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Controversius Maximus - Short's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

83 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.85%


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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4/5  rDev +1%

08-21-2013 23:10:57 | More by gashmoney
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

A very nice mouthfeel with the medium body and carbonation with the alcohol not playing a major role.

A pretty different take on the style, imho, and a winner.

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11-09-2013 13:36:24 | More by Bitterbill
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A -ruby reddish brown with good clarity and some haze. Big head produced after aggressive pour. Nice lacing and Stick

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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A - Copper color, pretty transparent. Cream colored head that dissipates rather quickly

S - Resiny piny/vegetal/mango hop aroma, caramel/leather smelling malts

T - Nice fruity hop taste that clings to the mouth. Heavy crystal malt backbone that balances out the heavy hop taste.

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.

O - This is a great DIPA, very well balanced but favoring the hop.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

T- My first impression was whether it would be appropriate to call it a "session barleywine." Leafy hops are tobacco-like. Grapefruit, sweet mango, brown sugar. Hints of toast. Clean, hoppy finish is something of herbal/spice. Maybe a hint of aspirin in a non-offensive way.

M- Initially thinner than expected. Dry finish. Lighter carbonation, good hop bite, no hint of alcohol.

O- I like it. Balanced for style. Quite drinkable. No hop overload while still supplying enough hoppy bite for my likes. Great price at $1.99 bottle. No bottle date has me wondering about the age, as initial reviews are 4-5 months old.

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superspak

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4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 4/5/2013. Pours lightly hazy orange amber color with a 1 finger dense cream colored head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, pineapple, orange zest, tangerine, orange rind, pine resin, floral, grass, caramel, bread, toast, and floral earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity of hop notes with a good amount of malt balance; and good strength. Taste of grapefruit, pineapple, orange zest, tangerine, orange rind, pine resin, floral, grass, caramel, bread, toast, and floral earthiness. Good amount of pine resin bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, pineapple,orange zest, orange rind, tangerine, pine, floral, caramel, bread, toast, and floral earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity and balance of hop flavors with a good amount of malt balance; and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy, fairly slick, and sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice DIPA. All around good balance and complexity of hop and malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

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09-14-2013 07:06:16 | More by superspak
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Controversius Maximus from Short's Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.