Serve in Shaker, Snifter


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RATINGS: 559   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluejacket74 (1584) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2011
12 ounce can. Served in a snifter, the beer pours an orange color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is mostly pine and citrusy (tropical fruit, grapefruit) hops, along with a bit of sweet malt and oak. I think the taste is the same as the aroma, I donít pick up any differences at all. Itís mostly pine and citrus hops, with some oak and sweet malt flavors noticable too. This is still a pretty hoppy brew. The can says this beer is aged on oak spirals, but I donít think the oak is very strong. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís slick and is well carbonated. I think this is a good beer, itís definitely worth trying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GMCC2181 (1557) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JUN 18, 2011
Can picked up at StateLine. Poured into a snifter. Bright orange color, small head that faded fast. Leaves a big lacing left on the glass. Nice hoppy aroma. Taste is a well balanced bitter DIPA. Not over done at all. Dry... light grass and pine taste. Clean.... just leaves a bitter after taste. The simcoe hops stand out. Smooth body, ten percent is almost unoticable. Overall: Good DIPA. Thanks to matt for the reccomendation

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DalzAle (2012) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2011
Can. Clear light orange pour, tons of carbonation and bitter orange & malt. Decent malty backbone, piercing aggressive pine hops, and finished dry and hot. Definitely a hop bomb, and worth picking up if you like your DIPAís this way.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 15, 2011
Massive rocky white head three fingers deep in my pint glass atop a bubbly orange body. Theres a little oak character in the aroma and some hops, but mostly malts and not really bitter. The body is very buttery, with a strong malty flavor and some citrus hops. The body is faintly bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebeertourist (5155) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (3008) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - 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 itís definitely assertively hopped. Quite fresh and piny actually. There is a lot of lingering bitterness on the back actually. A little bit fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Capa (2362) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - 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)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
strongpieman (1607) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
obxdude10 (2127) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2011
This was an amazing beer! I tried this one on draft at Ortinoís, 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 itís amazingly good!

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