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RATINGS: 491   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.


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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
steve_boro (26) - - OCT 31, 2012
You can definitely tell you’ll be drinking an imperial as soon as you open the can. I second the reviewer below that it is syrupy and the hop flavor is kind of muddled with the malt background. Still a solid beer worth a try, though.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (1981) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Expectation: it’s a DIPA from California with decent ratings; this ought to be good
Motivation: this is new to me and I could use a break from my killer sunburn on my back
Hardware: 12oz can (enjoy be 10/11/14) into Le Duvel
Nose: boat painting factory on the coast whilst surrounded by tropical fruit
sip: fairly mild experience considering the style and ABV. Slight malty backbone with stronger citrus peel and tropical fruit.
Taste: balanced but not pronounced. 94 IBUs, really?
Misc: smooth-ish with a slight booze kick
Conclusion: Hop crisis! your were expecting a hoppy beer but for reasons X, Y and Z, it’s not as hoppy as you expected because of the hop crisis.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Advocate_Ames (421) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Pours clear and grain yellow in color. The head retention dissipates and the off white foam laces my glass. The aroma is of mild oak and semi sweet grains. The hops have citrus, pine, and soapy like aromas. In tasting I noticed medium levels of sweetness and a mild bitterness that was masked by grains and booze. The finish starts with a fading sweetness, creeping booze with a soft dryness, malted grains, and leaves me with a pleasant bitterness that lingers. The bitterness lingers but it was not too overbearing. Overall the beverage is rather thin in body but very drinkable and flavorful. I’d have this drink again, its quite good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RussianDragon (322) - - JUL 20, 2014
12 oz can purchased at Vintage Cellar, Blacksburg VA. Pours a clear bright yellow with lasting white spongy foam head that leaves moderate lacing. Aroma is bright bitterness, with dank hops, pineapple, mango, oak and vanilla with caramel malts. Flavor is bitter hops, honey and oak sweetness, vanilla notes, and light tropical fruit. Medium bodied, active carbonation, pleasant bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Homer321 (1744) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Can at 21A on SF. Best before 10/11/14. Nose is chock full of orange and citrus and pine. A touch of wood in the nose. Wood really comes through in the flavor as a smooth creamy vanilla with a touch of tannins. Really well complimented with citrus hops. Just a touch of alcohol warming

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strife21 (116) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Pours hazy golden yellow with thick white head. Smell is pine, resin, hops and citrus (orange and lemon). Taste is bitter with a ton of hops. Notes of pine, resin and citrus flow smoothly across the tongue. Finish is dry and bitter. Medium body, medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (1529) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Draft at Moriartys. Hazy dark gold pour that started with a large soapy head. Lots of woody, herbal, resin hop notes. Amber fruit. Sweet honey caramel malts. Banana peels in whiskey. Turpentine. Bartlet pears. Golden Delicious apples. Drying oak tannins. Strong sweet and bitter elements.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
gnomungus (41) - - JUL 9, 2014
Smells good, tastes like goddamn light brown sugar. Very little complexity. Boring and sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1219) - Oregon, USA - JUL 6, 2014
On draught at Bailey’s Taproom. Clear full golden color. Aroma is light tropical citrus, herbal tea, and caramel malt. Taste is guava, grapefruit, nectarine, oak, herbal tea, and caramel. Very smooth and non-bitter for such a big hop-forward beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gendv138 (1026) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
4 oz draft part of a flight at 21st Amendment’s brewpub. Clear light golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of caramel, citrus, tropical fruit, floral notes. Tastes of sweet malt, tropical fruit, citrus, caramel, floral hops. Medium body with a dry finish. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndrewMichaelZ (46) - - JUL 5, 2014
Fruity nose explodes out the can backed up by woody notes. Pours deep (almost opaque) gold with a light bubbly head. Resiny, sticky mouthfeel with sharp bubbles. Balanced hoppiness with smooth bitterness and just the right lingering notes. Overall a very nice IPA from 21st. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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