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ControversiALE | Short's Brewing Company

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14 Reviews
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3.78
pDev:
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company
Michigan, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Spring

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Added by BakerBeer13 on 04-02-2014

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Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 126
Reviews by DrinkMoreBigBeers:
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3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Picked this one up at local Meijer that just started carrying singles. No date on the bottle from short's yet (maybe someday).

A - Poured out clear burnt orange with a one finger off white head that died down relatively fast.

S - Bready, sweetness, rock candy, slight hop dankness, cracker, grassy. Not quit enough hop aroma in my opinion but it does have some nice qualities to it.

T - Bitterness with the same bready cracker taste, lemon, slight herbal hop, grassy, little orange. Not much for hops in this beer, it may not be very fresh.

M - Soft light body and goes down so well with a dry finish and a bitterness that builds on your palate. Really pleasant and I just keep wanting to take another sip.

O - I believe this bottle might not be fresh but I can not tell because Short's provides no date on the bottle. Pretty pleasant but I wish the hops were more present in here. A well made beer that is still pleasant and no sign of alcohol at all. Pick one up if you are a fan of the style and see if you can get a fresh one, cheers!

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Photo of DanGeo
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3.67/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.37/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter. Says "FKA Hangin' Frank," which I think I've already had.

Appearance - Slight haze to a deep orange body. Small white head. Thin collar.

Smell - Grapefruit and pine hops. Toasty malt. Peanuts?

Taste - Bright grapefruit. And then peanuts. It's really odd, but I like it. Toasted malt finish with a strong bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Strong bitterness. Medium body.

Overall - Fascinating. And not what I remember Hangin' Frank tasting likr. What the hell is that peanut taste?

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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2/5  rDev -47.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a lighter amber gold with a frothy finger of white foam.

Light citrus and tropical fruit aroma with crackery and bread like malt sweetness.

The toasted malt is the first thing I notice, a bready and toast like malt backbone seems to be first and foremost in this brew with the citrusy and light tropical fruit notes coming in second.

Light-bodied, medium carbonation, slightly bitter, crisp.

Overall, kind of a dull IPA. Leans heavy on the malt bill rather than being a hop bomb.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.51/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, bottled on 02/05/16. Acquired a single bottle of this stuff as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's.

Poured into a Duvel tulip snifter.

A - A ruddy caramel orange pour, lots of dark sediment twirling silently in the glass. One finger of frothy soapy white head that stays awhile and leaves a nice ring & surface skimming. Some good scattered soapy lacing. Appears adequately carbonated. Looks nice.

S - An earthy, herbal, dirty, spicy hop aroma. Notes of horseradish and juicy mango.

T - Taste is the same: an earthy, herbal, dirty, & spicy hop profile. Subtle juicy stone fruits - mangos, peaches, grapefruit. Dirthy, spicy, & bitter. Maybe a bit of rye malt in there? Dry.

M - Feel is smooth, crisp, clean, mildly fruity / bitter. Lightly juicy feel. Dry & bitter on the finish. Medium-light body, easy drinking, good carb.

Overall, a nice American IPA, maybe slightly above average grade. Glad to have tried it, but there's nothing extraordinary about it that separates too much from the rest of the pack.

Short's Brew ControversiALE -----4/5.

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3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4.21/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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ControversiALE from Short's Brewing Company
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