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Controversius Maximus by Short's Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial IPA
8.50 % ABV

Following the resounding success of Aww Jeah (a double Huma Lupa Licious) at our 8th Anniversary last year, we’re excited to premier another double version of one of our favorites during this year’s
Anniversary Party weekend! Prepare to make the acquaintance of Controversius Maximus.

Controversius Maximus (8.5% ABV, 155 IBU) is a double IPA built from our beloved ControversiALE. Two times the Simcoe dose of ControversiALE yields a fresh citrus blast and evergreen aromas that flood your senses with dank hoppiness. Sweet flavors of candied orange peel combine with prominent caramel and toasted qualities from the
addition of specialty malts. Intense aromatic pleasures combine perfectly with delicious bitterness. 

Review by Bitterbill on 11/09/13  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
84 2 10 17 4 9 2013
Another bottle thanks to Another6Pack. Cheers, Trent!

It pours a clear golden colour with a small fine layer of foam that yields some nice lacing.

Oh my, the nose is so fresh and vibrant and balanced. It smells oily like in wet hops...grapefruit and pineapple dominate from the hop side. Throughout the nose, caramel malt provides the necessary sweetness to bring this beer to a balanced state.

Tasting provides proof that this is still a hop forward DIPA. Grapefruit and pineapple juiciness almost make my mouth pucker because of the rather intense bitterness but the caramel malt does play a part in tempering that bitterness. And, what's that word to describe the hoppy yet mildly malty presence in a beer of this style...oh yeah, dank. Earthy. Yummy.

A very nice mouthfeel with the medium body and carbonation with the alcohol not playing a major role.

A pretty different take on the style, imho, and a winner.

Served In: Pint Glass

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