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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

468 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 468
Reviews: 190
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 20
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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techfed87

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4.33/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nicely sized head. Color is a clear amber. Smell is very hoppy.

First sip confirms my analysis that this is indeed quite the nice IPA. It's full of hop character without being overly bitter. It's floury and dry and very satisfying. Mouthfeel is full, and lasts a good amount of time.

Having been to City Park Grill several times and had Hangin' Frank on tap on several occasions, I'd have to say that this is just as good.

Try it sometime!

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2010 01:44:19 | More by techfed87
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Short's Controversi-ALE from Short's Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 468 ratings.