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RATINGS: 508   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.


MadDogMD's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MadDogMD (213) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Fresh can straight from San Fran- thanks Drew! Medium yellow color w/ a good whitish head & lacing. Big aromas of fruity hops, sweet malts & hints of the oak spirals. Flavors of peach, grapefruit upfront, floral hops, giving way to some caramel malt & vanilla, oak notes. Great beer, but not as good as last yearís batch.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
conway (1397) - - AUG 29, 2014
Can. Light clear gold with a thick white head. Aroma is melon and oak. Taste follows and adds some spicy and citrusy hops with substantial booze. Nice vanilla note on the finish from the oak. Rich mouthfeel and long finish. A little too sweet but pretty nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yiannnos (857) - , CYPRUS - AUG 20, 2014
Can. Golden colour. Pine, floral, grapefruit hops, with a long bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hockeybeerguy (1960) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - AUG 17, 2014
This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a semi-clear yellow color with a one and a half finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. Thereís some light foamy lacing just kinda clinging all over the place. The smell had a fine sweet grapefruit with some cherishing citrus characteristics running all over in and out but in a good way. The taste was pretty much the same with a leading sticky edge of citrus freshness to be in the aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body. ABV? What ABV, haha, I felt or tasted none of it. Overall, DIPA, well done one. Sheís dangerously sessionable. Iím pretty sure Iíd have this again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jasond612 (275) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2014
8/8/14 can from CBO. The nose is aroma is dank sticky hops. The flavor was perfect combination of hops and sweetness. This is a good IIPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Akfan (4) - USA - AUG 8, 2014 does not count
Great white head, smooth pour. Aroma is mild, lingering bitter taste at back. Enjoyed while on rainy Seward Alaska. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lizardking3 (95) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - AUG 8, 2014
I couldnít get into this one very much. Pours a surprisingly clear light gold, almost lagerish. Aroma is nice, ripe mango and resins. The taste wasnít on par for me, a little too heavy on the malt backbone and a strange medicinal overtone. Just didnít do it for me

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reberiii (323) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Golden pour from can. Pine and juice on the nose. Some biscuit on the palate along with pine.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rangerred (918) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - AUG 6, 2014
12oz can into a pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy light gold; way lighter than I was expecting. Half finger white head that sort of quickly fades away. Just a scant hint of lacing left on the sides of the glass. The lightness of the beer is quite surprising. Aroma has hints of wood letting you know this is oak aged along with some overripe fruit such as pineapple and kiwi. A touch of caramel thrown in there as well. It is definitely English IPA-smelling. Flavor of mild oak throughout combined with pineapple, orange, and just the faintest touch of pine. There is considerable maltiness that is predominantly caramel but the sweetness remains restrained. The flavor profile is more English than American with the oak just adding an additional layer of complexity making this one interesting. Alcohol is extremely well-hidden and it isnít too sweet. Overall, a good beer but not Earth-shattering by any means. I like the character imparted by the oak but really it is just a bit boring overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (1764) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 6, 2014
Draught at 21st Amendment. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with grapefruit, resin, floral hops, pine and peach. Bitter finish with grapefruit, resin and peach. Very nice imperial IPA.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElCapitan22 (65) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Pours a nice solid gold color with possibly the nicest lacing I have ever seen. Smells of strong amounts of bittering hops and tastes the same while not being overwhelming hoppy. That being said, it has a strong hop profile and is beautiful.


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