Short's Controversi-ALE - Short's Brewing Company
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Reviews by CortexBomb:
4.65/5 rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Orange pull with a generous head on top. Smell is grapefruit, hoppy, delightful. The flavour on this is a combination of malted caramel notes with straight-up grapefruit. The grapefruit is unique, it's a bit more tangy/tart and less abrasive than one would normally find in a beer, it's still very hoppy, but it's smoother on the tongue for some reason.
Mouth is crisp, easy to drink. Drinkability is exceptional. I'm not a big pale fan in general because I usually would either rather have an IPA or something more malty, but this stuff is solid gold and is easily my favourite beer in the style. I wish Short's would start bottling this stuff in lieu of the more pedestrian Pandemonium offering.
Serving type: on-tap
07-31-2009 02:14:36 | More by CortexBomb
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4.36/5 rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Color similar to a darker whiskey. Cloudy haze with a medium frothy head.
Smells very hoppy with a hint of apples. It tastes amazing! Wow! The hoppy flavor is perfect and its lightly carbonated, like red bull. It leaves the moth feeling refreshed and cool. Defiantly one of my favorites!
Serving type: bottle
04-07-2014 03:53:53 | More by Michael-McManaman
3.4/5 rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle, no bottled on date. Extra'd by Kevin, thanks man. Poured into a Three Floyds pint glass today, 3/15/2014.
App- Hazy caramel-orange body. One finger white head, good retention, drops into a thin film at the center. Leaves thin sticky lacing along the glass.
Smell- Hops. A bit herbal. Some grapefruit and pine. Crackers, bread are present from the pale malts but not contributing a lot.
Flavour- Crackers, bread from the nose but not much malt sweetness at all. Hops are a bit more forward- grapefruit and pine are the more dominant flavours. Finish is fairly pine-forward but not terribly bitter. Not bad.
Mouthfeel- Thinner bodied, kind of watery but does not appear to be "missing" anything. Drinkable, not bitter, no ABV heat at all. Finish is dry and piney. Very nice for an APA/session IPA.
Overall- Decent session IPA, nothing mindblowing. It is more like an APA rather than a session IPA like All Day in that this beer's malt presence does attempt to balance out the hoppiness.. it doesn't come close but it does attempt to do so whereas the big session IPAs out there are purposefully attempting to hide the malt backbone.
Serving type: bottle
03-16-2014 04:23:46 | More by Stevedore
Short's Controversi-ALE from Short's Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 440 ratings.