Controversius Maximus - Short's Brewing Company
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Ratings: 88 | Reviews: 11 | Display Reviews Only:
4.5/5 rDev +13.4%
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.
11-04-2013 01:48:17 | More by onefmatt
4.26/5 rDev +7.3%
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.
11-09-2013 13:36:24 | More by Bitterbill
Controversius Maximus from Short's Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.