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RATINGS: 527   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2011
Can. Pours clear dark orange with a medium creamy beige head. The head is slow to recede, and leaves bands of sticky lacing. The aroma is sharp citrus, sugary orangepeel, papaya and guava, and mild vanilla and woody notes. The flavor is oaky, lightly buttery orange, with increasing citrus bitterness throughout, and a lingering pine and citrus rind finish. Some sugary fruit is present in the finish and aftertaste. Medium carbonation and full body; thick, nearly creamy, and a bit of alcohol. Really pretty tasty, I thought. [748]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reggiedunlop (3409) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2011
Pours a very clear golden color with a medium white head...good retention and lacing. Aroma is fairly malty and has a distinct vanilla and orange blossom character...smells a bit like a cream soda dum dum. Flavor is hoppy at first but quickly becomes sweet much like the aroma. Mouthfeel is sticky sweet but becomes earthy in the dry lingering finish. Odd beer...hoppy, sweet, hoppy...bit muddled.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
matthewjk (966) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2011
This is an exceptional Double here, from pour, to nose, to taste. Aroma is off the charts! What a panoply of hops! Full on assult of hops on the nose and the taste buds. Somewhere they found some malt for balance and sweetness. Alcohol pretty well hidden for 9.7% It goes without saying this is one of my new favorite DIPAs.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wavers1 (910) - Notown, California, USA - JUL 21, 2011
haha, 21st does it again! this beer is hoppy, its oaky, and its strong at 9.7%, and a its a great value at $9 a 4pack. drinks as a great oaky ipa, still has a strong hop bite, not insane, and a bit oaky front to it. drinks well, and of course that its in a can is awesome. big oaky nose, and a huge flavor, a bit much to drink more than 1 can. good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Westmeister (2016) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 21, 2011
Bottle. Nose is big with floral and citrus components, tropical fruits and a little piney action. Flavor is sharp and bitter hops, but it is mellowed by the sweet malts. Superbly crafted IIPA. Only negative was that it was served in a little bitch 8 oz. glass. I want more!!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GnarlyGnome (756) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2011
Can: great golden color with a contrasting white head that dissapates fairly quickly leaving thick lacing on the glass. A resin and citrus aroma with some fruity smell as well. Great thick, citrus hop flavor that ends with a mellow smoothness that I guess is the barrel aging. If it wasn’t written on the package I wouldn’t believe this is 10%. Great brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrmartin (739) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2012 Clear Golden pour with quickly disappearing off-white head Citrusy Resiny hops and toasty malt nose. Similar taste to Victory’s Hop Wallop... Medium body. Mellow slightly viscous finish. Easy drinking nearly 10 percenter.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (4546) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2011
12oz can from EZ. Poured an orange/copper body under a smaller to average sized white foamy head. Aroma is hoppy,wet wood, slight alcohol, citrus, tangerine and a hint of cat piss. Flavor of dry wood, older dry hops, plywood shavings, slight dirty earth and some citrus notes. Good beer but still not sure about this whole barrel aging IPAs trend.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bobman006 (326) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2011
Can. Clear golden copper with white head. Aromas of citrus, herbs, pine, bright fruit, caramel. Flavors of biscuit, citrus, herbs, pine, bright fruit, caramel. Slightly dry finish. Full body with soft mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. One of the most drinkable 10% beers I could have imagined.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (8474) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2011
Pours slightly hazy orange with nice lacing white head. Aroma has notes of nice orange, mango, tropical fruit, some pine and s light soapy note. Taste is nice tropical fruit and orange, some slight soapy notes with a nice pine and grassy finish, bitter, but no alcohol there. Wow, really good, wish the cascade dry hop wasn’t in there but overall very well done.


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