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Short's Controversi-ALE - Short's Brewing Company

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86
very good

464 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 464
Reviews: 190
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 21
Gots: 30 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
Loaded with hops like an IPA, yet drinks like a Pale Ale, we simply decided to call it a Strong Pale Ale. The fragrant, earthy citrus laced nose is instantly detectable. Large amounts of toasted grains and high alpha Simcoe hops form a perfect union that creates the cool sensation of toasted sourdough covered with zesty grapefruit hop marmalade.

67 IBU

Formerly known as Hangin' Frank.

(Beer added by: oberon on 09-09-2007)
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KC8LTL

Michigan

3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Growler from brewery poured into Brandy Snifter.

Appearance: Orange with small off white head. It takes an agressive pour to get the head to show and it doesn't last all that long. Some lacing on glass.

Smell - Citrus Hops - I think it is Simcoe. Are you sure this isn't an IPA? They say they call it a Pale Ale because it doesn't have the IPA backbone. It certainly has an in your face hoppyness though.

Taste - Well, it features the Citrus hops and isn't really that complex. I generally like what it does have, so when I go to Short's it is not uncommon for me to get some of this beer. If you want a fruity hop fix, this is the place. Admittedly, that is about it, though.

Mouthfeel - Hoppy dryness/puckering.

Drinkablity - I like the hops, but that is about all there is to this one.

Serving type: growler

10-12-2008 21:01:06 | More by KC8LTL
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Short's Controversi-ALE from Short's Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 464 ratings.