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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

463 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 463
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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TheStove

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4.3/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into Southern Tier tulip. Bottle opened with a good amount of carbonation.

Pours a cloudy deep orange with a light yellow color near the bottom. A slight half finger of foam sticks around even after a few seconds. Smells great; awesome aromas of varying citrus (lemon, grapefruit) and even slight white grape overtones.

The grapefruit flavors and light orange and lemon are brought forth from the hops almost right away the linger and mix with other hop flavors before finishing with a slight malt kick and hop bitterness. Lingering flavors are almost biscuit like, as noted after a bitter bread burp (no food consumed).

A great IPA and what I like most about the style; showcasing diversity of hops' flavors instead of ruining the bitter part of your taste buds. This one tastes stronger than the 5.5% it's billed at but has enough flavor to hang with any of them. There's a time and place for hop bombs but I this one isn't just another IPA.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2011 03:52:54 | More by TheStove
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Short's Controversi-ALE from Short's Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 463 ratings.