hoppiness. Lots of citrus.

Taste - The beginning of the flavor is a nice balance of pine and grapefruit giving a nice floral and juicy character. The middle brings about more of the grapefruit intensity that is paired with bitterness. Towards the end there is more of a mellow grapefruit zest or essence that drys the flavor nicely.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, medium carbonation.

Overall - Good beer, it was my first trying this offering. Glad I tried it and hope to get more next time around.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2014 19:23:22 | More by Flopjack
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huddyball

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -6.3%

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Illinois

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Michigan

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Illinois

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jlmathis

Michigan

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Short's Hopstache from Short's Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 167 ratings.