Stache Bender | Short's Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
shortsbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by beergorrilla on 04-27-2014

BEER STATS
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
118
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
12.02%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
18
For Trade:
1
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Reviews: 19 | Ratings: 118
Reviews by MasterfulIdiot:
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3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an IPA glass. Liquid is a clear amber, with lots of carbonation, but very little head - just a small off-white cap on top of the beer. The cap leaves a surprising amount of lace on the glass.

Aroma is resiny hops and caramel malts. Kind of like a hop-infused caramel syrup. A little bit of a floral note in there too.

Taste follows the nose - bigtime resin and caramel. Finish is moderately bitter, and the afertaste is grapefruity citrus & evergreen.

Mouthfeel is relatively thick, with lots of carbonation.

Overall, not my favorite flavor profile for an IPA, but it's good for what it is. I find a lot of DIPA's with the resiny caramel thing going on to be kind of sickly sweet, and this one avoids that with the minty evergreen on the finish. Glad I got to try it, so thanks to niner99 for the bottle!

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of king75
5/5  rDev +27.9%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.72/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I got this from a mixed Hoppy Holiday 12pck from Meijer's. It poured a clear copper with white head that is not leaving much lace. The scent is faint juicy fruit. The taste is nicely balanced between sweet maple malt and bitter hop that may leave pine hint on the back end.....with hints of alcohol. The Mouthfeel is fuller in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a good beer.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.29/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Pours without much of a head. Small white head. No collar. Just some surface wisps.

Smell - Musty. Lots of caramel malt. A little grapefruit.

Taste - Better, but tastes kinda old. Lots of sweet caramel malt. Grapefruit. Grassy bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Sweet. Medium heavy. Medium low carbonation.

Overall - Not sure about the age on this.

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Photo of beergorrilla
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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5/5  rDev +27.9%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of emerge077
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcisco44
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of EgadBananas
3.45/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: dark orange, hazy, off white finger of frothy head.

Aroma: sweet malts, caramel, citrus, some pine resins, grapefruit.

Taste: caramel sweetness, citrus, pine, pineapple, strong booze.

Mouthfeel: full body, sticky.

Overall: nice, but a little boozy and sweet, and lacks the hop balance.

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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

Photo of Grupatre
4.01/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tommy5
4.24/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

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Stache Bender from Short's Brewing Company
3.91 out of 5 based on 118 ratings.
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