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Short's Hopstache | Short's Brewing Company

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Short's HopstacheShort's Hopstache

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Summer

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Added by Thorpe429 on 05-31-2011

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

description from brewery: American Pale Ale dominated by citrus flavors and aromas. Focusing on hop varieties that offer the most fruity and floral characteristics w/ the addition of grapefruit zest.

A- pours a hazy copper color with a frothy white head that leaves a hefty amount of lacing.

S- just some citrus hops from hell. nice. one of the best smelling beers i've ever smelt.

T- this is what a american ipa should be. just blasted with hops. there is a slight caramel malt detection if you really try but basicly it's nothing more than citrus hops. bitterness isn't too crazy but others might think so.

M- medium bodied. has a slight silky texture to it. i don't know if it's from all the hops or the grapefruit zest.

Drinkability- i wish they bottled this sh#t!!!

Overall- being a hophead this beer is right up my alley. i was worried about the grapefruit zest mentioned because i've tried their double ipa with the lemon and orange zest and thought that beer sucked. the grapefruit tho plays well with the citrus hops. it seems like it just makes the hops more intense. great brew. hope to see this one again in the future.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

L: Drank straight out of the bottle at a beer garden so unable to comment.

S: Grapefruit (in a natural not artificial way)

T: Initially biscuit and floral with a fantastic grapefruit finish, again not artifical, not sweet just great flavor. Moderately bitter.

F: Appropriately carbonated, good mouthfeel.

O: The best grapefruit IPA I've had (also like Sam Adams Rebel Grapefruit IPA a lot but it's sweeter than this one).

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Extremely drinkable.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

L: hazy light orange. Small thin head.
S: grapefruit peel, light mandarin, dank.
T: like a hoppy pale Ale, really smooth and a light ipa that is almost a session. One of short's best ipas.
F: extremely smooth, light body, crushable. Refreshing for a lazy summer night.
Overall: this is better than Ballast Point grapefruit sculpin and perrin grapefruit ipa. It's hands down the best grapefruit ipa. Flavourful, light, not overwhelming.

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Short's Hopstache from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 337 ratings
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