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RATINGS: 580   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBunn (2738) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2011
Can. Pours a thickish looking orange/copper with a bit of head and aromas of sticky honey, orange blossom and sweetness. Flavor is similarly sticky and sweet with a nice hops balance, but the hops donít quite pull enough against the underattenuated (?) malt. It sits all sticky on the tongue and finishes sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (4036) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2011
12 oz. can from Secret Santa. Thanks man! DIPA, 21st Amendment Brewery, in a can, this has all the makings of favorite. Aroma of citrus, pine, some resin. Mild sweet honey malts. Some notes of grapefruit and tangerine. A few notes of vanilla are the only hints of oak aging I cant detect. The flavor is quite impressive. It starts with a strong bitter rush on the tongue. There is some mild citrus, pine and resin. Some notes of spruce and some mild sweet malts. Medium bodied. Finishes hoppy and dry. Iím shocked that this is 10.8%. Great Beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (3091) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2011
Thanks Dmac for a can of this one. Pours out a well carbonated moderate golden color with a big white head. Aroma is of pine, citrus and some light malts. Taste is of citrus hops, light pine, light malty notes and a touch of alcohol. Alcohol is rather well hidden, as this is pretty dangerously smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arone12 (925) - Maryland, USA - JUL 10, 2011
Pours a golden color. Not orange like a usual imperial ipa. Pretty hoppy aroma and taste. Nice fruity notes in the taste.some pears and orange. Mmmm

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr (5712) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2011
Can: Awesome aroma of pineapple, grapefruit, and thistle. Clear amber, thick yellow head, little retention, lacing is good. Full body. Thistle and honey flavor. Not very dynamic, but wow, what a delicious beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2011
Another canned beauty from Phillyís Beer Heaven. Pours a bright and slightly hazy sunflower with a medium tall rocky off-white head. Pungent grapefruit aroma with tons of floral notes wafting about. Big citrus flavor backed up with toffee and a hint of vanilla. Surprisingly thin body and a very crisp, dry finish. Alcohol is amazingly well hidden. This could be a dangerous brew because itís so drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (7610) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2011
12-oz can. Man, I thought I was dehydrated from the gym when this thing started slapping me around after a few sips. No, itís just 10.8%. Phew. Pours a cloudy burnished medium gold with sudsy white head and lot of drippy lace. Enrich the head a tiny bit and this is as pretty a beer as you could ask for...but this beer is too good to tweak just for cosmetics. Big piney sweet nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Toast, caramel, pine, and grapefruit on the mid palate. Big bitey grapefruit finish. Great beer. Walked by this one in the coolers far too many times now. Glad to be catching up on my overdue coursework here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lamas (1573) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 9, 2011
Can. Mine says 9.7% ABV. A crystal-clear gold pour with a thick light-tan head. A crisp, resiny aroma of pine needles, grapefruits, lemons, oranges, citrus rinds, and some caramel off in the background. Medium-bodied. The taste starts with a surprising amount (based on the aroma) of caramel maltiness. A touch of vanilla and a hint of oak in the mix too. Kinda biscuity in the middle. Lots of juicy oranges and grapefruits finish things off. Dry at the end with some citrus rinds. Moderate alcohol warmth throughout.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2011
Huge thanks to phillybeer7779 for this! Nose is loaded with wonderful citrus centennials, floral fresh hops, tropical fruits, some mild grassy notes and loads of fruity simcoes blended in nicely. Also some sweet bready malts in the nose. Flavor is very hop forward but has a substantial amount of malt sweetness to support the hop load. There is some slightly sharp bitterness and hop astringency in the finish but very good. Medium body. not cloying. Alcohol is well hidden and warms slightly in the finish. Good IIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 8, 2011
can thanks to Tytoanderso, pours gold with a thin white head. Aroma is big citrus and tropical fruit notes of pineapple, mango and grapefruit. Flavor is toasted malts that only linger for a bit before being cut by a huge hop profile that again mimics the aroma with tropical fruits and citrus rind. Ends with a lingering orange note. Alcohol is very well masked, this is dangerous stuff.

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