Short's Hopstache | Short's Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Summer

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Added by Thorpe429 on 05-31-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
332
Reviews:
42
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
8.55%
 
 
Wants:
39
Gots:
47
For Trade:
2
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.85/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.87/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: A bubble show produces a slightly hazy amber liquid capped by a two fingered head; nice retention and lacing action

Smell: Floral and pithy, with papaya, passion fruit, pineapple and white grapefruit

Taste: A little bready in the malt base, but the hops make a strong statement, bringing the tropical fruit (papaya and passion fruit, primarily) in the first wave and the grapefruit pith in the second; increasingly bitter, after the swallow, with an aspirin flavor in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A decent IPA that hedges that frontier between the bitter grapefruit flavors that dominated a few years ago with the tropical fruit tones so prevalent today; I enjoy that aspect but don't care for the aspirin in the finish

Thanks, RoguePT, for the opportunity

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.09/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 3/11/2013. Pours lightly hazy golden orange color with a nice 2 finger dense white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of huge grapefruit, orange zest, pineapple, peach, passion fruit, orange rind, floral, light pine, grass, light honey, and floral earthiness. Incredible aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus and tropical fruit notes with moderate malt balance. Taste of grapefruit, orange zest, lemon zest, pineapple, pine, orange rind, floral, grass, light honey, bread, and floral earthiness. Good amount of pine resin bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, pineapple, pine, floral, bread, light honey, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice flavor balance and complexity of hops with grapefruit flavor; with a moderate malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent IPA! Great balance of hops with the grapefruit flavors; and very smooth to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

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4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a bright orange color with a very nice white head and some lacing on the way down. The nose pounces with really strong citrus notes with some floral and pine characteristics in the background. Highly resinous and pungent. Grapefruit dominates. The flavor is quite bitter and provides a bit of hop flavor, though not as much as I was expecting from the aroma. The fruit comes through atop the dryness that follows with the bitterness in the feel. Really tasty and a great finish.

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3.87/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -5%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.87/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.09/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. No freshness date.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before makings its way down to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves large clots behind.

S- Lovely burst of tropical fruit and a bit of sugary malt. Notes of mango, papaya and peach.

T- Flavor isn't quite as excellent. The high bitterness kind of downplays the tropical fruit tastes but it still works. Resinous hops are continuously assertive on the palate. Notes of grapefruit, pineapple and grass.

M- Sharp and bitey from the hops. Medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- This is for IPA lovers only which I certainly am but this was almost too bitter for even me. Though not very balanced, it has a terrific aroma and pretty much everything I look for in a great IPA.

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Short's Hopstache from Short's Brewing Company
4.21 out of 5 based on 332 ratings.
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