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RATINGS: 534   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.


PRUCK's rating

1.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
PRUCK (19) - CHICAGO, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2013
The best part of this beer is the aroma. When you open the can and take a whiff, it promises something great. Then you drink it and it sucks. In an over-saturated genre of beer, this is one of the offenders. I am confident that the íagingí of this beer ruins a lot of what makes hoppy beers good. Do you like beers like Hopslam or Green Flash West Coast IPA? Beers that have BRIGHT hop flavors? If so you will most likely think this is total ass. I WANTED to like the packaging. Iím into this whole ífancy beer in cansí thing. But then I started reading the little words printed all over the can. They are stupid. A total waste of time. Donít even bother. Itís NOT funny, or cute, or anything other than asinine. Also, I resent the caricatured faces drawn on the can. Are those the guys who make the beer or something? Why is it important to them that their faces are on the beer? Fucking egoists. I want my money back. Bummertown.


2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
crossovert (9092) - Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2015
355ml can. Golden pour. Pungent smell: perfume, booze, oregano, spices, herbs, citrus, peach, vanilla. caramel. Bit too boozy on the nose, almost burns the nostrils. Flavor is odd. Extremely boozy for one, not much midpalate, it is kind of like a spicy imperial golden vanilla ale, not really a dipa. Finish is boozy with a fairly heavy bitterness. Surprised at the ratings, this is odd. THis burns booze.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beertholomeus (1160) - California, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Pours a pale golden color with a white head. Hop, citrus, floral, pine and biscuit aroma. Resinous hop, mango, grapefruit, pine, oak and biscuit flavors. Medium body and carbonation with a resinous hop and citrus finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukaduke (2664) - Gray, Maine, USA - JUN 29, 2015
Pours a medium golden color with two finger of sticky white foam. Nose is grassy with underlying citrus, some boozy tropical notes and a touch of sweet honey. Palate follows the nose, a touch sweeter than expected with some notes of honeycomb cereal, tangerine, bitter fresh grass, pine. Lingers with some fusel booze but the background sweetness mellows it out nicely.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryecatcher (994) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Can. Orangey-gold pour, billowy white head with excellent retention and lacing. Tropical fruit, citrus, cakey malt nose, mouth is medium bodied and full of the same fruit in the nose. Little too sweet in my opinion. Really not that interesting either to be honest. Maybe Iím just finally burned out on IPAs.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
edwardbass (641) - Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2015
One of the clearest IIPAís I remember seeing. Clear yellow with a white head. Taste is spicy, citrus, some pine hops, malt sweetness and a decent bit of booze. The palate is heavier than the appearance led me to expect. Very good, but not the exceptional IIPA I was expecting from the ratebeer score.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
That1Guy (2052) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2015
12 oz can says best before 10-15-15. Hazy golden pour with a white head that leaves a bit of a film. Lots of nail polish on the nose. Get some citrus in there as well. Decent hop presence in the flavor. More nail polish. Itís aight.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jh773 (232) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2015 Crystalline gold, plenty of carbonation and a huge head. Smell is fresh green hops, slightly woody, lots of pine, tangerine and herbal character. Flavor is tangerine/orange, no alcohol burn, good bit of oak/chardonnay flavor too. Velvety-smooth with a sweet finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
djd07 (5894) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Can thanks to Russell. Pours a cloudy orange with small off white head. The aroma is pine and citrus. Strong pine, medium mouth, malt bomb.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ttroha (415) - Americus, Georgia, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Can. Pours hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma of spicy and citrus hops.Tastes of grapefruit and bitter hops. Light bodied with not a lot of carbonation. Really good IPA

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Matt_Foran (91) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Very nice hop forward aroma and even more so on the palate. Very little malt taste on this beer. Finishes crisp on the palate.


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