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ControversiALE - Short's Brewing Company

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ControversiALE
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BA SCORE
86
very good

50 Ratings
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 8.79%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  ABV ?

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BakerBeer13 on 04-02-2014)
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Slay40

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-24-2014 03:24:37 | More by Slay40
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DanGeo

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05-17-2014 10:53:22 | More by DanGeo
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Alieniloquium

Florida

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
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md655321

Michigan

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Michigan

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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

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Michigan

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04-06-2014 20:29:23 | More by Buck_Jones
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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-27-2014 18:11:27 | More by Zaphog
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nate-henry

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

07-06-2014 08:16:59 | More by nate-henry
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mvanwoerm

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

04-17-2014 01:38:01 | More by mvanwoerm
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BEERschlitz

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

04-29-2014 17:33:48 | More by BEERschlitz
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BakerBeer13

California

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
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Wisconsin

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Michigan

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Michigan

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Michigan

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DrinkMoreBigBeers

Michigan

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
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ControversiALE from Short's Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.