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RATINGS: 485   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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. A imperial IPA aged on oak using Columbus, Centennial and cascades as the bittering hops and dry hopping with Simcoe, Ahtanum, Amarillo, and Cascades.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrymel (1477) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Been drinking the shit out of this all summer. A: honey ale with brilliant clarity. No head. No lace. S: oak, citrus, pine, resin, light and spritely malt. T: lemon malt oak. Nice. Hardcore. Enamel removal. Like a lemon starburst. M: medium body with hi carb. Slight slickness. O: great beer. Would drink again in a heartbeat. Serving type: can 08-11-2011

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
kycyclist (1) - - DEC 16, 2013 does not count
Very tasty IPA that should be on everyone's wish list. Hoppy brew that makes dessert unnecessary.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maddmatt639 (198) - Pacifica, California, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Tasted on December 10, 1012: A: Pours a rather mucky orange color, kind of like a hefeweizen, but darker. Medium head of foam, disappears rather quickly, about a minute. S: Smells of hops and something very sweet, but can’t put my finger on it. Also, a slight whiff of pine. T: Not nearly as hoppy as I was expecting. Somewhat piney and very dry and malty in the finish. M: Very smooth and not much of a long lasting aftertaste. Just a slight maltiness on the tongue. Very light. O: Not a bad beer at all. I really enjoyed this. It was a nice change from other Imperial IPA’s that focus all on the hops. Serving type: can

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jasper200 (3) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 3, 2013 does not count
The smell is good, Fresh, You can tell this is a hop bomb by the aroma. Color is a murky golden yellow. Hoppy taste on the front end just how I like it. You get a sweet hoppy taste from the back of the tongue to the mid tip. Nice malty backbone and sweetness to counter the hops on the front end. Very heavy beer. More than 2 cans will fill you up immediately.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (4858) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Can. Pours a clear dark gold body with a rather large foamy off-white head that had very good retention. The nose is lightly oaky with a light to moderate citrusy hop note. Some light caramel and toasty malt at it’s base. The flavor is rather sweet but the light oakiness helps keep that in check a little. The bitterness is a bit light for an IIPA, but I’m OK with that. The alcohol is rather well hidden give the heft of this guy. Medium bodied with some fizzy carbonation and a lingering balanced sweet malt and bitter hop finish. Interesting beer, the more I drink, the more I could go for a little more heft to the hops though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (7924) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2013
Can on the train from Inverness to Plockton, 19/10/13, thanks to TR. Clear golden with a good sized off white head. Nose is caramel malt forward, hops, toasty malts, pine resin, bitter citrics, light grpaefruit tones. Taste comprises caramel malt, bitter orange, toasty, candied sugars, tropicals, boozey notes. Full bodied, fine carbonation, malty finale with semi agressive hop bitterness. Decent enough DIPA but some way from top of class.

1.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
PRUCK (19) - CHICAGO, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2013
The best part of this beer is the aroma. When you open the can and take a whiff, it promises something great. Then you drink it and it sucks. In an over-saturated genre of beer, this is one of the offenders. I am confident that the ’aging’ of this beer ruins a lot of what makes hoppy beers good. Do you like beers like Hopslam or Green Flash West Coast IPA? Beers that have BRIGHT hop flavors? If so you will most likely think this is total ass. I WANTED to like the packaging. I’m into this whole ’fancy beer in cans’ thing. But then I started reading the little words printed all over the can. They are stupid. A total waste of time. Don’t even bother. It’s NOT funny, or cute, or anything other than asinine. Also, I resent the caricatured faces drawn on the can. Are those the guys who make the beer or something? Why is it important to them that their faces are on the beer? Fucking egoists. I want my money back. Bummertown.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PhatB420 (613) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 12, 2013
12oz can into a pint. Not too intirely pleased by this one. Too sweet for an imperial, hop presence is not profound, looks more like a hefe gold than an imp ipa. Head pours nice, and lingers at 3cm. Color now resemblesm a straigh hefe. Sunshine through and through. Abv is an afterthough, which is nice, but still, not an outstanding imp ipa, a strong gold maybe? just too sweet on the tounge, and doesnt bittern when one would think. Decent brew, but not for the type.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Pours a lightly hazy straw orange color with a one finger white head that fades fairly quickly, good lacing. Smell is very resinous with a little pine and citrus, don't really get any oak. Taste is a little sweet with pine and a little bit of orange. A touch of oak, but not overpowering. Medium mouthfeel and carbonation. Overall a very interesting DIPA, definitely worth trying. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2228) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Poured from a 12 ounce can. The aroma is dank, resinous hops. The flavor was surprising to me, very strong stone fruit character, floral, bready malts in the finish. This is a good IIPA.


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