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RATINGS: 517   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Doodler (312) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2010
On tap at the Bistrofest. Nicely amber in color with an off-white tiny head and a citrusy / floral aroma. Aged in oak, but little wood on the tongue. Pine and malt flavors, with a caramel backbone. Has a great hop bitterness with a semi-sweet finish. A very tasty DIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (4996) - Olympia, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2010
Malt & Vine – Redmond, WA
Hop crisis I don’t think so. This is dark golden in color. Huge hops in the nose. The flavor was mixed with malt and lots of hops. Floral and light fruity flavors from the hops. A very tasty big IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hoptimist (99) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 23, 2010
Bright citrus hop with some resin and floral as well. Caramel malt and honey like sweetness. Spectacularly clear. Honey-orange color, almost white frothy and persistent head. Tight lacing. Medium+ caramel malty sweetness with honey type notes. Medium grapefruit and lemony citrus hop bitterness to balance. Medium+ body, moderate carbonation, sweet attack, bitterness hits in middle, lengthy finish leans toward malty characteristics. Fabulous aromas and flavors. Not at all what I was expecting considering the aging on oak spirals. A little on the sweet side for my palate, but still exceptional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2010
Tap at the Lark. Pours a slight hazed golden with a thin white head- diminishing slightly. Aroma is moderately citrusy, grass, lemon, orange, light pine, but there is also herbal and grassy almost garlic notes from the columbus which is not pleasant. Flavor is similar with garlic, grass, herbs, and then some dusty citrus notes with some light vanilla oak woodiness. Raw and a bit harsh bitterness in the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
glennmastrange (2255) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2011 Tap. Moderate malt aromas of roasted and caramel, moderate to heavy pine and grapefruit for the hops, light soap for the yeast with background notes of date, pepper and medicine. Head is average to large, frothy/creamy, white with good crisscross lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is sparkling crystal clear light amber. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and acidic, then finishes lightly to moderately sweet and acidic and lightly to moderately bitter. Palate is medium, oily, with a soft carbonation. This is a really nice juicy DIPA with a great hop profile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3453) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2010
Growler from Big Z. Pours a clear light orange with a small white head. Aroma of hop oils, rich caramel malt, a light hint of oak, and citrus. Flavor of sweet malt and hop oils. Rich, sticky palate. The alcohol was fairly apparent, at least for me. This IIPA was on the heavier side of things and very slow to drink. 7/4/7/3/14 [3.5/5]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2010
On tap for growler fills at Half Time. I’m really tempted each time I talk about this beer to call it Hop Crisis on Infinite Earths, or something like that. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Faint wood, and light restrained hops. Sweet, earthy hop flavors come through, nice smooth body. Big grapefruit and quinine on the back end, over a spicy gum tingling finish. Smooth and well balanced, though my own preferences would have had this be more over the top, but a nice intro to wood aged IPAs I think for most people.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
chronictonic (473) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2010
On tap @ McMenamins. Golden yellow pour - clear and very slight white head. Aroma is sweet and gummy hoppy but not over the top. Flavor is a complex melange of hops - assertive bitterness yo front followed by fruity piney flavors. Malt body is substantial and nicely supports he prodigious hop flavors while remaining mostly neutral and in he background.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - NOV 7, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2011 Draft pours hazy orange with a frothy beige head. Aroma of pineapple, grapefruit, lemon and herb. Taste is very nice, lots of citrus, more resin and pine, good caramel balance. Medium body, soft carbonation.......Drinking another one now, damn this shit is good, lots pf pineapple, coconut and wood, some skunky bud dankness too. At 9.7, this is incredibly dangerous.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ddemmingjr (704) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2010
On tap at Tremont Tap House.pours a clear golden.resin,pine,sticky hops,mildly fruity.long,bitter finish.very drinkable.

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