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RATINGS: 271   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (5983) - 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 (874) - 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 (9855) - 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 (2155) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (3962) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 10, 2016
bottle @ Whitey’s / Lawrenceburg IN --- Aroma of pine hops. Hazy dark amber color, white head that drops to a cover, sheets of lace. Taste is semi-sweet malt that adds carbonation and a rush of pine hops on the swallow. The malt returns to share a long finish. A full brew, but a little hop heavy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (4235) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2016
On tap at Giant Eagle in Grandview: gold with thin soapy white stick. aroma of grainy malt and orange. tastes earthy malt sweet, juicy citrus, light floral bitter. even. touch of onion. liked this despite high grainy level.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
wlajwl (5669) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 28, 2016
Aroma is dank hops and citrus/fruit/tea. The flavor is citrus, grapefruit, hops/slight hop resin, earthy, malts, very slightly coarse and a mix of bitter, tart and slightly sour in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thedm (5608) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 17, 2016
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a very small sized head of cascading foam white colored bubbles that were very quickly diminishing and left behind a softly carbonated transparent light orange brown colored body and a poor lacing. The mild aroma was hoppy floral and musty. The sharp mild citrus mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a medium hoppy aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of bitter and hops. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Msdrbeat (445) - East Lansing, USA - APR 14, 2016
On tap at Hopcat. Aroma of grapefruit and grass. White lacing. Very bitter with a lingering aftertaste.

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