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
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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Thanks to rpbuckeye for this

Poured into Shorts pint

Pour: Agressive pour since the glass is large produced a finger and a half of white head that was actually not foamy but soapy looking. The beer is a copper orange that is cloudy.

Smell: This one is pine hop forward to me with some floral notes, too. The malt aroma is strong and smells a touch sweet and bready. I am not really getting too much in the citrus notes here but can say maybe grapefruit.

Taste: Pine bitterness with an earthy quality. Grass and onion to me too which isn't too pleasant to my palate. There is a cracker like taste in the background and that seems to detract from the onion taste but not enough. Finishes with a lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light with moderate carbonation. Easy to drink just not fun to drink. Finishes dry.

Overall: I have not been impressed with Short's to date and this one unfortunately doesn't change my mind.

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