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

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86
very good

489 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 489
Reviews: 191
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 21
Gots: 32 | 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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4/5  rDev +5%

KevinGordon, Apr 18, 2014
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ryand14, Apr 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Snarf1, Apr 08, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev +14.4%
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!

Michael-McManaman, Apr 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

MisterMagoo, Apr 04, 2014
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jlmathis, Apr 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

kattmunkel, Mar 26, 2014
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AGust82, Mar 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3.4/5  rDev -10.8%
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.

Stevedore, Mar 16, 2014
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phooky, Mar 14, 2014
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1BeerToRuleThemAll, Mar 13, 2014
Short's Controversi-ALE from Short's Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 489 ratings.