Alextricity (417) - Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
rumproasts (2038) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap. hazy golden with small head. huge citrus-forward IPA. absolutely delicious.
SpongeRuiner (531) - Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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. A huge citrus and hop IPA. My perfect style. Really looking forward to getting more of this.
HonkeyBra (3068) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
5000 (5984) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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!
TheAlum (5100) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
frank34 (7) - Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
this beer is delicious, very grapefruity, very tasty.. I will definitely be buying more than a 6 pack next year...
TheBear11D (148) - Michigan, USA - JUN 4, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The hopstache pours a tangerine orange yellow with a foamy eggshell white head that lasts a long while and leaves good lacing. The aroma is citrus hops with grapefruit being the prominent note. The flavor is citrus hops through and through with grapefruit shining through in the aftertaste. This is a delicious brew and the flavors sing.
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crossovert (6129) - Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Equal parts mustiness, citrus, metal, and toasted grain in the smell. Flavor is grainy, citrusy, medium bitterness, acidic. Decent.
gonzosauce (157) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Illustrious tropical bubblegum & mid-level citrus. Looks how I want it to - balanced and turbid on just the right glow of gold. Tastes a lot like you would imagine fresh grapefruit rind to taste. Pretty aggressive on the sides of the mouth going into the palate. All the yummy sort of excitement that comes with a new type of hop forward beer notch. Amber citrus success.
salvaticas (350) - - MAY 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Slows. Pours a cloudy gold. Hoppy but smooth. Clean palate. Pretty good
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