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RATINGS: 485   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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (4730) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Bonus beer sampled prior to the SN Beer Camp tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 6/17/11. Clear orange pour with a medium off-white head. Aroma of oranges, dank malt, grapefruit and onion. Odd potato flavor up front (kinda like Boulder Mojo Risin, but slightly more subtle) along with orange and subtle oak before a bitter grapefruit finish. Pretty tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikesaum (596) - Newark, Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2011
can into snifter, pours orange with an inch off white head that fades quickly, ok lacing, aroma is citrus and piney, some sweet caramel too, loving this aroma. taste is nice and hoppy but im not finding it to be that bitter, its a good balance of bitter hops and sweet malts, with a nice dry finish, medium body and slick mouthfeel, good brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sloth (2443) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUN 20, 2011
Small offwhite head with decent retention and some stringy lace. Clear, light copper golden hued ale. Nice grapefruity nose, little catty with some faint bready malt aromas. Med/full body, oily on the palate, gentle carbonation, little acidic. Lightly sweet malts, a bit sugary, hint of toast,wood? Nice hop flavors, pine, grapefruit, earth. Dry, bitter finish lasting, juicey and fruity.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
portableparty (1909) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 20, 2011
Can to snifter. Clear amber pour with a quick white head that fades to a thin film and collar. Aroma is sweet sugar caramel and pine spruce with a faint burning alcohol. Taste is very bitter pine spruce some alcohol and wood with a sweet caramel mixed in. Palate is medium and tingles with carbonation and finishes chaulky and somewhat hot. Pretty tasty in small doses.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6178) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2011
Can:   Vibrant golden, very clear, light carbonation, large frothy white head, fairly sticky lacing.   Nose has this sweet honeydew melon aspect.   Not your typical IIPA.   I am getting a little bit of Oak as well.   Honestly, I am also getting an aroma I can best describe as a Taco fart.   On the tongue its a bit more true to form, a little floral, very fragrant, with some minor hop and citrus aspects.   Not overly bitter.   While the site says 10.8%, this can only says 9.7%.   Hmmm....   Not sure how this is a Winter Seasonal when I found the can in June.   Smooth, but not real rich.   Has a raw tropical fruit aspect on the finish.   Certainly different.   Could stand to be a bit sweeter, and perhaps a bit more malty.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nsquishee (585) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2011
Sweet, grass, hop, crackers, flowers, bread, yeast, grapefruit, and pepper. Light orange color and clear as can be.Pretty good, pretty, pretty good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluejacket74 (1263) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2011
12 ounce can. Served in a snifter, the beer pours an orange color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is mostly pine and citrusy (tropical fruit, grapefruit) hops, along with a bit of sweet malt and oak. I think the taste is the same as the aroma, I donít pick up any differences at all. Itís mostly pine and citrus hops, with some oak and sweet malt flavors noticable too. This is still a pretty hoppy brew. The can says this beer is aged on oak spirals, but I donít think the oak is very strong. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís slick and is well carbonated. I think this is a good beer, itís definitely worth trying.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GMCC2181 (1498) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JUN 18, 2011
Can picked up at StateLine. Poured into a snifter. Bright orange color, small head that faded fast. Leaves a big lacing left on the glass. Nice hoppy aroma. Taste is a well balanced bitter DIPA. Not over done at all. Dry... light grass and pine taste. Clean.... just leaves a bitter after taste. The simcoe hops stand out. Smooth body, ten percent is almost unoticable. Overall: Good DIPA. Thanks to matt for the reccomendation

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DalzAle (1941) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2011
Can. Clear light orange pour, tons of carbonation and bitter orange & malt. Decent malty backbone, piercing aggressive pine hops, and finished dry and hot. Definitely a hop bomb, and worth picking up if you like your DIPAís this way.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 15, 2011
Massive rocky white head three fingers deep in my pint glass atop a bubbly orange body. Theres a little oak character in the aroma and some hops, but mostly malts and not really bitter. The body is very buttery, with a strong malty flavor and some citrus hops. The body is faintly bitter.


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