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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Hopstach typifies the boldness that comes from American hop varieties. The aroma is dominated by fruity ale yeast esters and fragrant grapefruit tones. Initial malt sweetness is low, and citrus fruit and floral hop qualities overpower any other perceived flavors. Aided by the addition of grapefruit zest, the finish is a sharp hop shock that electrifies the mouth, but is not overly bitter.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Evolutionary (462) - Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2016
Bottle from Michigan. Nose is hop and citrus and body follows. Bit of mild sugar to balance but not much. Smooth acrid feel with citrus rind finish. Decent to good. Would do again. Plus bottle has an uncle Rico lookalike.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blackflag321 (622) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2016
Pretty much a "typical" Shorts IPA, which means it’s pretty good. Yes, there is grapefruit but just a taste. Mildly bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chucklemation (1311) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2016
Pours a golden yellow color with a foamy white head. Aroma is grapefruit, citrus, grassy, and floral hops. Flavor is mainly grapefruit and grass. Has a dry, bitter finish and some carbonation. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (4203) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2016
12oz bottle from Flick’s in Lambertville: hazy gold pour with thin soapy white head and loose stick. aroma of citrus hops, weedy, grass. tastes are grassy, grapefruit, dry, even bitter, good bread malt backbone. solid.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lutz2jm (252) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 1, 2015
Good balance of hops and malt. Very drinkable. This has a sweet front and hoppy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (1192) - New York, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Bottled. No clear date. Pours clear golden color, white head. Aroma is melon, grass, pineapple, orange, malt. Flavor is cereal, pineapple, orange, pine. Fairly bitter and astringent finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ineedbeer (1702) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Poured from a bottle dated 5/29/2015. Aroma is moderately malty with some cracker malt notes and light toasted bread. Moderate grapefruit aroma with some pine resin and some dank wood notes. A bit of an odd phenolic note similar to decomposing wet grass. Pours a hazy, dull, golden orange with a small, moderately thick white head that exhibits decent retention as it recedes to the edges where it lingers. Moderate lacing and small legs. Flavor starts with a light sweetness and some cracker and light caramel notes. Moderately strong bitterness. Moderate grapefruit notes with some lighter orange and pine resin. A light dank note with some lingering cracker malt character. None of the weird note that was in the aroma. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, an alright beer but grapefruit sculpin is much better. The odd aroma is off putting, but the flavor is better. The flavor is pretty light on the grapefruit zest though.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (8903) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 10, 2015
On tap at The Laundry. Pours cloudy golden with a nice white head and a citrus aroma. There is a very dry pale malt flavor with lots of body and a long dry citrus finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChrisSc (464) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2015
12oz bottle into tulip. Minneapolis. Pours light copper-orange. Transparent. Small white head. Aroma is sweet and grainy with some citrus aromas. Not very bitter at all. Taste is sweet with bitterness in the finish. Body is medium with a long finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smroush (198) - Michigan, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Pretty pronounced grapefruit aroma. Malt is quite subdued, just a bit of a bready aroma. Light amber color and just slightly cloudy. Slight off white head. Taste is a fairly heavy hop bitterness; pretty dry and crisp, not much sweetness. Medium body; carbonation is just a touch lively; finish is rather long and bitter, but crisp and clean. Overall this is a good IPA; the grapefruit is prominent, but works well due to the crisp, clean taste or texture.


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