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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (3255) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Can pours a golden straw color with white head. Aroma is fragrant grapefruit and light grass. Taste is medium sweetness, medium bitterness with a crisp dry finish. I would say the oak may take away from the beer a bit as I really enjoy the hop character in this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (5347) - Arizona, USA - SEP 17, 2011
Tons of grapefruit in the flavor profile and the aroma. Very lively. Oak is subtle in the background. Abv is well hidden and bitter given the Malts needed for the abv. Great job!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (11246) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 14, 2011
Can sample at a tasting. Thanks David’s friend! Clear golden-orange with a white foam. Hoppy aroma with pine needles, some malt and resinous notes. Flavor starts sweetish with a bit of malt and continues bitter and resinous. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dchmela (3002) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 11, 2011
Double IPA in a can, awesome! Pours a lovely light gold with a thick white head. Huge resiny hop aroma, lots of citrus and pine, really enticing. Takes a little warming for the oak to pop through. Smooth malt, big citrus and pine hop bite with hints of oak in the taste. Really good brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bricks (924) - Delaware, USA - SEP 7, 2011
Wow, true goodness. Extra thick for an IPA. Smell was great. Liked it a lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (11759) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2011
Can at Leighton’s Aug 11 tasting. It pours clear golden yellow, with a thick, fluffy white head. The nose is lemon Cif, fresh pine, starch and white sugar. The taste is white sugar, hay, straw, resin, pine, grass, starch, metal, lemon, grapefruit and honey, with a long light bitter finish. Medium body and harsh carbonation. Decent.

   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 doesn’t 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 (150) - 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 doesn’t mean there isn’t room for improvement.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ROGUE (2152) - Lewes, 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.

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