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RATINGS: 551   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 94   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
The name is a tribute to the hop shortage a few years ago. A imperial IPA aged on oak using Columbus, Centennial and cascades as the bittering hops and dry hopping with Simcoe, Ahtanum, Amarillo, and Cascades.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Panzuriel (1462) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2015
12 oz can from four pack purchased at Anderson’s Sawmill. Hop Crisis is a nearly clear golden yellow beer with a fine head of white bubbles. Nose is grass and grapefruit scent of hops. Taste is initially dry but sweet on the end. Medium malty but a good amount of hop presence that becomes more prevalent towards the back end. Body is very lively. a very nice DIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (1209) - Maryland, USA - JUL 20, 2015
Can into tulip glass, clear light amber-hued golden color with white head. Aroma notes of citrus, grapefruit, tropical fruits, tad lemon, pine, some spices, malt sweetness and faint oak. Taste adds mango, pineapple, orange, peach, resin, honey and some grass bitterness. Heavy-medium body, low-moderate carbonation, sticky, dry with surprisingly quick tropical bitter finish. Not getting much oak at all but a surprisingly refreshing tropical-leaning DIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6966) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2015
draft at Coles & Blue Monk, Buffalo NY. solid IIPA. big bitterness, piney hops, malty backbone. Big hop presence, well done

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1810) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2015
12oz can from Binnys in Highland Park - perfect while cutting the grass. Got that lemony light orange hop that is seldom used. Bells Oracle overwhelms it. Solid, and a good one from this brewery. 13.9

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
njnut (357) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2015
Pours a nice gold with tons of pure white head and lace. Aroma was citrus, tropical fruit, malt sweetness. Taste was a nice balance of grapefruit and pine. A bit of mango and spice. Nice oily mouthfeel with a floral aftertaste. Just a good balanced IPA that’s easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christpuncher (2061) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2015
This is a fantastic imperial ipa. Aroma of hoops and pine. Strong piney and hoppy flavors. Pours gold in color with a thin head. Nice balanced hop and pine finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TattooJack (294) - Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2015
Poured from the can of a fridge 4-pack, the can has some confusing stuff written about it, but I did like the drawings of beavis n butthead as convicts. Got some ok hops going on but not a fan of the oaky. Kind of dry and gritty at the end probably from the barrel. I gave a point for the 9.7% and another for the history lesson on the hop shortage. I used a half a can as a base in some chili and that worked out really well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
crossovert (9438) - Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2015
355ml can. Golden pour. Pungent smell: perfume, booze, oregano, spices, herbs, citrus, peach, vanilla. caramel. Bit too boozy on the nose, almost burns the nostrils. Flavor is odd. Extremely boozy for one, not much midpalate, it is kind of like a spicy imperial golden vanilla ale, not really a dipa. Finish is boozy with a fairly heavy bitterness. Surprised at the ratings, this is odd. THis burns booze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beertholomeus (1238) - California, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Pours a pale golden color with a white head. Hop, citrus, floral, pine and biscuit aroma. Resinous hop, mango, grapefruit, pine, oak and biscuit flavors. Medium body and carbonation with a resinous hop and citrus finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukaduke (2708) - Gray, Maine, USA - JUN 29, 2015
Pours a medium golden color with two finger of sticky white foam. Nose is grassy with underlying citrus, some boozy tropical notes and a touch of sweet honey. Palate follows the nose, a touch sweeter than expected with some notes of honeycomb cereal, tangerine, bitter fresh grass, pine. Lingers with some fusel booze but the background sweetness mellows it out nicely.

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