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RATINGS: 527   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (12485) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 17, 2011
A: The pour is an orange-amber color with a dense, soapy white head with great lacing. S: Perhaps not surprisingly, this is pretty sweet on the nose. Lots of sweet fruity hops giving a grapefruit and citrus aroma to the beer. There is a lot of caramel and sugary sweetness, though, which isnít really what I like in an IPA. T: Very sweet, way too much for me. Brown sugar, caramel, and toffee provide a sugary base to the beer. There is hop character to it, but itís sweet as well. Tropical fruits, sweet oranges, grapefruit, and perhaps a negligible amount of pine. M: The body is medium to full with a moderate level of carbonation. D: This is definitely leaning toward the barleywine side of things. Not sure why this one gets talked up so much...I was not a fan.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
djd07 (5339) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ttroha (412) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Matt_Foran (90) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
high_on_hops (758) - Burlingame, California, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Pours a hazy gold with a white head. The aroma is spicy hops and lots of pine and resin. The flavor is lots of resin and grapefruit with a bitter finish over a surprisingly light body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (437) - New York, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Canned. Pours a yellow golden hazy color with a prominent white head. Aroma is super floral and aromatic. Tons of citrus, grapefruit, a little bit of dankness, distinct biscuit cracker-like maltiness. Really nice aroma. Flavor is super hoppy, lots of citrus, grapefruit, pineapple, a little boozy, maybe a touch of that oak? Little bit of malt backbone. Really good this. Nice carbonation as well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thewade (340) - USA - OCT 9, 2014
Wonderful IPA. Alcahol hidden well. Very balanced and crisp hoppines. Aroma is beautiful. Floral.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lectvay (175) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Luminescent bright golden, enticing aroma of pine, wood, lemon. Bitter, smooth, bright hoppy flavors. This is good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2595) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2014
9/25/2014. 12 oz. can. Amber color with a thick white head. Big, piney aromas with tropical fruit, caramel and spices. Bitter hops all the way, dried spices, resins. Long bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6707) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
4 week old can practically dripping with tropical fruits and pine. Light in color, not in character. Really enjoyed this dank offering - probably the best Iíve had from 21st ammendment. Only monks blood is even close."

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Radek Kliber (6600) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 24, 2014
Where and how: can 355 ml , GG
Aroma wonderfully rounded, juicy hop feel. Mild sweetness, gentle alcohol dryness. Good malt backing. Late feel of vanilla..
Appearance :
Top: medium, fizzy, off-white top. Sparse lace.
Base: golden.
Palate : medium plus bodied.
Taste: pineapple, sweet sugars on lips. Mid semi-dry. Plenty of citrus paired with drying alcohol.
Other notes very nice, easy going considering size.

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