RATINGS: 276   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpongeRuiner (1114) - Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2014
A really drinkable IPA. Nice smooth hop fresh flavors. Clean taste. Solid stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
cheap (5541) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (13147) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (5827) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leafs93 (2202) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
pablo951 (653) - 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!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shot (485) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
screigh (680) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Panzuriel (2033) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
phranq (84) - - JUN 29, 2016
Good but not great ipa. Decent floral citrus aromas. Preety well ballanced, but jsut not outatanding taste. Its an OK IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (2713) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2016
12oz bottle from the Malt Shoppe in Tosa. Deep orange pour, little head. Some streaky lace. Aroma has sweet malts, florals, pine and citrus. Somewhat muted. The alpha acids kick in down in the glass. Taste is of sweet toffee, grapefruit, some pineapple, chewy resin. Medium bodied, with some alcohol. The blend is solid. Finishes to the bitter side of bittersweet. Solid fairly tasty brew. Liked the 78 better. 13.8

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