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RATINGS: 522   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BudStew (6) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2013 does not count
First of all, this is a very dangerous ale. It drinks so smooth you might forget youíre drinking an Imperial IPA with a 9.7% APV. Pours from the can, yes I said can, a pale amber with a thick frothy long lasting white head. Very nice lacing. Aroma is tart hops, but taste is sweet. If youíre not a big hops fan pass on this one, but hopheads will think this is the nectar of the gods!

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
vicipa (3) - - SEP 10, 2012 does not count
This beer is totally swagardly up and down my throat. I believe this is the best canned beer I have ever swashed through my gizzard. Props brony.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
56lespaul (31) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2013
Beautiful golden orange pour into a snifter from a can. Nice 2 inch head leaves a lot of lacing. Nose is perfect and nice on the palate. One of the ebst XXIPA I have ever had. Will buy again.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
harry13 (11) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Pours a beautiful golden color with a great white foamy head. The smell of floral and citrus hops are strong but not overpowering. It tastes very bitter from the hops with a medium body. This beer is an explosion of flavor and excites the tongue long after itís swallowed.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
kycyclist (1) - - DEC 16, 2013 does not count
Very tasty IPA that should be on everyone's wish list. Hoppy brew that makes dessert unnecessary.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
obxdude10 (2046) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2011
This was an amazing beer! I tried this one on draft at Ortinoís, and it delivered some awesomely delicious flavor and aroma. The beer poured a dark golden color with a thick and lacing off-white head. I got aromas of dry and spicy hops, earth, bread and lots of pine. The body was super-smooth. I could have sat there all night drinking just this one beer. The alcohol content was pretty well hidden, too. The flavors were amazingly delectible, with notes of pine, sweet but dry and spicy hops, earth, bread and a ton of citrus. The finish was a bit sweet, but also dry, spicy, hoppy and woody. This beer certainly has a dangerous side to it, but itís amazingly good!

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mard (5) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2012 does not count
Like most 21st amendment brews... minus the watermelon wheat (which still has its place), I was pleasantly surprised again. A minor floral note gets you excited for the citrus bomb that is ready to explode. Perhaps it was the nicely seared pork I paired it with but I doubt it. SOLID! Iím almost getting addicted to cans... adds a nice minerality, even if its not your thing.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Pours a lightly hazy straw orange color with a one finger white head that fades fairly quickly, good lacing. Smell is very resinous with a little pine and citrus, don't really get any oak. Taste is a little sweet with pine and a little bit of orange. A touch of oak, but not overpowering. Medium mouthfeel and carbonation. Overall a very interesting DIPA, definitely worth trying. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Davhgbrew (943) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Big aroma of the c hops. Flavor initially is very hop forward, piney and citrusy. Body is medium. Color is a clear gold, with a thin Whispy white head that dissipated quickly. Bitterness is assertive, but not overbearing. It has an almost honey like sweetness that counters the high ibus very nicely. The 9% is hardly noticeable, very sneaky. The finish is wet and sharply bitter, with a piney and herbal hop flavor. Overall very easy to drink flavorful and sneaky double ipa. I would be happy to reach for this again. Draft at wob cap hill.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dlovell2 (823) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Poured from can. Gold color with white head. Sweet caramel aroma with citrus aroma. Caramel malt flavor with citrus piney flavors. Some bitterness in finish.


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