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RATINGS: 580   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 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (5902) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2011
Can with Justin and Joe. Pour is a clearish golden color with spotty lacing on top and a small ring of head on the outer sides of the inner glass. Aromas of honey, vanilla, tangerine, caramel, tangy pine. Taste is similiar with a good malt fill mixed in with the juicy floral flavors. Little too bitter and boozey. Good double IPA though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
VsXsV (3967) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2011
Can at Oliver Twist. Clear amber/golden liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma is hoppy with notes of pine, citrus, caramel, toffee, vanilla, oak and coconut. The notes from the oak aging arenít overpowering and works well with the rest of the aroma. Taste is dry, light sweet and highly bitter with notes of fresh, fruity hops. Medium bodied with ok carbonation. Really tasty, most balanced oak aged IPA Iíve had.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LinusStick (3252) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 18, 2011
Pours pale and slightly hazy with little head. Good hoppy aroma, but not as strong as some. Strong notes of grapefruit and citrus. Not overly bitter and finishes with alcohol, but hides the 9.7% well. A nice imperial IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 20, 2011
THOUGHTS: I could smell this from two feet away. Quite intense. Hid alcohol incredibly well. The wood wasnít really very noticeable. Great beer, but it only falls in the middle of the sea of DIPAs. TECHNICAL: Can. Poured a clear, light to medium orange with an average to large, off-white head that mostly diminished but left excellent lacing. The aroma had moderate to heavy caramel and candy; moderate to heavy pine, citrus and catty hops; white wine and light wood. The initial flavor was light to moderately sweet and light to moderately bitter; while the finish was moderately sweet and heavy to almost harshly bitter with a fairly long duration. There was sugar water, pale malts, wood, pine hops, citrus hops, caramel, white wine, a little light fruit, candy and catty hops. The medium to full body was fairly oily with lightly fizzy carbonation and a slightly alcoholic and very dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (9668) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2011
Tap. Golden pour with a white head. Bubblegum and citrus nose. Taste is similar. Super good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CampesinoTino (800) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2011
Can. Pours a bright, clear orange and gold color with foamy white head. The aroma is predominately caramel malt, tropical fruit (mango, guava) and hops resin. The flavor starts off with lots of citrus (orange, grapefruit, tangerine) and toasted malt along with some herbal hops, vanilla and alcohol notes. The body is slightly syrupy with medium-level carbonation and a bitter, boozy finish. Itís a little rough around the edges but definitely delivers on the hops front.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vyvvy (5888) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 19, 2011
The sure was a pleasant surprise. Pours clear light golden with a large egg shell white head. The aroma has funky tropical fruit hoppiness, light oak, pale malt, floral hoppiness along with mild green onion - excellent. Medium smooth lush body with very gentle carbonation. The flavor starts with more oak giving vanilla/oak presence along with lightly toasted malt and a good amount of spicy / tropical / funky hops. The finish has mainly the hop flavors and is quite resiny. Very nice IIPA.

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