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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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebeertourist (4755) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Hazy amber, small head. Passion fruity hoppy nose. Delicious hop flavours, passion fruit galore. Seriously good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (2567) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2011
Draft. Pours orange/amber with a frothy white head that left good lacing. Aroma of pine, fruit, fresh citrus, floral and light caramel. Flavor was smooth and well blended with caramel malts, citrus, pine, earth, grapefruit and alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2011
Tap at RNH. Deep amber pour with a tight lacy head. The nose is quite sweet and malty while topped by fresh spicy/fruity US hops. Bright and zesty with a lot of fresh cascade and lightly sweet chewy crystal malt. No iced tea character but it’s definitely assertively hopped. Quite fresh and piny actually. There is a lot of lingering bitterness on the back actually. A little bit fruity.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Capa (1963) - Manama, BAHRAIN - MAR 22, 2011
Golden with a high white head. Powerful tropical fruits, citrus, and some sweet, chewy malts. Lingering heavy bitterness. Medium bodied. Burns a little on the finish. Real nice DIPA. (draught at the brewpub)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
strongpieman (1458) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Draft. Powerful floral hop aroma. Golden to amber color, clear, white head. Nice bitter taste, solid strong IPA. Recommend.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
obxdude10 (2022) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2011
This was an amazing beer! I tried this one on draft at Ortino’s, and it delivered some awesomely delicious flavor and aroma. The beer poured a dark golden color with a thick and lacing off-white head. I got aromas of dry and spicy hops, earth, bread and lots of pine. The body was super-smooth. I could have sat there all night drinking just this one beer. The alcohol content was pretty well hidden, too. The flavors were amazingly delectible, with notes of pine, sweet but dry and spicy hops, earth, bread and a ton of citrus. The finish was a bit sweet, but also dry, spicy, hoppy and woody. This beer certainly has a dangerous side to it, but it’s amazingly good!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Elwood (3009) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 8, 2011
Serving: Draft at Fireworks. Lots of tropical and citrus notes in the nose. The flavor is well balanced with a ton of hops (the earlier mentioned citrus and tropical fruit) and a good bit of sweetness. Lighter in body than I was expecting which makes it go down a little too easily at 9.7% (the ABV listed at the bar). I actually wouldn’t mind a hair less sweetness, but overall I found this brew to be outstanding.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (2715) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2011
Clear golden orange color with a white soapy head. Floral aroma with lots of citrus. Subtle hop bitterness with lots of floral, pine and citrus flavor. Really good beer!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7813) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 23, 2011
On tap. Pours with a hazed golden body and a large white head that leaves great lace. Aromas are extremely floral and fruity with vanilla, oak, and a green quality to it. Taste is earthy, vanilla, tannins, fruity, strawberry, mango and papaya. Noticeable alcohol. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5575) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Clear golden color/ white head. Floral, tropical fruit, pale malt aromas. medium bodied. Nice floral, tooty fruity hop flavors with a solid pale malt sweetness--good.


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