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RATINGS: 276   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   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 16/20
alobar (3560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2016
Pours a golden orange color with aroma of resin, citrus, and toasted malt. Flavorful with grapefruit, caramel, toasted malt, and pine. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Block (2324) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 26, 2016
This is a good session IPA. Nice flavors of hops and a well-balanced malt backbone. It’s clean and decent all around.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
arkurzynski (2268) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 19, 2016
Deep orange. Nose of soapy grapefruit and light malt. Flavor is full malt body with more citrusy, sudsy, grapefruit hop bittenress. Lingering bitter grapefruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (6089) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 19, 2016
Bottle: Hazy, amber, with a small off-white head. Orange, resin scent. Orange malt, orange-peel, pine taste. Mild, easy-drinking......nice earthiness. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (5019) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 16, 2016
(En fût à Sport Shotz Detroit Airport): Terreux, juteux, machable, quelques onions et une sécheresse pas tout à fait installée.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (6028) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2016
Bottle courtesy of my friend Lance. Thanks! Amber pour with a tall, frothy white head. Aroma is floral and piney with sweet malt and caramel. Taste is floral hops, pine citrus, sweet malt and caramel notes. Body is medium with a dense, creamy carbonation. Light lingering hop bitterness as well. Finishes with more pine, floral hops, citrus, sweet malt, and light caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Listigovers (913) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2016
Clear sparkling gold, nice moderate hop smell. Taste is a bit oily, fairly clean, medium bitterness, standard.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aggie80 (808) - Michigan, USA - MAY 27, 2016
Pours hazy copper with foamy, off-white head. Nose is mostly hops with some citrus. More hops in the flavor with a sort of coating mouth feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2016
Bottle from Capones. Pours hazy copper with frothy, off-white head. Nose is bready caramel malt, hops, orange marmalade. More hops, some earthy notes, and subdued citrus in the flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
islay (2276) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2016
12 oz. bottle, consumed on 5-10-16. Pours a clear bronze with a small amount of beige head. Boring appearance. Hazier liquid, larger and creamier head, and substantial lacing improves the appearance of later pours. Sweet, malty aroma with hops secondary. Scent of powdered sugar, muffin, and a touch of dog food. Cooked, acidic, savory food aroma. Lightly bitter and lightly dry. Subdued, citric hoppiness. Medium body. Lively and reasonably frothy in the palate. Subpar IPA. I’m not impressed. I suspect I may be drinking it a bit past its prime.

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