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ControversiALE | Short's Brewing Company

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12 Reviews
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Reviews:
12
Ratings:
116
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
31.52%
 
 
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BakerBeer13 on 04-02-2014

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Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 116
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.52/5  rDev -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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look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up for around 3 bucks. Into a mason jar glass.
A - Very hazy amber brown color with a 1/4 inch of head that pulls back to some great lacing.
S - Good grapefruit hops fairly good cracker malt smell.
T - Very good balanced IPA easy bitter grapefruit hops with a slight bitter finish. Tasty.
M - Light to medium body. Decent IPA

Overall these guys nailed it on this one a great tasting IPA.

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ControversiALE from Short's Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.