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RATINGS: 560   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 94   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jw0406 (943) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 4, 2011
12 oz can pours a golden amber color. Aromas of candied grapefruit, floral, and more citrus. Medium bodied, with a sticky mouthfeel, a great canned beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (7230) - Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2011
12 oz. can. Pours a vibrant darker golden color with a medium sized off white head. The nose is bursting with tropical fruits and pine. Just a touch of cattiness comes through as well. The malts are on the sweet side, but take a back seat to the hops. Hints of oak and perhaps a touch of honey. The flavor has more bittering hops and pine than the nose would indicate. The fruity qualities of the nose are not as prevalent. The malts are not as sweet as I would have thought, but show touches of caramel and toasted bread. The bitterness lingers for a while. I am a big fan of bigger beers in a can and this one has me interested.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - JUL 4, 2011
Poured a clear golden color with a thin white head that faded away rather quickly. Caramel malts and pine hops on the aroma. A good balance between hops and caramel malts. Not overly hops but assertive enoigh. A nice smooth finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5635) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2011
Can. Amber pour with a tall, fluffy white head. Strong pine, citrus fruit, tropical fruit, caramel and spicy hops in the aroma. Taste is big tropical fruit, pine, sweet malt, caramel, citrus oils, and fruit candy (Starburst, perhaps). Body is medium-full and very resinous. Lingering bitterness is there but not extreme. Finishes with more big tropical fruit notes, pine, citrus oils, caramel and more candyish notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NachlamSie (3025) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2011
Canned double IPA?? Hell. Yes. This is win. Picked up a champion four pack from Five Points Bottle Shop. Iím apprehensive about oak aged IPAís. The question is, how much hop quality can remain intact? Hop Crisis!ís answer is, "plenty". PNW hops are in the nose and in the flavor in full effect. Ample pine, grapefruit and a bit of herbs. The oak is there, but just kind of melds with the malts. It provides a vanilla-type smoothness while the hops still add plenty of bitterness.Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2011
Pours a pale golden orange color with golden yellow hues and a two finger white head. Good retention slowly fading into a lasting ring. Glass left coated with soapy lacing. Floral hop aroma with subtle earthy pine and lots of sweet tropical/citrus notes. Hints of mango, grapefruit, pineapple and orange peel. Subtle alcohol sweetness. Really nice citrus presence. Medium bodied with a blast of bitter earthy hops that provide a nice dryness thatís countered by a ton of sweet citrus/tropical fruit notes. Lots of mango, grapefruit, pineapple and orange peel. Slight sweet booziness toward the end of the palate but the abv is well masked for 9.7%. Slightly dry finish with pine bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Goodgrief (1895) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUL 3, 2011
Can. Sweet and sticky. Lots of hop flavors, but I think it might have been an oak or vanilla like flavor that imparted a "gunky" character. Not clean or refreshing. A real mess.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerDisciples (13) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JUL 3, 2011
Decent Nose, Floral and Citrus Hops, Taste is refreshing and fairly well balanced. Malt body seemed small, I love this brewer but was hoping for something bigger for an Imperial. This was too drinkable for an Imperial but a good summer beer. B+ ratings and 92/100 for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 2, 2011
20110702 12oz can from Honeygo. Aroma is loaded with grapefruit, garlicky Simcoe, apricot, and buttered white bread, puffed wheat. Pretty good IIPA despite the oak addition that adds a layer of vanilla and butter that I donít particularly care for. Alcohol is a bit much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
keepersj12 (2956) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2011
Thank god they got all the hops free. This is for those hop heads out there. Pours a clear amber with a small head out of the can. The aroma is pine, citrus, with a malty backbone. The flavor also has a good deal of malt which is quickly taken over by the hops. Nice and bitter, very dry.

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