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

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Short's Controversi-ALEShort's Controversi-ALE
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3.81/5
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701 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
Ranking:
#14,202
Reviews:
221
Ratings:
701
pDev:
11.29%
Bros Score:
3.77
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
125
Trade:
4
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of WoodBrew
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
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 +5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hendryxdp
3.33/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jtwhicker
3.59/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of Jackalope1977
3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StoutIrish
3.66/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Scrapss
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Short's ControversiALE is a nice blend of traditional IPA notes and modern hops with a crackery light malt undertone.

A: deep ruddy gold with a finger of white lace that compacted quickly.

S: tropical and underripe peach notes. Earthy and inviting.

T: Baby aspirin astringent with bitter orange and sewery hop underneath. Malt is light and not intrusive.

M: Smooth draw with dryness abounding. Slightly chalky finish with rough tongue feel.

O: solid modern hop IPA. First Short's, definitely not my last if I can help it.

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Photo of TheNakedStiletto
3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Fishwhisperer
3.49/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodlavers
3.43/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mklisz
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sabtos
2.58/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

Clear amber with a moderate sized, beige bubbly head that recedes to almost nothing with some a couple of branches of lacing.

Caramel aromas first with some sort of mild fruit, like strawberry/blueberry orange juice...?

Flavors of light pine, with bark...walnuts, and peanuts? And mushrooms? WTF?

This is another odd one from Shorts. I really don't get it.

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Photo of jds16
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madelf66
3.72/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hoosier222002
3.62/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of freewill35
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EdgarGerik
4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Joshuafzylatra
4.37/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mikepcarney
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Short's Controversi-ALE from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 701 ratings
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