RATINGS: 575   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 94   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.9
bleeng (1682) - Seattle still not near Beersel., Washington, USA - OCT 22, 2011
12 oz can thanks to Jimmy! Bright gold, hazy and well carbonated. Small white head. Sweet, resiny nose. Taste is a bit lemony, with well defined sweet then bitter hoppiness. Alcohol is slightly noticeable towards the end. A bit sticky. Full body. Drinks nicely but just a tad overcarbonated.

3.8
bjt512 (292) - Athens, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2011
On tap at Cine in Athens, GA. I had low expectations due to the kitschy packaging of their canned beers, but this proved both more flavorful and more drinkable than expected. Russet orange and almost still, this looks and feels less lively than a typical dipa, but gives plenty of sweet-tart blood orange flavors on the palate to make up for its liquor-ish appearance. The finish has plenty of hops, but is not overly bitter. Overall, this is a good example of the style, roughly comparable to 90 minute ipa (and so just short of the Hopslam and Pliny standard of excellence).

4.3
reverendj (185) - Brunswick, Georgia, USA - OCT 18, 2011
Now that’s what I’m talking about. Twelve ounce can courtesy of Mitch. The nose is heaven wrapped in aluminum. Pineapple upsidedown cake meets Georgia peach on the pour. Very gold colour with a creamy head that releases the wonderful aroma when swirled. Great balance of sweet malts and floral hops highlighted by it’s creaminess. The finish is bitter and lasting with a definite alcohol warmth. Thanks Mitch!

3.6
Satchboogie (5) - Lakes Region, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 18, 2011 does not count
This is definitely not your normal DIPA. The wood and vanilla integration with the hop profile is really the focus. I love how creamy the mouthfeel is. While the 1st half of this beer really can’t compete with the big boys (in terms of balanced hop profile) the 2nd half is friggin’ awesome. I almost feel like this should be a subcategory because I really do enjoy these beers an awful lot and have trouble rating them side-by-side to a standard DIPA. It is a little warm/hot some boozy notes I generally don’t like in pale ales, but overall, it’s a solid brew I’m really enjoying.

3.7
emacgee (4704) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Shared by turdferguson. Pours clean sharp gold with one finger of white head. Nose is resinous and piney with a slight herbal character and notes of alcohol and bready malt. Flavor is piney and citrusy with a super oily hop profile and tannic feel. Medium body with a lasting bite.

3.5
evergreen0199 (3460) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2011
Can from Whole Foods Market Bowery, New York, NY. A golden/orange coloured pour with a small white on top. Hoppy, citrus fruit aroma. Tastes hoppy, malty, grapefruit, bitter/sweet, really quite bitter for me. Still a quality brew which I would drink again.

3.6
chicowv (478) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2011
12 oz can: Pours a medium yellow light orange color with a nice head and decent CO2 release. Aroma was sharp and citrusy but I had a cold and could not fairly evaluate. Taste was smooth and crisp with a great citrus hop flavor. Palate is creamy and full with good carbonation. Great IIPA, would get it again for sure.

3.7
KyotoLefty (10611) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 8, 2011
Can. Aroma of oak, butter, honey, grassy hop, menthol. Sweet honey flavor with menthol, slightly prickly hops. Smooth and full, nicely founded. Interesting and soft.

4
r464 (2362) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2012 Golden amberish color with a foamy white head. Aroma is hoppy. Very nice, balanced (yet hoppy) flavor. Lightly bitter but crisp finish. Amazing for a canned beer. Somewhat floral, somewhat spicy, but certainly an IPA.

4.4
Marheb (6037) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Beaucoup d’agrumes s’échappe de cette cannette en la versant. Un beau gros collet crémeux se forme rapidement, très belle apparence. Agrumes, ananas et même pommes se démarquent en bouche. La vanille du chêne enrobe vraiment bien le large éventail de saveurs. Le fini est très amer et sec. Une raison de plus d’apprécier les cannettes.


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