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RATINGS: 559   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
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2011
Serving glass: Poured from can into Imperial Pint. Appearance: Clear golden amber with thin stark white head. Slight lacing. Aroma: Spicy, citrusy and piney. Taste: Lots of toasted malts with a hint of oak. Hops are more spicy and piney than citrusy, although some grapefruit adds complexity. Ends with a light spicy bitterness. Palate: Body is fairly light for a DIPA, which is good, but still fairly full bodied compared to other styles. Moderate carbonation with a dry, slightly boozy, finish. Overall: Nice malt heavy DIPA, while still having a dry finish, which is a great accomplishment. The oak is minimal but adds a nice touch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 4, 2011
Golden orange pour, nice big white head with lacing. Very sweet pine and resin nose. Strongly sweet syrupy, caramel and toast body on this beer, very malt heavy. Loads of citrus, grapefruit, cedar and pine resin finish. Very bitter, and while I find the malty aspects of this beer a bit too cloying, it doesnít feel like a 9.7% beer. This beer really edges close to becoming barley wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
treadyroc (149) - St. Leonard, Maryland, USA - SEP 2, 2011
More pine-y than citrus-y. Great lacing. Golden w/a hint of orange. A tad over bitter in the end. Leaves a coating on the back/sides of the tongue. A solid, tasty beer; but doesnít mean there isnít room for improvement.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ROGUE (2152) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 2, 2011
12oz can. Pours a hazy golden color with a bone white medium head that falls slowly to a thin layer, leaving a bit of sticky lace. Aroma of pale malt, tropical fruit, citrus, piney and earthy hops. Taste follows the nose nicely with the pale malt giving some light bready and doughy flavor, followed by a hit of citrus and resinous piney hops. Big balanced hop flavor from start to finish. Medium bodied, highly carbonated, with well hidden alcohol. Very drinkable and an excellent hoppy choice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pressboxjoe (313) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2011
There it is! That lovely double IPA aroma. I have had so much bad luck this year (and yet I keep trying) with IIPAs that donít smell or taste right. Sweet honey floral aroma, mango, peach, grapefruit, lime. Flavor is good, the lime and grapefruit still there; not a ton of pine for me, but I do detect that oak. Somewhat mellow. Visually, a little pale for me. Nice bitter finish, pretty dry. Happy with this beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4565) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2011
12 ounce can - Olde Crabapple Bottle Shop in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a clear, deep, deep yellow body with a very tall, very aggressive, near white head. Already this beer is beset against me. Gobs of sticky lace on the descent.

Smell: Nicely aromatic with fragrant notes of pineapple juice, lemon peel, ruby red grapefruit, sweet oranges, and papaya with a backing of oak wood well encrusted with sugars.

Taste: Pale malts with a 50-50 helping of light-colored caramel and simple syrup glazed over faintly toasted grains. Iíll admit, the sweetness present caught me a bit off guard, not that Iím displeased at all by it. Mild inclusion of vanilla here and there. Pleasing myriad of citrus flavors with some more tropical elements like red papaya pulp and mango juice. While it does start a bit surprisingly sweet, it closes out dry in shot at the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. Fairly smooth mouthfeel.

Overall: Nice job, 21st! Goes does with surprising ease for being nearly 10% ABV and it was very hoppy without simply being wretchedly bitter without any hop flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (7033) - Hšsselby, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2011
(Can, Oliver Twist, Stockholm) Golden amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Hoppy, fruity nose with notes of grapefruit, pine needles, resin and lots of fresh, citric hops. Hoppy, fruity, malty taste with citrus, caramel, dried apricots, grapefruit, pine needles and a smooth, hoppy finish with caramel, vanilla, citric hops and hints of oak wood. Almost full body, with some sweetness. Impressive hop character, with the oak wood firmly in the background. Lovely beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (8568) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2011
Can thanks to Baker. Pour a clear deep amber with an off-white head that dissipates to the edges and laces nicely. Aroma is full of sweet grains with a bit of pine hop and a good amount of oak that keeps the pine mellow. Flavor starts with sweet grains but transitions to oak, pine and a bit of resin in the finish. Barrel aging took away too much of the hops IMO, but still solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - AUG 28, 2011
Decent, overall I donít tend to live oak aged IPAs...in this case it was decent enough but a little old (guessing) and when you combine that with the oak aging the hop profile just wasnít that strong. It was pretty smooth and drinkable, just not overly memorable. If Iím going to do a 10% beer I want it to be memorable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (14705) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2011
Can at a tasting. Pours clear gold with a delicate, white head. Fresh pine aroma, some sugar. Very sweet flavor, some honey and light caramel, ripe citrus. Medium to full in body with average carbonation. Sticky finish, oil, resinous, more nice pine, faint dirt. Great beer.

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