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

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Short's Controversi-ALEShort's Controversi-ALE

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

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

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another selection from my recent Michigan purchases. Short's is not widely distributed because its makers stress the importance of drinking their beer fresh. But they won't use a gimmick like having people vote that they want a beer shipped to their state.

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass.

a: A gorgeous translucent orange. Half finger white head disappears but leaves behind a
foam ring and some nice lacing.

s: Faint citrus.

t: Nice medium IPA with enough bite to be noticeable but not really overwhelm. Hints of citrus are overshadowed by the hop bitterness. Easy drinking, Should be fun to session.

m: Light to medium, refreshing!

o: An exceptional IPA. Perhaps a cut below their Dan's Pink Shorts, probably not hoppy enough for the upper tiers on BA's list. I liked this better than the popular Two-Hearted Ale of Short's more famous fellow Michiganders, Bell's. 4.0

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