Short's Controversi-ALE - Short's Brewing Company
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4.95/5 rDev +29.9%
Great flavor & aroma! I just tried it for the first time last weekend when a friend brought a 6-pack by... Had to go out and pick up a couple 6-packs a couple days later! I'm dreading the day they stop brewing it! Short's has so many great brews, thinking about putting together a road trip!
03-24-2012 16:44:07 | More by ClarkstonBeerGuy
4.88/5 rDev +28.1%
This is a wonderful American IPA. It has a wonderful citrus hop taste and aroma. It has a full body that is complemented by the full hop experience. It finishes very clean. It is very dangerous because it is 6.5% and easy to drink. It is not always on tap when at Short's but it is a favorite when it is.
09-21-2009 17:58:52 | More by filkinsa
4.8/5 rDev +26%
Poured from 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass
Tawny, burnt-orange in color, with a fluffy, eggshell-white head of foam
Aroma-Heavenly aromatic nosefull of citrussy, piney hops, and tropical fruit.
Taste-Big burst of piney hops, followed by sweet orange and red grapefruit. Very snappy, fresh, and flavorful. Well-balanced and very drinkable. Love this beer! Right up my alley. A great match for a spicy taco dip or a plate of enchiladas.
08-23-2010 12:50:25 | More by hosehead83
4.68/5 rDev +22.8%
Poured into a pint glass
A: Aggressive pour yields 1/4 finger white head with poor retention. More head with better retention please. Hazy amber liquid is perfect for the style.
S: Mango, tropical fruit, guava, orange, Man candy, WOW! Slight biscuit in the aroma. Smells almost like Mango Mama.
T: Delightful. Amazing aroma comes through in the taste. Bitter grapefruit with nice tropical fruit lattice work. Piney hop flavor dominates later on. Almost a palate wrecker. I like it a lot.
M: Smoothness slides into bitterness. Very 2 dimensional. Nice to feel that.
D: I'd love to have another, and I'd buy a six-pack definitely. Very good, and darn near perfect blend of a hop bomb and a session beer
10-16-2010 20:42:51 | More by dfillius
4.65/5 rDev +22%
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.
07-31-2009 02:14:36 | More by CortexBomb
4.63/5 rDev +21.5%
12oz bottle purchased as a single at Yankee Spirits, Sturbridge, MA.
Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/2" light beige head over the clear amber brew. Fluffy head lasts nicely, average lace. Aroma is stanky pine hops, in a good way.
Taste begins sweet, lightly fruity in the middle coupled with some citrus, and a pleasing bitter hops bite at the close. Mouthfeel is way smooth, and drinkability is awesome. Love this stuff.
06-09-2011 01:22:47 | More by ppoitras
4.55/5 rDev +19.4%
A- pours a slight transparent amber color with a off white tan colored head. medium to heavy lacing.
S- a slight caramel malt smell blasted by floral and citrus hops from hell.
T- just how it smells. no alcohol taste noticed. just the right bitterness.
M- a solid medium bodied brew. good carbonation.
D- i wish my fridge was stocked of this!
Overall- this ipa is up there. the bitterness isn't too crazy but enought to come out. like some beers today (arcadia's hop rocket) claim 100+ ibu's but for some reason don't really feel like it. or the bitterness just kills the flavor. this brew has everything an ipa should... a nice malt body and a hardy hop kick.
08-08-2010 05:46:21 | More by claminat420
4.5/5 rDev +18.1%
Poured into tumbler pint glass.
A- Hazy golden orange color with an amber tone. Whitish head, about 1 finger high, with pretty heavy lacing
S- Citrusy, hoppy, and spicy. I detect an orange rind aroma, which pairs well with the hops, with some floral elements present.
T- I really enjoy this one. My tongue detects a sweetness that compliments the bold citrus and hop elements. I do detect an orange rind element that i found in aroma as well. Kinda remind s of the cereal fruit loops, in some sense, only far better :)
M- Mild-mediumish bodied and bitter/astringent from the hops, and pretty nicely carbonated.
I feel this beer showcases another fine IPA brewed by Short's. To my mind, it delivers the elements that most any hophead would enjoy, as well as a high drinkablity, making this a nice session beer, especially during the warmer months of spring and summer- maybe something to enjoy on a lunch break, or several with/after dinner ;) Moreover, a great IPA for those who tread/stagger/swagger the humulus lupulus path.
04-14-2011 03:44:07 | More by B0bD0bbselbock
Short's Controversi-ALE from Short's Brewing Company
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