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RATINGS: 524   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
iugrad93 (266) - Indiana, USA - AUG 8, 2011
Poured a clear light copper color with thick white, bubbly head. Aromas of citrus, grapefruit in particular, and notes of spruce. Taste is bitter that softens and concludes with a long, dry, almost astringent finish. The bittering hops come through nicely with a good balance of golden malts. Overall, this one is right up my alley with the citrus aromas and bitterness. Maybe a tad more sweetness for me, but damn good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jblauvs (1340) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 8, 2011
Can from Carl, thanks! Pour is cloudy, glowing orange. Aroma is full of tropical fruit, pineapple, and meaty, piney hops. Flavor is juicy, fruity, and zesty. Mango and more pineapple, as well as some lightly bitter grassy hops. Incredibly drinkable for 9.7% Great stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trancecyclist (42) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2011
From a 12 oz. can. Surprisingly pale for a DIPA with nearly 10% alcohol, and pleasantly un-malty and un-hot to my palate. Very little aroma for a beer this hoppy, and a slight oak flavor. Some reviewers have called this harsh, but I find it pleasantly bitter and donít miss the usual maltiness at this level of alcohol at all. One of the best imperial/double IPAs Iíve had.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8779) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2011
12 ounce can from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA, opened 7/1/11. Pours a clear golden color with a large frothy white head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of floral and citrus hops with some resiny notes. The taste is very bitter hops. Resiny, citrus and grape notes. Peppery wood as well. Medium bodied. Interesting.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4253) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2011
The aroma is hoppy and harsh with pine, citrus, and grassy hops as well as alcohol and sweet malt. The appearance is gold amber with a nice head. The taste is like the aroma with hops dominating malts. The palate is smooth. Overall a good beer but a little too harsh.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5555) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2011
Can split with Andrew. Pours a clear orange gold body. Aroma is light citrus and pine. Mouthfeel is okay with citrus, pine. No way I would have pinned this down as nearly 10%.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - AUG 5, 2011
Sampled at the brewhouse (in a can). This is really a fantastic double IPA. The alcohol percentage is really high and you can kind of taste it. The flavor though is fantastic. Hops are sweet and crisp. Great brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6817) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2011
12oz can. Feels odd pouring a can into a tulip glass. Nice big foamy white head. Perfectly clear orange color. Some lacing. Really great taste. Sweet for sure, then bitter. Hoppy, mild warmth through the aftertaste, but not itís appropriate for the ABV. Complex aroma. I think Iím detecting the oak, and liking it, but who knows. Very soft, smooth, pretty drinkable for what it is. Diverse aftertaste, with good sweet notes (maybe the oak?). Satisfying and unusual. A good beer. Next time friends/family invite me to go boating, Iím picking up a pack of this stuff (cans only on the lake, typically)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremytoni (3008) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 1, 2011
From a can poured an amber color with a good amount of head. Strong hoppy flavor with a lasting finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftycarl21 (2251) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 31, 2011
4 pack of cans from Perfect Pour. Pours a beautiful cloudy orange with a beautiful fluffy head. Aroma holds big notes of pineapple, mango, grass, evergreen, and orange peel. Flavor is marked by wonderful nectar fruit presence along with tangerine and some clover honey. Not too bitter, incredibly drinkable for the ABV. Very very nice.


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