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
Ranking:
#1,649
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
340
pDev:
8.59%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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40
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Photo of Pandarus
4.11/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.92/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of clake
3.79/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jkonte
4.51/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KeithE
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice all around IPA with grapefruit zest added. Good balance and not too sweet. Compares favorably with Grapefruit Scuplin. My guess is 50% of those drinkers would prefer Hopstache if they did a blind test. So far with the few beers I have tried from Short's I'm pretty impressed and not a homer since I live in Chicago and not MI.

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Photo of brentk56
3.87/5  rDev -7.6%
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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3.77/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of foundersasap
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Excellent head, well supported by tons of carbonation retaining the head well into it. Taste is very grapefruit, bitter not much malt but this beer is exceptional. Sticky lacing covering the entire glass. Highly recommended

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4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of clager
4.88/5  rDev +16.5%
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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3.88/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.87/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Short's Hopstache from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 340 ratings