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RATINGS: 533   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.


2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jakebra (22) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 15, 2011
Very few floral hops. Thin bodied, lacks the golden color desired. Not as bitter as desired.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LinusStick (2990) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2011
A decent IIPA. Aroma was pretty good. Hot and spicy hops take center stage. Not much else going on which isnít a problem. Pour was a beautiful light gold with plenty of rising bubbles and a one finger white head. I love light gold IIPAs. Taste was nice and hoppy. A little sweet in the front. Sugar watery with light malt and honey. The aftertaste is where the strong spicy hops first make their appearance. The play of sweet with bitter is great, but the sweetness was a little too much. As it warmed, the citrusy hops came out. Nice carbonation round the beer out.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GMUcrew7 (577) - Mason, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2011
Apricot colored pour with a small off white head. Strong hop aroma, mostly citrus/grapefruit with a little sugar and alcohol. Flavor starts out a little sweet but finishes with a nice bitter hop kick. Medium body, a good beer but not one of the top for its style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
finol (2449) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2011
Can at Oliver Twist. Pours clear amber with a small head. Citrusy aroma. Clean and dry taste of lemonad with a hint of oak,

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hirigalzkar (2512) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2011
Can. Pours golden with a white head. Fruity, sweet aroma. Lots of citrus-like notes. Nicely balanced taste. Sweet fruity notes, some serious bitterness and just enough oak notes to make it something special (without getting too oaky).

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 11, 2011
A - Pours a almost clear copper-orange color with a thick covering of frothy off-white head. the head fades down slowly revealing lots of lacing. S - Aroma is bursting with pine hops. There is quite a bit. There is also a nice background of oak and citrus smells. T - Starts off with some strong pine hops and bitterness. The oak flavor joins in not far behind and balances nicely. Through the middle, a mix of citrus hops and sweet caramel malts come through. The finish is a mix of oak and hop bitterness with just a touch of booze flavor that lingers. M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. The beer fees smooth and a bit resiny. The bitterness throughout creates a nice dry mouthfeel. D - Very drinkable. The hop profile is quite strong and very nice from start to end. The oak flavor is also extremely well incorporated here and works very well.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lowe1983 (1385) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2011
Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is strong of citrus and floral hops with some caramel. Flavor is similar with the hops coming right out pretty strong. A slight warming on the finish as well.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
caralkaline87 (435) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 8, 2011
Pours a nice light copper-orange with a decent, soft head. Nose is potent floral hops and a touch of fruit, just the way a hop head likes it. Flavor is a bit less aggressive than expected, with the fruity malt (almost a touch of watermlon or mango in the flavor) coming out clearly front to back and the hops being tame for 90+ IBUs. Alcohol is nicely hidden. Finish is quick and fairly dry. A good DIPA, but not as bitter and more tropical fruity than Iíd ideally want.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 8, 2011
12oz can. Pours an unbelievably clear golden orange with tons of bubbles streaming to the top and feeding a thin soapy white head that leaves some delicate lacing. Aroma is fantastic and dominated by bright fruity citrus, pineapples and grapefruit rinds come to mind. Complimenting the citrus is a very subtle oaky character which is surprisingly well integrated. Taste has a bit more barrel than the aroma. The initial taste is sweet caramel and oranges, less juicy than the citrus in the nose. But the longer I let the taste linger, the oak and alcohol really start to come out and there is a solid burn on the tongue after each sip. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with soft carbonation and the spiciness of the oak really pops on the tongue. Iím not normally a fan of barrel aged DIPAs but I really like this one. The aroma is excellent and, despite the oak coming out more heavily, the taste is nice as well. Probably the best beer Iíve had from 21st Amendment.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
iugrad93 (265) - 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.


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