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RATINGS: 542   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 94   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GandGKevin (932) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2011
Aromas of hops and oak. Flavors of hops, vanilla and wood. Finishes smooth with the flavors lingering on the palate. Overall very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zeswaft (1464) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2011
Surprisingly complex. The oak is obvious but well blended with the other flavors, though it dominates the aroma. The hops are supporting characters rather rhan dominating everyone. Love the can and graphics.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ruskiimperial (308) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2011
Poured a clear and rich golden, with a finger’s worth of head. The aroma is a hop cornucopia. There is citrus, floral, pine resin and even a bit of spruce. Taste has the resin quite strong up front with the floral and pine hops coming in shortly thereafter. Finish has a fair amount of floral and resin, but fairly clean otherwise. This beer, as bitter and strong as it is, is also quite drinkable. The high abv is just barely noticeable on the aftertaste. Highly recommended hop head delight.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (9436) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2011
Sample at Ale Wine & Spirits in Powell on 06/17/2011. The beer is a golden-orange color with a medium foamy off-white head that recedes slowly. Sticky rings of lacing. Aroma of piney hops, citrus and malt. Medium body with flavors of hops, grapefruit and biscuity malt. The finish is hoppy with a lingering citrus aftertaste. Pretty good all around.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dlovell2 (1216) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Poured from can. Gold color with white head. Sweet caramel aroma with citrus aroma. Caramel malt flavor with citrus piney flavors. Some bitterness in finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2011
12oz canned June 6th. Very fresh. Served at around 45F.

Pours clear golden amber with a two finger off white head that leaves some rings of lacing and holds a small cap.

Aroma is peach, apricot, pineapple, citrus such as tangerine and grapefruit, as well as some caramel, bread, oak and vanilla. Very good strength.

Flavor is citrus, grapefruit, orange, lemon, some peach and a bit of tropical fruit, oak, vanilla, bready malt, and some noticeable alcohol. Minimal sweetness with strong finishing bitterness. Nice.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with good carbonation.

Damned good oak-aged DIPA. Very aromatic with the hops really shining through but the oak aging adds some subtle complexity.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mixmasterob (970) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Clear golden pour with a small white head. Aroma was sweet bready malts out front, candy, some citrus and piney hops. Flavors were also citrusy, big bitter presence from top to bottom. A light vanilla oakyness came through in the finish, along with the bittersweet. Carbonation was light to medium, mouthfeel was big and chewy. Left a pleasant, bitter, fruitiness on the palate long after each sip. Good stuff. No booze to be found..

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (5485) - 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 (642) - 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 (2636) - 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.


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