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RATINGS: 565   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 94   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
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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.


3.9
   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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
robertjm (841) - 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!!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (4812) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
puboflyons (2945) - 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..

4.2
   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!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (1674) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steverus0 (254) - 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

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bartzluke (529) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 18, 2015
12 oz pour from chilled can into Spiegelau IPA glass. Hazy, orange, lots and lots of carbonation, fluffy off-white head. Very aromatic. Orangey citrus primarily with a little woodiness and a little alcohol. Full creamy and creamy with a bit of a sharp finish. Quite tart. Taste is sweet up front with orange, pineapple, and other fruity flavors. The middle brings the oakiness with a nice woody burst. The finish is long and boozy. All around a great IIPA, a bit sweet, a bit on the boozy side, with an interesting twist in the oak aging.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hammy78 (957) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2015
Can from a sweet trade, thanks Justin. Pours a clear copper, finger of white head, some lace. Nose is sweet malt, caramel, not a powerful hop presence. Tastes sweet, malt, smooth, bitter, sugary. There is some oak there too.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (3825) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Pours a chill hazed golden orange from the can with thin white lacy head that leaves light wisps on the glass. Aroma is big piney notes with citrus pith back end, caramel sweetness rounds it out. Taste is more to fruity citrus zesty from the hops, nice caramel back end, but mostly just warming booze from the grain. Really good balance, low carbonation, booze is pretty well hidden, good stuff.


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