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

BA SCORE
86
very good
698 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:
698
Reviews:
220
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
11.26%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
124
For Trade:
4
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 698 |  Reviews: 220
Photo of Mxsluis
4.04/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Wish it was still call Hangin' Frank

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Photo of bcuz7
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shadwow13
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RABaxter
4.69/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great aroma. Complexity of flavor in which the grapefruit is especially evident. It's a lovely color, like tea with milk, and a very nature-y brew overall.

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Photo of 98green
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beach73
4.51/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pirmannt1
4.39/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Bottling date 12/15/14
Poured into DFH Signature IPA glass

Appearance - 4/5
A deep orange color. Very hazy, but not totally opaque. Several fingers of bubbly beige head. A good amount of carbonation can be seen rising up the glass (partially no doubt to the DFH glass, designed to increase carbonation flow).

Smell - 4/5
Strong grapefruit pine hops with some resin aspects. Overall the smell is really excellent. The grapefruit really does it for me.

Taste - 4/5
Delicious grapefruit citrus flavors, along with pine and resin. The hop flavors are quite mellow. There is little bitterness, allowing the flavors of the hops to be perceived more clearly.

Mouthfeel - 4/5
Slightly fuller than medium bodied. Slightly bitter, but overall fairly smooth going down. The carbonation is a medium amount of medium-light intensity.

Overall - 4/5
This was a definitely solid IPA. I would get this again. The hop flavors were fantastic yet not overwhelming (I'm not a "hop-head"). I loved the grapefruit aspects of the flavor and the medium-full body.

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Photo of BPMeyer27
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stevedlikesbeer
3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picking up some nice piney notes.

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Photo of clager
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stadmo1
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MorganStout
3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Barnoloid
4.33/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jbaker67
3.54/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Thereformedtheo
4.59/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great drinkable IPA. Good mouth feel and finish.

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Photo of buddha5050
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.3/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a teku)
A- This beer pours a touch of hazy to a deep aged copper body with a think wispy head and a slow carbonation of tiny bubbles.

S- There is a perfumed green juicy hops full in the nose with some soft caramel malt notes in the finish.

T- The juicy green hops are dry in character with some unripe lime flavors and a citrus pith in the slightly dry finish. There is a resin hop pungency that lingers but no bitterness with it.

M- There is a nice light mouthfeel with a crisp fizz that boost the hops flavor

O- This has a nice full hop flavor with lots of good depth to the hops and they are well supported by the malt bill. Very drinkable but a touch to dry in the finish to make it sessionable.

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Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into tulip glass, cloudy, hazy orange in color, with two fingers of thick white head. Great retention, thick lacing. Citrus and tropical fruit aroma, with some pine. Slightly bready, mandarin orange syrup. Taste follows, with some dry hop bitterness on the end. Highly sessionable. Would be interested in seeing this one in cans, a la All Day IPA.

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Photo of FaradayUncaged
4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MaxPowers
3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fgilbert2
4.28/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jfstilling
3.17/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Short's Controversi-ALE from Short's Brewing Company
3.82 out of 5 based on 698 ratings.
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