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

BA SCORE
86
very good
699 Ratings
Short's Controversi-ALEShort's Controversi-ALE
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
shortsbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

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.

Added by oberon on 09-09-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
699
Reviews:
221
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
11.26%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
124
For Trade:
4
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Ratings: 699 |  Reviews: 221
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The appearance was a nice ruddy to golden orange to brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dies at a nice one minute pace. The smell was a bitter citrus hoppiness running about my nose. There were some light malts trying to come in. The taste was basically bitter but ended up allowing a decent sweet maltiness coming in here and there. The palate had a decent sessionability about it but it did also have a nice carbonation that wasn’t too harsh nor wasn’t too light for an AIPA. Overall, in my opinion, this was a good AIPA well worthy of having again.

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Photo of Gravewalker
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmdrpi
3.56/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle

Fairly clear dark golden copper colored. Big foamy white head. Aroma of fruity and earthy hops. Taste is moderately bitter, caramel malt balance. Thin to medium bodied. Lively carbonation.

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Photo of blissfulNemo
3.59/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GuyFawkes
3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 2/1/16; drank 3/13/16 @ the Yarchives.

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Murky orange appearance.

A rough pour yielded a big eggshell head; a curtain of frothy lace.

Caramel, peanut butter & faint orange citrus notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Peanut butter & mild caramel flavors up front; a faint, dry grapefruit bite on the finish. Below average American barleywine vibes here; drinkable but little else. I've had my last.

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Photo of fern22
3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
5/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Zanico
3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Fee
4.51/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This beer Seems a bit weak as an IPA, and the hops are a little bitter. Most interesting is a nutty taste. It's a good beer - just with a bitter aftertaste that's more than well balanced.

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Photo of jjwisenheimer
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeeeerProdigy30
4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of runlikeakenyan
4.01/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jschott75
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigMike
3.29/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Berg-the-Boiler
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a New Belgium tulip. The pour is burnt amber, hazy, and sports a half finger of off-white head. On the nose I get cedar, pine, and marmalade.

Medium-light body with a balanced flavor and a firm feel. Decent malt backbone provides ample sweetness. The hop profile is leafy and husky and a bit mild on the citrus notes for my tastes. It reminds me a lot of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, but not quite as assertive.

My first beer from Shorts and it's a bit of a disappointment. Given what I've heard about this brewer, I thought I would like an IPA offering from them more than I did. It's not that there's anything particularly wrong with it, it just drinks more like a pale ale than an IPA.

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Photo of toddstolarski
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WoodBrew
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

My bro-in-law brought this to 4th July festivities. It poured an orangish with thin white head that is not leaving much of a lace. The scent has hints of pine. The taste is bitter with pine backdrop. The Mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a good beer but has that common twang of most Shorts beer.

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Photo of malfunxion
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hendryxdp
3.33/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jtwhicker
3.59/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of areuapilsguy
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mike1968
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.82 out of 5 based on 699 ratings.
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