RATINGS: 585   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 94   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
The name is a tribute to the hop shortage a few years ago. An imperial IPA aged on oak spirals using Columbus, Centennial and cascades as the bittering hops and dry hopping with Simcoe, Ahtanum, Amarillo, and Cascades.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (2079) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 16, 2015
Awesome beer, very long length, with malty and hoppy notes. Lots of flavours working in balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HomerBeerOdysy (103) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2015
APPEARANCE - AROMA/SCENT - Hops, pine. TASTE - Hops, malts, sweet, nutty. MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Carbonation, dry, smooth, clean, light, crisp, refreshing. VALUE - $4 for a 12-oz can, affordable. OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - Tasty and quaffable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 2, 2015
[355ml can, Tasty Beverage Company, Asheville] Pours a totally opaque golden orange colour, with a decent half-inch head that fades to a thin lacing with a central island of bubbles. On the nose, peachy stone fruit from the hops. Tastewise, theres a big lick of pineapple at first, before alcohol warmth and a chewy sweetness - this is probably a fairly old can and therefore verging into barley wine territory, the hops have faded somewhat. But its not the worse for it at all [02122016]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (7571) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2015
[Can (12oz)] Pours a clear gold with an average size long-lasting frothy white head. Minimal lacing. Sweet and hoppy aroma along with wood, honey, some alcohol, a good amount of fruit and a light vegetal note. Flavour is also sweet and hoppy along with fruit, alcohol and bready malt. Medium bodied. Not as good as expected but pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ljthiessen (1255) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 23, 2015
Can. Pale clear yellow pour with a thin head. Aroma is hugely fruity, citrus and tropical fruit. Flavour is very juicy and fresh. Delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BozzBoyer (39) - New York, USA - OCT 8, 2015
Appearance: Clear Gold, Amber Glow. Aroma: Hopped Up, Orange, Tangerine, Extremely Light Butterscotch Note. Taste: Pear, Ripe Peach, Nectar, Esters Up the Wazoo. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BierMeHoos (587) - Maryland, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Where: Old Line Fine Wine Spirits & Bistro. How: 12 ounce can. Appearance: Creamy off-white head, amber colored body. Aroma: Grapefruit and orange zest, pine, bready, caramel, vanilla, and oak. Taste: Mellow bitter, caramel, bread crust, grapefruit & orange zest, vanilla. Palate: Fuller body, moderate carbonation, alcohol. Overall: Very good, complex, balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andyhwcinc (1871) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2015
Purchased at Bottles and Cans in Chicago, IL; enjoyed at home after a somewhat rough work Friday, happy thats done for the week! This is a pretty damn good one here. Appearance is a lightly cloudy gold with a prominent and billowy white head. Aroma of oak, caramel malt, smells hoppy. Taste is nice, definitely potent, very much barley-wine esque. Not as malty as a barley wine though. Done well, good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jake65 (3510) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - SEP 23, 2015
Can, pours a clear straw color and topped with a thick finger of white head. Intense sheet lacing. Sweet scents of citrus and tropical fruit, some pine. Sweet taste, lightly bitter. Syrupy and rich. The hop balance is spot-on, this is really enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hman43 (1428) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2015
It pours golden. It has aromas of citrus, and caramel. It has flavors of ctirus, caramel, floral and dark fruits. It has a high bitter kick on the palate.

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