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RATINGS: 230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35735) - 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]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31650) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 26, 2013
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is peachy and grapefruity hoppy. Herbal and dense grapefruity hops. Bitter and citrusy dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29693) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 26, 2013
Bottled. A dark golden beer with a yellowish head. The aroma has notes of citrusy hops, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of lemons, citrusy hops, straw, and malt, leading to a bitter finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21333) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2013
Bottle at yespr. Clear orange coloured with a medium sized white head. Fruity aroma of hops and pine needles with notes of petroleum. Fruity flavour of hops, petroleum and grapefruits. Dry hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (17215) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15850) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2012
26th November 2010
’Hanging Frank’ bottle. Hazy amber beer, huge frothy white head. Semi soft dry palate. Head is a little sherbetty. Sharp limey hops, tangy. Trace of lemon. Some softer orange underneath accompanied by pine. Dry minerally finish. Nice!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15060) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 6, 2013
Bottle from Erzbierschof, Bern
Hazy orange-amber color with medium head. It still has quite nice hoppy aroma, with evident cereals, light toffee and bread. Dry mouthfeel, with strong toffee and cereals flavor; quite strong bitterness, nice hop resins, not much fruits. The body is a bit thinner than a typical IPA.
Good, not very fresh actually.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (14152) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2013
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are earthy hops, grass, straw, cumin, citrus, pine and malt.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14089) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2013
Bottle @ Ølkonsortiet, Aalborg. Pours cloudy Golden with a White head and lacings. Lots of peach and citrus. Dry, Smooth, Crisp and straight forwarded.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yngwie (13946) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle, 12oz. It’s a clear, dark golden to orange beer topped by a small, off-white head. It’s lightly malty on the nose, with a touch of apricot and orange peel. Pretty boring all the way this one. There’s some bitterness in the flavor, but not much fruityness. Some pale malts. Pretty dry on the palate, with a nice carbonation. Bitter, lightly fruity finish. Overall, boring. 131231


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