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RATINGS: 567   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   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. 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.


TheHopster's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHopster (1035) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2012
A bonus can from Keg_Juggler. Impressive Imperial IPA with fluffy foam head and very smooth palate. The flavor is all hop without a biting IBU. The ABV is extremely well hidden. ---very well done Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
growler6 (119) - Pocasset, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 23, 2016
Floral, citrus, caramel, oak and vanilla aromas on the nose. More of the same as it goes down, giving way to the warming alcohol, pine, tobacco and bitterness. Enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrohia (232) - Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2016
Milano's, Dayton, draft. Kicked. My. Ass. Very strong. Mediciney. High alcohol taste. Good, I guess, but whipped me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (2068) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 16, 2015
Awesome beer, very long length, with malty and hoppy notes. Lots of flavours working in balance.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HomerBeerOdysy (99) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2015
APPEARANCE - AROMA/SCENT - Hops, pine. TASTE - Hops, malts, sweet, nutty. MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Carbonation, dry, smooth, clean, light, crisp, refreshing. VALUE - $4 for a 12-oz can, affordable. OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - Tasty and quaffable.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 2, 2015
[355ml can, Tasty Beverage Company, Asheville] Pours a totally opaque golden orange colour, with a decent half-inch head that fades to a thin lacing with a central island of bubbles. On the nose, peachy stone fruit from the hops. Tastewise, thereís a big lick of pineapple at first, before alcohol warmth and a chewy sweetness - this is probably a fairly old can and therefore verging into barley wine territory, the hops have faded somewhat. But itís not the worse for it at all [02122016]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (7134) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2015
[Can (12oz)] Pours a clear gold with an average size long-lasting frothy white head. Minimal lacing. Sweet and hoppy aroma along with wood, honey, some alcohol, a good amount of fruit and a light vegetal note. Flavour is also sweet and hoppy along with fruit, alcohol and bready malt. Medium bodied. Not as good as expected but pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ljthiessen (1071) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 23, 2015
Can. Pale clear yellow pour with a thin head. Aroma is hugely fruity, citrus and tropical fruit. Flavour is very juicy and fresh. Delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BozzBoyer (39) - New York, USA - OCT 8, 2015
Appearance: Clear Gold, Amber Glow. Aroma: Hopped Up, Orange, Tangerine, Extremely Light Butterscotch Note. Taste: Pear, Ripe Peach, Nectar, Esters Up the Wazoo. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BierMeHoos (546) - Maryland, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Where: Old Line Fine Wine Spirits & Bistro. How: 12 ounce can. Appearance: Creamy off-white head, amber colored body. Aroma: Grapefruit and orange zest, pine, bready, caramel, vanilla, and oak. Taste: Mellow bitter, caramel, bread crust, grapefruit & orange zest, vanilla. Palate: Fuller body, moderate carbonation, alcohol. Overall: Very good, complex, balanced.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andyhwcinc (1812) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2015
Purchased at Bottles and Cans in Chicago, IL; enjoyed at home after a somewhat rough work Friday, happy thatís done for the week! This is a pretty damn good one here. Appearance is a lightly cloudy gold with a prominent and billowy white head. Aroma of oak, caramel malt, smells hoppy. Taste is nice, definitely potent, very much barley-wine esque. Not as malty as a barley wine though. Done well, good stuff.


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