Short’s Stache Bender
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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Double IPA with grapefruit zest.
A bright orange Double American India Pale Ale with explosive aromas of tangerine, pineapple, and grapefruit. A celebration of citrus hop flavors and fruit zest fuse with a slight malty sweetness, before a building bitterness resonates into a dry and warming finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mvp (239) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Clear copper with a small white head that disappears quickly. Weak but desirable aroma. Taste is well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle:   Pithy nose, somewhat sweet, citrusy.   Dark orange, a bit of haze, moderate frothy off-white head, nice lacing.   Sweet and citrusy up front, pithy, a bit chewy.   A little acrid on the backside.   Not as clean as I would have liked.   Warming, certainly feel that 9.5%.   Otherwise pretty clean, strong sweet candied citrus peel and pith on the finish.   Wished Shorts did more IIPAs, or at least maybe I need to drink more of those versus their IPAs.   Thanks Kevin!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10612) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle... Pours clear and amber with a tiny, creamy, white head. The nose delivers a ton of juicy, fruity, spicy hops. Medium-bodied with tickling carbonation. The flavor is loaded with fresh, juicy, tropical fruits and lots of pithy hop bitterness. Lengthy, grassy, tongue-numbing finish. Bottle courtesy of FlandersNed!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2014
12oz Bottle. Thanks Sean! Wonderful warm, cozy marmalade and citrus zest aroma. Snappy and smooth. I quite like this. It’s definitely one of those Double IPAs that borders on Barleywine, but it has just a very pleasant smooth, sweet fruit and pine quality throughout. Never harsh, never grating, and always prickly with citrus. The malt gets a tiny bit caramelized and reminds me of jams and syrups. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle: Orange-amber body with good clarity. White, soapy head transcends to a foamy collar & film quickly. Aroma of sticky hops, dank hop oil, juicy grapefruit flesh with a hint of pith-y bitterness, & a substantial crystallized malt sweetness underneath it all. Caramel malt base is present from the first sip, moderately sweet. Notes of strong grapefruit flesh & bitter hop leaves charge in with lighter hints of ashy pines & tangerine peels. The bitterness & grapefruit fade towards the finish, leaving a kiss of sweetness from the malt. A good DIPA, but Hopstache blows this out of the water.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 16, 2014
> Sticky toffee and orange candies stale tasting DIPA

[ Bottle ][ 12oz ][ northernbrews ][ Trade ][ Games of Thrones Globe ][ 6/15/14 ]
>> Pours clear dirty deep oranger, thick off white foam with great lacing. Nose is vegetal, pine, sticky orange, comes across as stale. Taste is sticky, caramel, red apple, sweet tea, toothpaste, apple skins. Maybe spicy grapefruit. Stale, sticky finish. Uh huh, okay.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Evolutionary (469) - Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle from lake Orion beer and keg. Pricey. Only could buy one bottle a day. Nose is a less sweet hopslam. Full thick dipa body with citrus and citrus rind coming thru. Grapefruit and even pineapple like flavors there. Finishes strong and sweet just like I like my men. Would definitely do again. Needs to be a seasonal release. ---Rated via my mouth

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2014
12oz bottle. Big thanks to umich03jm! Mostly clear darker orange color. Thin off-white head. Leaves good reaches of lace. Bigger body. Smooth lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Good big grapefruit, some pineapple citrus, light spicy hop. Moderate zesty sweet taste, moderate bitter, a bit of alcohol heat. Light caramel, biscuity malt. Nice, zesty, yet balanced bigger DIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle thanks to mittenator. Clear copper and amber. Citrus hop aroma. Grapefruit and tropical fruit flavor. Nicely balanced. Good stuff.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (8109) - Indiana, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Draft to taster. Looks good; a mostly transparent golden orange with foamy off-white head. Smells solid; hops and citrus zest with a big sweet pale malt backbone. Tastes like it smells with average mouthfeel. A touch boozy too. Enjoyable, but could be much better if it were lighter and dryer.

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