ControversiALE - Short's Brewing Company
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3.53/5 rDev -8.8%
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?
06-07-2014 21:57:31 | More by Alieniloquium
4/5 rDev +3.4%
Look - Like any good American IPA, amber/gold, mild lacing. Maybe a little more copper colored than I'm used to seeing in, say, a West Coast IPA.
Smell - Fruity, sweet fruity, reminds me of a Bubbalicious Fruit Punch. Also some piney notes.
Mouthfeel - Silky and smooth, mild carbonation.
Taste - More sweet and a much more balanced finish. I live in S.D. so I'm very much used to San Diego IPA and that aggressive bitter hop finish. The sweeter citrus and caramel front end almost reminds me of a more sessionable double IPA. I only pick up a hint taste of the Bubbalicious smell that I get on the nose.
Overall - Wonderful, and I already understand why Short's is beloved by many. I am from Mich., but didn't get into craft beer until moving to San Diego. Just drinking this makes me very proud of my home state!
04-02-2014 18:48:46 | More by BakerBeer13
3.68/5 rDev -4.9%
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!
05-21-2014 22:42:26 | More by DrinkMoreBigBeers
ControversiALE from Short's Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.