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:
20
Ratings:
119
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
12.02%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
17
For Trade:
1
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Reviews: 20 | Ratings: 119
Reviews by macher0:
Photo of macher0
4.32/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottle to tulip. Thanks to douginromeo for the trade.

A. Dark rusty copper, amberish. Poured a thick 2 finger fine bubble egg shell head. Head slowly retreats to a tacky rim and sticky laces.

S. Starts off with bright pineapples and peach juice. Medium malt presence. The end is of an open grass field in a humid climate. A little bit of bootstrap leather. A noticeable hop bitterness to finish everything off. Cat piss becomes present as it opens.

T. Starts off with piney hops and a noticeable sweetness. Notes of honey and butter. A moderate malt backbone. Grassy and dusty. A little bit o biscuit.

M. High carbonation. Full body. Not very smooth.

O. Very nice. Certainly similar to hopslam. The juicy nose gives way to a piney palate - which is nothing atypical. The beer falls short in the feel. It's just not very smooth. If I ever get a chance to purchase this I will. I'm a fan.

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Photo of tectactoe
4/5  rDev +2.3%

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

Photo of mikejonze
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of acurtis
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

Photo of mdaschaf
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%

Photo of zachraymer
5/5  rDev +27.9%

Photo of heystevec
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Kmlund
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of md655321
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of CaptainFleeker
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of RDQueena
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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Photo of RyanM81
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

Photo of GrizXTKEX519
4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

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Stache Bender from Short's Brewing Company
3.91 out of 5 based on 119 ratings.
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