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RATINGS: 572   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHopster (1041) - 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


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rondphoto (3964) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 18, 2016
can @ House of 1000 Beers / New Kensington PA --- $5.25 for this can - I expect Nirvana. Aroma of herbal and citruas hops + light malt. Clear medium / light amber color, frothy white head that stays at three-fingers, globs and bands of lace. Taste is a perfect half and half between caramel malt and an assortment of hops, primarily citrus. Medium carbonation completes the deal. It seems like a strong malty brew, but then it switches to a hoppy brew - each swallow seems to contradict the other,...and yes,... the alcohol is mysteriously hidden, so care must be given. Complex, balanced, not heavy at all, a superb brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
fuzzcro (224) - Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2016
Impressive brew. No distinctive aroma that i could catch. Deep amber orange...almost what I would call a pumpkin color. Tall white head laces nicely. Smooth flavor with enough sweetness to conceal any bitter with just a hint of dryness at the end.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kassner (1536) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2016
This beerison tap emporio. Clear golden color. No head but some lacing. Medicinal and alcoholic but not tto sweet despite abv. Lingering licorice notes.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aggiebob (711) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - AUG 9, 2016
Can. Pale gold in color poured with a nice white head and minimal lacing. The aroma is floral, grapefruit, pine and some light caramel. It is moderately bitter.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike67 (1092) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2016
On tap. Pours amber with fluffy white head. Aroma is of citrusy hops, tropical fruit and caramel malt. Body is full and slightly crisp. Enormous amount of citrusy hops is balanced on the palate with caramel malt and tropical fruit. Finish is long, dry, and very hoppy. Excellent brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
growler6 (123) - 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 (236) - 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 (2069) - 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 (100) - 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, there’s 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 it’s not the worse for it at all [02122016]


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