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RATINGS: 233   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomthompson89 (1926) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2013
Hazy amber pour. Beige foam. Nose is citrus, some malts and a touch of resin. Flavour is nice, well balanced citrus hops with a nice toasty malt finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Homer321 (2549) - Melboring, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2013
bottle thanks to mikem409. probably shoulda drank this sooner, but I just found it in the back of the fridge. nose is kind of catty, almost urine like. some underlying, which were probably stronger before, citrus, orange-like notes. those are pleasant. hazy orange color, minimal white head. thin malt mouthfeel with immediate bitterness and a faint hop flavor. the hops could use something to hang on to. kinda thin and lackluster.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Corrinado711 (80) - - OCT 14, 2013
On tap at shorts. Pours transparent amber with thin fine head, good lacing. Light Mouthfeel. Aroma of citrus hops, light pine . Taste of light hops, citrus then pine bitter finish. Nice balance. Nice drinkable ipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (38082) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2013

Bottle 12fl.oz. @ home.

Clear medium to dark orange colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, fruity, orange, wood. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, fruity, hopy, wood, dry, petrolium notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130513]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ontbeertaster (2348) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2013
Bottle, pours a dark amber, bottle had was a stale one, the hops had faded, the taste was a bit of grassy hops, overall if it was a fresh bottle I can see this being pretty good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chucklemation (694) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Copper colored beer with a foamy white head. Overall a solid hoppy bitter IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
devman171 (1183) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Free beer from Blowofftube! Aroma is citrus and pine. Taste is nice hop bitterness with some sweet malt and a nice finish.. Something is a little off though

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (18915) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty citrus and tropical fruit hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter peachy citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus peachy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (10215) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 5, 2013
from Erzbierschof - clear reddish-amber beer with a poor head retention; piney and resiney hoppiness with notes of apricots and apples; medium-bodied, light sticky and decently bitter; quite dry and long fruity hoppy finish with more notes of pine needles

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlowOffTube (501) - Michigan, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Best fresh. Pours an orange hue with a thin white head. Aroma is pine and grapefruit. Pine resin taste with a big citrus kick. Light body, medium carbonation.

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