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RATINGS: 258   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ESBob (379) - Indiana, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours a nearly clear orange with moderate white head that laced massively. Aroma is a citrus pine combo, not extreme, but moderate. Taste is slightly bitter with ctitrus notes. Earthy pine finish, oily. Moderate mouthfeel. Solid American IPA here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bulk_Carrier (3407) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - MAY 19, 2014
The Short’s just keeps coming. Sweet! Here we go. This is reviewed from notes. I poured this into a pint glass and received this in a trade. The appearance was a nice ruddy to golden orange to brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dies at a nice one minute pace. The smell was a bitter citrus hoppiness running about my nose. There were some light malts trying to come in. The taste was basically bitter but ended up allowing a decent sweet maltiness coming in here and there. The palate had a decent sessionability about it but it did also have a nice carbonation that wasn’t too harsh nor wasn’t too light for an AIPA. Overall, in my opinion, this was a good AIPA well worthy of having again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3670) - Panama City, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2014
Bottle of unknown vintage grabbed in Ann Arbor. From top to bottom a classic American styled IPA. Good citrus hop notes with lingering resin bitterness. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brentv (611) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 21, 2014
On tap at the Wheat & Rye in Romulus, MI. Pour is amber with a white head. Lots and lots of lacing. Aroma is full of citrus and pine. Taste is very dry, citrus, pine, but it lacks the malty sweetness that I like. Aroma is nicer than the taste. Not particularly bitter. Medium slick mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (14879) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 4, 2014
Bottle. Mild grapefruit aroma, a little cheesy. Hazy amber colour. Small frothy white head. The flavour is malty with a decent bitterness. Has a little cardboard and stale bread notes. Tastes all right, but does not exactly have "tons of citrus hoppiness". Might be old, but who knows? The brewery might want to put a freshness date on their beers...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bamsen78 (4811) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 4, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear amber with airy white head. Clear aroma of hops and yeast, with a touch of citrus. Actually, it smells like a decent lager. Bitter, hoppy flavour, giving way tocitric notes and reverting to hoppy bitternes with a hint of dark chocolate. Bitter aftertaste. Quite pretentious but drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (13837) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is hop, malt, spices, orange. Flavour is hop, malt, spices, citrus, orange. Nice/OK beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
joshwoodward (575) - - MAR 14, 2014
Had a pint on tap at Bill’s Beer Garden. Very tasty, fairly light, good citrus flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koleminer20 (1850) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2014
(from notes) On draft at Basement Burger Bar on February 19. The pour is a dark gold with hints of copper, maybe orange, and there is a decent white head that fades down leaving gorgeous lace. The aroma is very hoppy with incredible citrus and pine notes. The bitter hoppiness dominates, but then falls off a little toward the back end. The flavor is an immediate blast of hops and bitterness, but not as much as the aroma would lead on. The pine and citrus blow in about half way through and leave a soft, dry bitterness on the back end, which is just awesome. The mouth feel is a little thin, and the aftertaste is just great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpongeRuiner (1089) - Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2014
A really drinkable IPA. Nice smooth hop fresh flavors. Clean taste. Solid stuff.

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