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RATINGS: 275   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
ControversiALE, FKA Hangin’ Frank, is a tribute to Simcoe hops. Simcoe hops are extremely sought after and limited, so Short’s is excited to share this brew with Michigan craft beer lovers every spring. The earthy, citrus and pine-laced aroma is instantly delectable. A large amount of toasted grains and high alpha hops form a perfect union that creates the sensation of toasted sourdough covered with grapefruit hop marmalade. While this beer is hopped like IPA, it drinks like Pale Ale. The light, refreshing qualities of this beer make it perfect for springtime.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
picknbrew (196) - Mechanicsville, Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2012
Has sharp resiny and citrusy aroma with a slight earthiness. Hazy copper color with a white moderate head and some lacing. Malt and green hop flavor up front with a round bitter finish. Medium mouthfeel yet slightly thin texture. A nice IPA with with nice late hop character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiveacestx (928) - Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2012
bottle - pours a hazy light orange with an average head and a little lacing. Has a nice citrus hop aroma and taste with a medium body and an earthy finish. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2012
(12oz bottle, courtesy of ericandersnavy) Pours a clear golden body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of nuts, toasted grain, grass, pine, grapefruit, and earth. Flavor of nuts, toasted grain, pineapple, earth, and grass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 20, 2012
Aroma sweet caramel, sugary hints with peppery elements. Light hop notes behind. 6+
Appearance slight haze on bright amber. Medium top.3+
Flavor and Palate : nutty front followed by caramel touches. Sweet bottom with balancing hop profile on top. Good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
amg800 (237) - Ada, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2012
Pours hazy yellow with small white head. Aroma is earthy and spicy. Flavor is bitter. Palate is sticky, spicy, and bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6504) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2012
bottle, thanks to the ericandersnavy, reminded me of huma lupa, lots of grapefruit with coffee and caramel , nutty finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (6064) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2012
(12oz bottle thanks to ericandersnavy) clear deep gold, soapy white bubbles. Nose is a bit dank, big for 5%, agave, bit toasty. Taste is bitter, light on flavor, very lightly bitter, toasty, agave. Oily body, light finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUN 4, 2012
Pours a cloudy orange with copper hue, small white head, decent lacing. Aroma of herbal and citrus hops, strong earthy character, resin, and a mild toasted malt backbone. Flavor matches well and makes for nice refreshing brew, but very forgetable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
JoePeesie (924) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Pours a beautiful copper red with a nice fluffy white head that laces just enough. Nose and taste are earthy, dry and bitter. The malt profile is so much better on this beer than the Huma. This beer is so nicely balanced and easy drinking. Kinda wish I had grabbed 2 6ers when I was in MI. This is a beer I could sit & drink all day. So good! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerSquare (117) - - MAY 30, 2012
I really like this beer. . . only wish I had a bottle of the orig. hanging frank. Aroma is subdued grassiness built on sour mash, along with the citrus and pine that provide the foundation. A bit cloudy, and doesn’t taste like it would look that way. .. but incredibly unique taste, so. . . . Speaking of taste, I have to say this is one of my favorites. A really substantial IPA that is drinkable at the same time. I particularly like the evolving taste-- starts at a bubbly grassy feel, then grapefruity and a sweet carmel. Finishes cleaner than you’d think with that much flava. I like the slightly above average carbonation and substance to the palate. . . this does leave a bit of malty afterglow, but it clears quickly and cleanly. Excellent beer.

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