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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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American India Pale Ale dominated by citrus flavors and aromas. Focusing on hop varieties that offer the most fruity and floral characteristics with the addition of grapefruit concentrate.


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3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Poured into a Samuel Adams "Perfect Pint" glass. The appearance on this one is a really hazy yellow color. The head isnít very big, and doesnít last long at all. Very little lacing left in the glass as well. Aroma is unbelievable, and one of the best smelling beers Iíve ever whiffed -- massive grapefruit and tropical smells... truly outstanding. Unfortunately, the taste was a bit of a let down. The front of each sip tasted almost exactly like the aroma -- sweet, grapefruity. The rest of the sip and aftertaste though was primarily of bitterness, and it didnít have me jumping up and down. The carbonation isnít harsh, but the bitterness in this make it much more of a sipperís IPA. This site calls it a pale ale, but Hopstache is no doubt an IPA. A fantastic smelling beer, but a slight let down flavor-wise.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
NicolasGalli (15) - - APR 17, 2014
bread, nuts, grass, earthy, golden, hazy, frothy, white foam, medium bitterness, medium body, sticky, lively, bitter... Cool artwork and great branding.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ebone1988 (183) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2014
Aroma is grapefruit, sweet, somewhat piny, a touch light. Appearance is straw gold, white head. Taste is smooth, somewhat light, balanced between hops and grapefruit. Pretty bitter and dry finish. Mouthfeel is nice, sweet, not too carbonated, nice easy drinker. Overall, itís pretty good stuff but I expected the grapefruit to come out more. Anyway, worth a shot for sure.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (1582) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2014
Bottle, thanks mrebeks. Pours a very cloudy pale orange with a small foamy head that fades to a ring and leave nice soapy lacing. Aroma grapefruit juice and grapefruit rinds. Also has some flowers and crackers. Taste like juicy grapefruit juice without the tartness. Peppery and spicy in the finish. Some cracker/bread malt is present too. Delcious stuff if you like grapefruit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (2589) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2014
tap. hazy golden with small head. huge citrus-forward IPA. absolutely delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ColovianTrader (194) - - MAR 29, 2014
Grapefruit really comes through in this one. Blends well with flavors of citrus hops, moderate caramel and hints of wheat and pepper. Very refreshing beer. Shorts knows their IPAs.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6031) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2013
Bottle:   Darker straw, slight orange, hazy, thin to moderate sudsy white head, spotty lacing.   Soft dank nose, real dank.   Subtle pith and peel.   Somewhat of a dirty hop flavor profile.   On the citrusy side, citrus peel and pith.   Not bright, and not all that sweet.   Or should I say, could use a little more sweetness.   Falls off kinda fast, leaving a slightly grainy backside.   Body and moutfheel are moderate.   Decent amount of bitterness without being lop sided, but lacks the right amount of sweetness to really make this balanced.   Does seem to have a bit of grapefruit like presence towards the backside.   Thanks Kevin!


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (5205) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Draft pour on tap at GTMW 2013 (Madison, WI). Pours a nice welll hazed golden hue, good murky pour. A frothy offwhite creamy head atop dies to a firm layer, laces and sticks around. Aromas are grapefruit, rind, and juice. A bit of Amarillo, lemon, and gumball. Some decent presence, gentle bready sweetness. Initial is firm big grapefruit juice presence. Bitter and juicy, some tasty rind, firm bitter and juicy hop presence. Nice bitter, dry, and rind driven. Middle is firmly bitter and grapefruit driven, big juicy presence, touch of fruit, floral. Really nice dry bitter juicy finish. Truly grapefruit driven.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonkeyBra (3115) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Sampled at GTMW2013. Pours a hazy golden color with a white head. Aroma of grapefruit, some citrus zest, touches of caramel and resin. Lots of dank hop notes. Smells great. Flavor is very bitter, with touches of grapefruit, pine, citrus zest, citrus peel. Nice, medium bodied, lively carbonation. Finishes long and bitter. Another killer IPA from Shortís.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SpongeRuiner (575) - Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2014 First had on tap at Michigan Summer Beer Fest. A huge want for me for a long time. It definitely lived up to what I hoped it to be. My perfect style. Has a nice citrus hop aroma. A very clean taste. A light refreshing hop flavor upfront with a grapefruit flavor following it up. A crisp hop tingle is left to linger. Extremely drinkable. Another great IPA by Shorts.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrana (352) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - APR 20, 2014
Very refreshing with strong grapefruit flavor and some nice spicy hop flavor. Has a relatively light malt body some slight resinous / pine finish.


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