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RATINGS: 278   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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BrownALEx (457) - Portland, Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Had this a couple of years ago as Hangin Frank. Bought it this time as ControversiALE. Some people don’t know a tribute when they see one. Aroma: A lot of citrus hops attack the nostrils in this beer. Smells like hops and B.O. It’s wonderful. Appearance: Very clear, light orange color. One finger, white head. Taste: Bitter. Citrus. The hops and B.O. taste like it smells. It’s wonderful. Palate: Medium body with a bitter finish. Overall: This is a great beer, start to finish. Short’s makes so many different beers they have hits and misses. This one is a hit.

3.8
Dogbrick (12912) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2012
Sample at Kris’ Picks Beer Tasting at Hills Market on 07/19/12: Clear amber-orange color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, citrus and malt. Light-bodied with a zesty citrus character and notes of hops and sweet malt. The finish is crisp and fruity with a grapefruity hops aftertaste. Above average overall.

3.8
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Thanks to ericandersnavy for sharing this bottle. The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma is full of very resinous hops, as well as some toffee and dank notes. The flavor is similar. There is a strong mix of orange, pine and resin in the flavor, as well as some toffee malt which keeps the bitterness from being overpowering. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.5
picknbrew (196) - Mechanicsville, Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2012
Has sharp resiny and citrusy aroma with a slight earthiness. Hazy copper color with a white moderate head and some lacing. Malt and green hop flavor up front with a round bitter finish. Medium mouthfeel yet slightly thin texture. A nice IPA with with nice late hop character.

3.5
fiveacestx (970) - Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2012
bottle - pours a hazy light orange with an average head and a little lacing. Has a nice citrus hop aroma and taste with a medium body and an earthy finish. Tasty.

3.6
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2012
(12oz bottle, courtesy of ericandersnavy) Pours a clear golden body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of nuts, toasted grain, grass, pine, grapefruit, and earth. Flavor of nuts, toasted grain, pineapple, earth, and grass.

3.3
Radek Kliber (7316) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 20, 2012
Bottle
Aroma sweet caramel, sugary hints with peppery elements. Light hop notes behind. 6+
Appearance slight haze on bright amber. Medium top.3+
Flavor and Palate : nutty front followed by caramel touches. Sweet bottom with balancing hop profile on top. Good.

3.5
amg800 (237) - Ada, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2012
Pours hazy yellow with small white head. Aroma is earthy and spicy. Flavor is bitter. Palate is sticky, spicy, and bitter.

3.3
blutt59 (6562) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2012
bottle, thanks to the ericandersnavy, reminded me of huma lupa, lots of grapefruit with coffee and caramel , nutty finish

3.3
thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2012
(12oz bottle thanks to ericandersnavy) clear deep gold, soapy white bubbles. Nose is a bit dank, big for 5%, agave, bit toasty. Taste is bitter, light on flavor, very lightly bitter, toasty, agave. Oily body, light finish.


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