Serve in Shaker, Snifter


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RATINGS: 562   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
portableparty (2242) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 20, 2011
Can to snifter. Clear amber pour with a quick white head that fades to a thin film and collar. Aroma is sweet sugar caramel and pine spruce with a faint burning alcohol. Taste is very bitter pine spruce some alcohol and wood with a sweet caramel mixed in. Palate is medium and tingles with carbonation and finishes chaulky and somewhat hot. Pretty tasty in small doses.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2011
Can:   Vibrant golden, very clear, light carbonation, large frothy white head, fairly sticky lacing.   Nose has this sweet honeydew melon aspect.   Not your typical IIPA.   I am getting a little bit of Oak as well.   Honestly, I am also getting an aroma I can best describe as a Taco fart.   On the tongue its a bit more true to form, a little floral, very fragrant, with some minor hop and citrus aspects.   Not overly bitter.   While the site says 10.8%, this can only says 9.7%.   Hmmm....   Not sure how this is a Winter Seasonal when I found the can in June.   Smooth, but not real rich.   Has a raw tropical fruit aspect on the finish.   Certainly different.   Could stand to be a bit sweeter, and perhaps a bit more malty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nsquishee (632) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2011
Sweet, grass, hop, crackers, flowers, bread, yeast, grapefruit, and pepper. Light orange color and clear as can be.Pretty good, pretty, pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluejacket74 (1613) - 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 (1561) - 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 (3058) - 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.

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