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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Westmeister (2061) - 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!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GnarlyGnome (773) - 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 (741) - 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 (4631) - 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 (8582) - East Lansing, Michigan, 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 20, 2011
I’ve had this one on tap and in the can. 12oz can review. This was one of the best Imperial Ipa’s i’ve had and yet in a can. The aromas aren’t in my face citrus and herbal aromas, however the palate transfer is huge. More of a tropical citrus as opposed to the lemon citrus i was expecting. Bracing hops finish, but very enjoyable just under 10 percent. Best 21st yet.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3523) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2011
12 oz can. Clear yellow orange with a puffy white head. Nose is dried pineapple, caramel, orange peel and marjoram. First sip is lively and bracing with an abrupt hop bite that catches me by surprise. Juicy finish, a bit numbing. Taste is tangerine, white peach and pine needles with hints of vanilla. One crazy ass beer in a can.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcos (1670) - Maryland, USA - JUL 19, 2011
Location/Date:Can on July 19th.

Appearance: Pours an clear orange.
Aroma: Aroma is straight up hop.
Taste: Medium bitterness, some malt, decent balance.
Palate:Medium body, long aftertaste.

Summary: This is my 400th rating! What a Hop Crisis! A very nice DIPA, can taste the varieties of hops making it a very nice flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (7180) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 18, 2011
Can shared by Craig. Pours a clear golden color with a medium white head. A sweet floral nose with some vanilla (oak). The flavor is very mellow, a non-aggressive IIPA, fresh green hops, floral and perfumy flavors, oranges and light vanilla. Nice. Very drinkable.


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