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RATINGS: 553   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (3509) - Michigan, USA - JUL 30, 2011
12 ounce can into tulip, interesting can design with inscriptions haha. Pours crystal clear light orange amber color with a dense 2 finger off white head with great retention that reduces to a thick lacing cap. Thick lacing sticks to the glass as well. Aromas of big grapefruit, pine, caramel, pineapple, and pine. Big sweetness in the aromas, with little spiciness from hops. Taste of tons of orange, pine, orange zest, caramel, oak, and a bit of spiciness. Big sweetness up front with a decent amount of bitterness on the finish, but not as much as I was expecting. Some lingering bitterness on the finish with citrus and pine notes. Much more malt forward DIPA here. Low-medium carbonation and medium-full bodied with a bit of a sticky and slick mouthfeel. No alcohol noticed at all surprisingly. Overall, a damn nice DIPA, with easy drinkability and all around good flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JUL 30, 2011
Tin. Orange poor with thin white head. Moderate lacing. Citrusy aroma, not as full as one would expect in a DIPA, but pleasant. Full flavoured, floral notes, Blood orange notes in the finish. Doesn’t tast as strong as it is.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 29, 2011
Can from 16 Tons. Deep amber pour with a long lasting huge and frothy white head. Initial whiff of caramel mixes with citrus and light oak for a nice nose. Much more oak in the flavor, which to me is not as well melded as Burton Baton or Oak Aged Unearthly. A little sweet as well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2011
Bottle thanks to crusianbeer. Poured gold with a white creamy head. Aroma was wonderful at first with peach, mango, and a fruity bouquet; then I got some sour milk. Flavor was lots of citrus, pine, and some caramel malt on the finish. Body was medium with soft carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2011
Can...Pours deep, clear gold with white fizzy head. Aroma is GREAT! Notes of ripe grapefruit, malt, subtle grain, fruit, citrus pill, earth, light pine. Flavor is light sweet, malty, noted of dried fruit, grapefruit, pine, malty, solid bitter in finish. Mouthfeel is medium body with high carbonation. Good stuff!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigbish (596) - California, USA - JUL 28, 2011
This is a very tasty IPA. Lots of complex hop flavor, fairly well balanced with malts. Pours a gorgeous light orange with a huge white head. Plenty of aroma. He oak adds a little roundness to the flavor that I like. Very good IIPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nickls (2002) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2011
Tap, Leon’s Decatur. Light hazy orange, with foamy white head...nice retention. Grassy hops at first, but with lots of citrus and grapefruit as well...light fruitiness in the aroma. Definitely biting at points, with grapefruit and some cattiness, and wood. Leans on the more balanced side of things for me, but not too sweet. Medium body with soft carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
michaelinwa (639) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2011
A good Imperial IPA. Great hop flavor is balanced with malt, and tilts a bit toward sweet. Hop flavor is more than just bitter; complex and flavorful. A good choice if you’re after a robust, malty, very drinkable Imperial IPA.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4191) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 26, 2011
Can... Poured golden amber with a white head. Nose had hints of candied malts and floral, citrusy hops. Sticky, well carbonated palate. Quite hoppy, floral with pine and lots of citrus. Black pepper and slightly resinous. Bitter, but all quite balanced by the woody oak tones. Definitely a west coast IPA. Fruit esters that lent towards fruit juice, with a hoppy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
egajdzis (5622) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2011 Orange amber color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, citrus, light toast, and tropical fruits. Taste of pine, citrus, wood, resin, light sweetness, tropical fruit, and grapefruit in the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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