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Short's Hopstache - Short's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

211 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 211
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 8.98%
Wants: 27
Gots: 15 | 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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stevepat

Michigan

2.65/5  rDev -37.4%

Tasted midday out of a pint glass, which is usually a recipe for an unnaturally glowing review of any beer (I've been known to ask for another Bud Light in similar situations), this beer was an unfortunate exception. The look is very nice, rich amber with a reassuring cloudiness, but that was its only redeeming characteristic. The smell is flat, the taste is meagerly bitter with little to no depth, and it slides through your mouth without leaving much of an impact. All in all a weak offering from Short's. Seems like the grapefruit somehow negated the hops.

03-27-2013 16:40:14 | More by stevepat
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BrewtalHonesty

Oregon

3/5  rDev -29.1%

06-17-2014 17:51:13 | More by BrewtalHonesty
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amalburg

Michigan

3/5  rDev -29.1%

05-03-2014 17:19:33 | More by amalburg
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kscaldef

Oregon

3/5  rDev -29.1%

04-22-2013 05:59:11 | More by kscaldef
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carmike813

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

04-18-2014 04:24:14 | More by carmike813
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Davihaw

Illinois

3.33/5  rDev -21.3%

A: Pours a golden orange haze with good 1 finger of foam. Leaves lots of lacing after foam disappears.

S: Grapefruit and other citrus flavors are very present. Second whiff smells sweet rather than citrusy, and followed by a tiny bit of pine.

T: Wish the taste was as good as the smell. The pine is a lot more present in the taste. It doesn't have the balanced hop bitterness I like in an IPA.

M: The carbonation is spot on. The bitterness on the tongue takes away from the sessionability I was hoping for.

O: I think this is another solid IPA from Short's! I wish the citrus notes would have come out in the flavor rather than pine. I'm glad I got to try this and would have no problem picking up another 6 pack if it were available.

04-17-2013 22:01:42 | More by Davihaw
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robgage

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

05-08-2014 02:05:04 | More by robgage
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Billquirk

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

06-01-2014 00:42:27 | More by Billquirk
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SportsandJorts

Virginia

3.69/5  rDev -12.8%

Appearance: a light straw yellow. super hazy and opaque. a finger of a whitish head that leaves just a little bit of lacing after fading fairly quickly.

Smell: light bready malts, lighter crystal malts. hops are very citrusy and the grapefruit. some tropical notes. noticeable bitterness

Taste: opens up with citrus. grapefruit along with tropical notes. noticeable bread and crystal malt base

Mouthfeel: quite light, but very bitter

Overall: not a complete winner with me. there really isn't a whole lot of hop taste to it. good malt base but i think the focus needs to be shifted more to hops from the grapefruit.

03-28-2014 00:42:45 | More by SportsandJorts
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roostor07

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

10-18-2013 12:45:38 | More by DrIPA
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Kramerwtmf

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

04-24-2014 03:56:03 | More by Kramerwtmf
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BeerGreg

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

04-08-2014 04:16:20 | More by BeerGreg
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mlkramer11

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

05-09-2014 00:46:01 | More by mlkramer11
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Fireslayer

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

04-22-2014 16:52:05 | More by Fireslayer
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david131

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

03-28-2013 20:01:38 | More by david131
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swtchuck

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

04-27-2014 17:41:20 | More by swtchuck
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james582

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

08-14-2013 13:20:56 | More by james582
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arlingtonjoe

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

11-17-2013 23:52:34 | More by JMBSH
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nrbw23

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

06-01-2014 16:03:33 | More by nrbw23
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zacky_U

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

07-11-2014 12:28:26 | More by zacky_U
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FrankHammer

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

08-05-2013 19:18:41 | More by FrankHammer
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thickgirth

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

04-19-2014 23:28:20 | More by thickgirth
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kevanb

Illinois

3.81/5  rDev -9.9%

12oz bottle poured into a stemless wine glass.

The beer pours a soft, honey straw color, notes of gold and dandelion that is slightly murky with a thin, soapy white head, about a finger high that has decent retention and leaves a touch of lace behind. The aroma is nice, lots of zesty citrus, wildflower, weedy grass with some underlying pine and cat pee from the amarillo behind it. Sweet and bready grain is integrated nicely, but the balance on the nose is a bit lacking. The flavors are similar, but earthier, the citrus presence is there but the grassiness and floral notes are very dirty and earthy, lots of grubby weeds with some prickly malt behind it. The body is nice, a bit carbed and soapy for my liking, but the finish is nice and dry with a great bitter kick.

Verdict: A nice IPA from Shorts, right on the cusp of something great and one of the best beers I've had from them. Certainly an IPA that will appeal to any hop head and one I'd like to enjoy again in the future.

03-30-2013 16:15:27 | More by kevanb
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Short's Hopstache from Short's Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.