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RATINGS: 568   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 94   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
The name is a tribute to the hop shortage a few years ago. An imperial IPA aged on oak spirals using Columbus, Centennial and cascades as the bittering hops and dry hopping with Simcoe, Ahtanum, Amarillo, and Cascades.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andyhwcinc (1813) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2015
Purchased at Bottles and Cans in Chicago, IL; enjoyed at home after a somewhat rough work Friday, happy that’s done for the week! This is a pretty damn good one here. Appearance is a lightly cloudy gold with a prominent and billowy white head. Aroma of oak, caramel malt, smells hoppy. Taste is nice, definitely potent, very much barley-wine esque. Not as malty as a barley wine though. Done well, good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jake65 (3355) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - SEP 23, 2015
Can, pours a clear straw color and topped with a thick finger of white head. Intense sheet lacing. Sweet scents of citrus and tropical fruit, some pine. Sweet taste, lightly bitter. Syrupy and rich. The hop balance is spot-on, this is really enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hman43 (1075) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2015
It pours golden. It has aromas of citrus, and caramel. It has flavors of ctirus, caramel, floral and dark fruits. It has a high bitter kick on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2015
Can. Slightly hazy yellow gold pour with a big white head. Appricott, citrus, melon, pine. Medium body. Hides the alcohol well. Fruity throughout with bitter sweet finish. Great job

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
robertjm (843) - Albany, California, USA - SEP 7, 2015
(12oz. can) - Two-fingered foamy head. Lots of big bubbly carbonation in the glass. Clear golden body. Fresh piney aroma. Flavors of Ruby Red Grapefruit and apricot. Fresh pine resin in the aftertaste, which dissipates fairly quickly to a dull roar. A very memorable brew for my 800th! But, 9.7% brew in a can? YOUZA!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (4920) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 1, 2015
Une bière dorée et un col de mousse blanche. Au nez, des houblons bien aromatiques. Orange, ananas, pamplemousse. Un aspect floral intéressant et un bon souffle de la forêt. Des petits fruits rouges en toile de fond. De la mangue et des malts bien soutenants. Au niveau du goût, je note que les fruits nagent dans une potion douce qui laisse en arrière-goût une résine collante. Bonne présence en bouche. Le corps est impérial. Le pétillement est modéré et la texture est bien huileuse. Bonne intensité des saveurs après chaque gorgée. L’alcool apparaît en fin de dégustation. Sa robustesse lui soutire quelques points: la buvabilité s’en trouve affectée. Une canette de 355 ml pour deux personnes: voilà la façon de la boire.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
puboflyons (3026) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 29, 2015
the 12 fl. oz. can with an enjoy by date of 10/23/15.Pale yellow pour with a bit of a chill or hop haze and a modest white foamy head. Fruity and hoppy notes abound in the taste. Medium body and foamy head. has a much more sugary and sweet taste than the aroma would suggest. Not super bitter. More malty and sweet with a subdued bitter finale Still, a decent IPA..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ctplt777 (474) - - AUG 26, 2015
The only crisis here is what I’m going to do when I finish this. The massive amount of grapefruit and tropical fruit has my head spinning. It smells like the ripest mango and pineapple. Taste is all sweet tropical fruit and citrus. No weird sweet maltiness, nothing cloying or stupid. Just big juicy hops. Really awesome ipa, definitely worth picking up!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (1708) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 25, 2015
Hazy gold, frothy white head. Aroma of tangerine, grapefruit, rose petals, flavor of tropical fruit, melon, caramel, booze. Medium full mouthfeel, yet effervescent. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steverus0 (256) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - AUG 19, 2015
Wonderfully citrus on the nose with some pine resins to boot. Absurdly clear for an IPA in a deep straw coloring. Lager evanescence with strong hop character. Malts are present but remain backgrounded. Highly pleasant and summer-ready. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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