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Short's Hopstache - Short's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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201 Ratings
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Ratings: 201
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.96%
Wants: 25
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
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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claminat420

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4.93/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

description from brewery: American Pale Ale dominated by citrus flavors and aromas. Focusing on hop varieties that offer the most fruity and floral characteristics w/ the addition of grapefruit zest.

A- pours a hazy copper color with a frothy white head that leaves a hefty amount of lacing.

S- just some citrus hops from hell. nice. one of the best smelling beers i've ever smelt.

T- this is what a american ipa should be. just blasted with hops. there is a slight caramel malt detection if you really try but basicly it's nothing more than citrus hops. bitterness isn't too crazy but others might think so.

M- medium bodied. has a slight silky texture to it. i don't know if it's from all the hops or the grapefruit zest.

Drinkability- i wish they bottled this sh#t!!!

Overall- being a hophead this beer is right up my alley. i was worried about the grapefruit zest mentioned because i've tried their double ipa with the lemon and orange zest and thought that beer sucked. the grapefruit tho plays well with the citrus hops. it seems like it just makes the hops more intense. great brew. hope to see this one again in the future.

Serving type: growler

09-04-2011 06:16:38 | More by claminat420
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4.63/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Again, my thanks to tectactoe for a burgeoning box of Short's - I'm getting through it, alternating nights of hoppy with evenings of malts. This is a hoppy night. Clearly. 12 oz. bottle savored all by myself.

Pour is a moist, slightly eclipsed yellow with revving carbonation climbing the glass. The nose is one of those treatise beers: one could write one. Pungent oils, freshly squeezed lemon, citrus, pine, bitterness. No idea what kind of hop bill is hiding in here, but it's brought out the best, aromatics-wise.

Hopstache lowers a grapefruit & hop boom...wow. Oily grapefruit slinks out of the glass & molests the palate without any tickle whatsoever. Once past, it allows a honeyed sweetness, pine bitterness, & lisp of citric acid to wash past. Bitterness seizes the aftertaste & washes away even the grapefruit, leaving a clean, jarring IPA experience. Sluggable. I could easily go through a bomber of this in the time it would normally take me to do a single.

Combo of bite, grapefruit, & complexity makes this one excellent IPA. Brewers should buy this beer & study it like an IPA manual. A winner that'd be welcomed on the slopes of Mount Olympus.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2013 02:36:24 | More by maximum12
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Short's Hopstache from Short's Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 201 ratings.