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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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2.2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
richiesd (31) - California, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Ok, so this beer isn’t as terrible as the rating might dictate but honestly it smells like poop. Seriously. It reminds me of when I changed my nephews diaper. That smell. Takes away from every part of this beer experience.


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Dorkenstein (491) - - FEB 8, 2017
Bottled on: 3/25/2016. Rated on 2/8/2017. Aromas of peaches and iced tea and lemon. Taste is caramel, lemon, peach, and iced tea. Rating is not really fair due to age of beer. Will rate again with a fresher beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7300) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2017
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a murky copper color with a medium sized foamy orange-white head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was sweet and tangy with pine and pepper. The flavor was sweet and tangy with pine, cracker and black pepper. Long finish. Medium body. Solid

1.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
cheap (5578) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2016
Bot. Doesn’t smell much like contemporary IPA. Slightly cloudy. Taste? It’s india pale ale at it’s impy ipa finest.. Terribly on taste style. What else can be said, whew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (13175) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2016
12 ounce bottle from Plum Market, 3/15/16. Hazy amber, large foamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of herbal, piney, catty, citrus hops, pale malt. The taste is herbal, resin, piney hops, pale malts, a mild bit of caramel. Medium bodied, moderate lingering bitterness. Well balanced.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (5910) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2016
12oz bottle from Blue Dog. Poured an ugly tea brown with a bubbly off white head. Aroma/flavor of grains, brown bread, sweet malts, earth, nuts and English yeast. Bigger body from forced carbonation. Drain pour.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leafs93 (2227) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2016
Pours orange gold with a small white head that left good lacing. Aroma is citrus, pine and earthy. Taste is more sweet then bitter but it has a touch of tartness. Medium bodied with some stickiness. Nice APA.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
pablo951 (657) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2016
Easy little brew from Shorts, it makes my Piggly’s all Wiggly. Strong Simcoe Hop aroma, hat golden hue, thin white head and a delicious bitter hop citrus flava. Holla!!!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shot (496) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2016
Bottle. Pours a clear light copper with a white head. Aromas of pine, citrus and toffee. Buttery rich toffee flavors, pine needles, brown sugar, bready tones and resiny hops. Well balanced. Rich. Definitely not a hop bomb, but assertively hoppy. Slightly oily mouth feel. Very nice.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
screigh (700) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2016
Pours a hazy deep yellow. Thin white head with sticky lacing. Kind of a dry cardboard smell. Flavor is pure fresh hops.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Panzuriel (2083) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2016
Appearance: Bright copper. Hazy. Thin head of white foam. Nose: Bright citrus and floral hops. Decent malt in the background. Taste: sweeter than nose. A bit of toffee, citrus, resin and earth. Bitter finish Body: medium and some carbonation. Parting thoughts: 2nd beer from short’s does not disappoint.


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