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Controversius Maximus - Short's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

86 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tectactoe on 05-06-2013)
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Bottle from over a year ago, thanks to Dan. Attractive apricot color, cloudy, tiny white head. Smell is sweetness & citrus hops. Taste is bitter citrus notes up-front, also sweet. On the sides of the mouth, bitterness. Going down, more bitterness. Finish is bitter, like grapefruit. Guessing this is a 8-9% IIPA. Mouthfeel light-medium, low carbonation, a little sticky. Overall I like the orangey/grapefruit flavor. But it's a bit of a one-trick pony and wears out its welcome pretty quickly. Its uncomplicated bitterness asks to be paired against something sweet, like a shot of bourbon.

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Another bottle thanks to Another6Pack. Cheers, Trent!

It pours a clear golden colour with a small fine layer of foam that yields some nice lacing.

Oh my, the nose is so fresh and vibrant and balanced. It smells oily like in wet hops...grapefruit and pineapple dominate from the hop side. Throughout the nose, caramel malt provides the necessary sweetness to bring this beer to a balanced state.

Tasting provides proof that this is still a hop forward DIPA. Grapefruit and pineapple juiciness almost make my mouth pucker because of the rather intense bitterness but the caramel malt does play a part in tempering that bitterness. And, what's that word to describe the hoppy yet mildly malty presence in a beer of this style...oh yeah, dank. Earthy. Yummy.

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S - huge citrus bomb in the nose - orange rind, grapefruit, pineapple juice, and some caramel malts.

T - Follows the nose - big citrus blast, oily, piney, resinous. Full bodied mouthfeel.

O - Extremely solid DIPA -well done - lots of citrus complexities, but balanced nicely.

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M - Carbonation is not overt, if not mild. Body is big, almost chewy and the alcohol is overwhelmed by the big amount of hops and malt.

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Bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.

A- 1-finger, khaki head. Hazy, golden-orange body with light carbonation emanating from the nucleation site at the bottom of the glass. Head drops to a nice lace that leaves great stick.

S- hoppy and sweet. Sugared grapefruit (just like mom used to make), mango. Hints of tobacco leaf and leather that get stronger later. A little caramel/brown sugar with warmth. A lot going on, and it comes together quite nicely.

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Controversius Maximus from Short's Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.