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RATINGS: 478   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
koshea (13) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 19, 2010
Poured on tap at 21A as part of strong beer month It was a transparent amber color, With a big off white head and some retention. The aroma was chocked full of big resiny, piny hops, with just a hint of honey from the malt. The first thing I taste is the hops, but what DIPA would it be if that were untrue? But here there is lots of hops in all there resiny goodness, there’s just a hint of honey sweetness from the malt. It’s the right balance complementing the hops and not struggling for control of the flavor. There is a great balance for such a strong hoppy monster. It’s nicely carbonated and goes down my gullet smoothly. Considering ABV this beer is dangerously drinkable and a great DIPA

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - FEB 17, 2010
Draught at the brewpub. Orange with a medium white head that leaves some lace. Super green, floral, dank, piney hop aroma. Tons of juicy citrus flavor. Grapefruit is in full effect with some peach thrown in for good measure. Very bright, fruity, and oily. Malt is minimal and plays a clean counter to all that hop flavor. Bitterness is there, but very smooth and not at all harsh. Medium-full body but not really heavy, and lighter than you would expect. Stupidly drinkable for this strong and hoppy of a beer, and much more balanced than Double Trouble. Just killer stuff, and very similar to Younger.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2010
From tap at the brewpub. Pours clear and golden orange with a small lacing white head. Aroma is solid peachy hops. Smooth mouthfeel with a nice grapes note. Bitter and mellow tangerine flavoured finish. Very smooth and elegant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 13, 2010
Tasted at brewery. Big pine and grapefruit aroma. Sticky slightly bright palate. Very big hop resin, pine, and caramel taste with a bitter citrus finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
iowaherkeye (2686) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - FEB 7, 2010
On tap at 21st Amendment, and now listed as 10.8%. Clear amber golden with a small off-white head, fading to a thick ring and tattered film before long. Typical good DIPA aroma White bigcitrus grapefruit rinds, pine hops behind. Also a little herbal with light caramel. Flavor is a little more astringent, loads of bitterness, and less aroma hops noted. Just kind of a tongue ass-kicker. I also get a tinge of lemon. Bitterness peaked at an 8, dry finish with moderate alcohol burn. Light prickly carbonation with a medium body. The lack of aroma hops in the flavor and ridiculous bitterness with little malt kept this from rocking.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jentucker (6) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - FEB 6, 2010 does not count
Really bitter. Imperial tasting. Does not have hoppy aroma, smells like alcohol. The taste is high alcolhol too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - MAR 7, 2009
Tap at Toronado. Pours with a nice copper color. Great aromas of pine and resins and floral notes. Flavors are very hoppy, mostly flowery with some nice honey like sweetness. Fairly bitter finish, but very smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsniclas (5368) - Billdal, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2009
Draught at the brewpub Deep amber. Medium, tan head. Very sweet and hoppy aroma; some cooki-aroma. Sweet, malty, hoppy and bitter. A bit too much alcohol-notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
ryanknock (150) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 18, 2009
Aroma of Grapefruit, vanilla, light toast and toffee. Light bodied, slightly thick, deep orange color. Orange, light toast, light toffee, biscuit and vanilla. Light bitter finish, somewhat acidic, not too lingering. A nice IIPA with notes of Oak, at 11.2 ABV alcohol well concealed.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickd717 (3403) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 15, 2009
On tap at 21st Amendment in SF. What hop crisis? They sure were able to find a lot of those little lupulin bombs for this beer. Deep golden amber with a nice creamy head. Aroma is fresh piney hops and malt. Flavor is sweet caramel malt and lots of piney, citrusy west coast hops. Syrupy on the palate. Really nice DIPA overall.

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