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RATINGS: 572   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trancecyclist (50) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2011
From a 12 oz. can. Surprisingly pale for a DIPA with nearly 10% alcohol, and pleasantly un-malty and un-hot to my palate. Very little aroma for a beer this hoppy, and a slight oak flavor. Some reviewers have called this harsh, but I find it pleasantly bitter and donít miss the usual maltiness at this level of alcohol at all. One of the best imperial/double IPAs Iíve had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (11565) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 7, 2011
12 ounce can from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA, opened 7/1/11. Pours a clear golden color with a large frothy white head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of floral and citrus hops with some resiny notes. The taste is very bitter hops. Resiny, citrus and grape notes. Peppery wood as well. Medium bodied. Interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4372) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2011
The aroma is hoppy and harsh with pine, citrus, and grassy hops as well as alcohol and sweet malt. The appearance is gold amber with a nice head. The taste is like the aroma with hops dominating malts. The palate is smooth. Overall a good beer but a little too harsh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (7402) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2011
Can split with Andrew. Pours a clear orange gold body. Aroma is light citrus and pine. Mouthfeel is okay with citrus, pine. No way I would have pinned this down as nearly 10%.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - AUG 5, 2011
Sampled at the brewhouse (in a can). This is really a fantastic double IPA. The alcohol percentage is really high and you can kind of taste it. The flavor though is fantastic. Hops are sweet and crisp. Great brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2011
12oz can. Feels odd pouring a can into a tulip glass. Nice big foamy white head. Perfectly clear orange color. Some lacing. Really great taste. Sweet for sure, then bitter. Hoppy, mild warmth through the aftertaste, but not itís appropriate for the ABV. Complex aroma. I think Iím detecting the oak, and liking it, but who knows. Very soft, smooth, pretty drinkable for what it is. Diverse aftertaste, with good sweet notes (maybe the oak?). Satisfying and unusual. A good beer. Next time friends/family invite me to go boating, Iím picking up a pack of this stuff (cans only on the lake, typically)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 1, 2011
From a can poured an amber color with a good amount of head. Strong hoppy flavor with a lasting finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 31, 2011
4 pack of cans from Perfect Pour. Pours a beautiful cloudy orange with a beautiful fluffy head. Aroma holds big notes of pineapple, mango, grass, evergreen, and orange peel. Flavor is marked by wonderful nectar fruit presence along with tangerine and some clover honey. Not too bitter, incredibly drinkable for the ABV. Very very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chibuck (3509) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2011
can thanks to Crusian...bright dark gold with a wonderful light tan head, great retention and lacing... as soon as pop the tab pineapple yummyness is bursting out, a touch of sugar cookie not really any hops, but this smells great... the taste loses a lot of the quality of the nose and comes across a mix mash of sweet malt notes, again not a ton of hops except on the finish which is a bit bitter and alcoholic, sweet and easy to drink, canít believe this is 9.7% an in a can... a super sweet dipa thatís easy to drink and get you messed up, Iíd gladly have again

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (4563) - 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.

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