Short's Hopstache - Short's Brewing Company

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Ratings: 217
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 8.98%
Wants: 28
Gots: 14 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Thorpe429 on 05-31-2011)
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Photo of stevepat
2.65/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

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.

Photo of BrewtalHonesty
3/5  rDev -29.1%

Photo of amalburg
3/5  rDev -29.1%

Photo of kscaldef
3/5  rDev -29.1%

Photo of carmike813
3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of Davihaw
3.33/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

Photo of robgage
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of Billquirk
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of EuphonicHops
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of SportsandJorts
3.69/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.74/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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Short's Hopstache from Short's Brewing Company
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