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RATINGS: 507   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2010
Draft at Capone’s: Aroma of hops, citrus, and crystal malt. Poured amber/gold in color with a large, foamy, dense, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Hazy. Very slightly sparkling. Very good lacing. Flavor is medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of crystal malt, hops, honey, slight citrus, slight pine, and slight wood. Medium body. Oily, then lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Medium sweet, light to medium bitter, hop, crystal malt, and slight wood finish is lightly dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adrian910ss (2348) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2010
On draft at Capones. Pours a light and clear orange vistalite with a medium sized off white head. Aroma of bitter hops and fresh citrus. Taste of bitter hops, fresh citrus, crispy pine notes and a touch of oak wood.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2514) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2010
On tap at the brickstore hop harvest festival. A big hop profile and more on the grassy herbal hay side of the hop equation. A balancing caramel malt backbone. Earthy floral hops are the main attraction here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6420) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 30, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours cloudy amber with a rich off-white head and a floral pine aroma. There is a hearty caramel malt flavor with some mellow, but significant hop bitterness with a dry smoky finish. This is a very tasty brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (8852) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2010
On tap at Capones. Poured a deep golden color with a small sized white head. Aromas of citrus, floral, pine, and caramel. Tastes of citrus (oranges and grapefruit), some lighter woodiness, vanilla, caramel, and floral.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
billk (353) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - OCT 21, 2010
Tap @ Enoteca. Hazy yellow gold w huge white head that lasted. Not the hop bomb I expected but a refined, well balanced imp w the aroma and taste of tree fruit and lightly roasted malt, moderate sweetness, nicely balanced with the hop flavors and bitterness. Alcohol was very well hidden. Didn’t notice any pronounced oak in the smooth meld of flavors. Nice rich, creamy sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2010
Fruity nose with pale malt sweetness, some oaky dryness and vanilla, apricots, oranges, and some citrus and floral notes. Pours pale golden with some chill haze and a thin creamy head. Floral hops up front, grapefruit and softer light fruit notes mixed with dry oak throughout and a pale malt sweetness that creates a nice fruity and dry IIPA. A touch of alcohol warmth as it warms. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4470) - Milton, Delaware, USA - OCT 17, 2010
Tap at maxs. Pours a hazy orange with a smaller bubbly white head that laced. Aroma of caramel malt, pine, grapefruit and floral notes. Flavor of grapefruit, pine, caramel, floral hop notes and nice and dry over all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (2192) - Belgrade, SERBIA - OCT 10, 2010
Draft at Uber in Seattle. Heavy syrup hopbomb. Lots of sweet resin. Grass, flowers. Bitter hot finish over golden ale body. feel is a little off, a little oily, and an odd sourness. Pretty interesting though, nice hop mixture

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gsmitty80 (1794) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 7, 2010
On tap at Bourbon. I can say that this was very flavordful and hoppy. I can’t say that i tasted the oak very much at all and the alcohol was not apparent. I thoroughly enjoyed this beer and might have to go back for another.

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