Short's Hopstache - Short's Brewing Company
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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
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
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
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
Short's Hopstache from Short's Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.