RATINGS: 577   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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4.1
vyvvy (6731) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 19, 2011
The sure was a pleasant surprise. Pours clear light golden with a large egg shell white head. The aroma has funky tropical fruit hoppiness, light oak, pale malt, floral hoppiness along with mild green onion - excellent. Medium smooth lush body with very gentle carbonation. The flavor starts with more oak giving vanilla/oak presence along with lightly toasted malt and a good amount of spicy / tropical / funky hops. The finish has mainly the hop flavors and is quite resiny. Very nice IIPA.

3.7
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 18, 2011
Pours pale and slightly hazy with little head. Good hoppy aroma, but not as strong as some. Strong notes of grapefruit and citrus. Not overly bitter and finishes with alcohol, but hides the 9.7% well. A nice imperial IPA.

3.5
PhillyCraft (7909) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2011
Can with Justin and Joe. Pour is a clearish golden color with spotty lacing on top and a small ring of head on the outer sides of the inner glass. Aromas of honey, vanilla, tangerine, caramel, tangy pine. Taste is similiar with a good malt fill mixed in with the juicy floral flavors. Little too bitter and boozey. Good double IPA though.

2.9
Jakebra (22) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 15, 2011
Very few floral hops. Thin bodied, lacks the golden color desired. Not as bitter as desired.

3.5
LinusStick (3506) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2011
A decent IIPA. Aroma was pretty good. Hot and spicy hops take center stage. Not much else going on which isn’t a problem. Pour was a beautiful light gold with plenty of rising bubbles and a one finger white head. I love light gold IIPAs. Taste was nice and hoppy. A little sweet in the front. Sugar watery with light malt and honey. The aftertaste is where the strong spicy hops first make their appearance. The play of sweet with bitter is great, but the sweetness was a little too much. As it warmed, the citrusy hops came out. Nice carbonation round the beer out.

3.6
GMUcrew7 (577) - Mason, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2011
Apricot colored pour with a small off white head. Strong hop aroma, mostly citrus/grapefruit with a little sugar and alcohol. Flavor starts out a little sweet but finishes with a nice bitter hop kick. Medium body, a good beer but not one of the top for its style.

3.6
finol (3488) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2011
Can at Oliver Twist. Pours clear amber with a small head. Citrusy aroma. Clean and dry taste of lemonad with a hint of oak,

4
hirigalzkar (3258) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2011
Can. Pours golden with a white head. Fruity, sweet aroma. Lots of citrus-like notes. Nicely balanced taste. Sweet fruity notes, some serious bitterness and just enough oak notes to make it something special (without getting too oaky).

4
ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 11, 2011
A - Pours a almost clear copper-orange color with a thick covering of frothy off-white head. the head fades down slowly revealing lots of lacing. S - Aroma is bursting with pine hops. There is quite a bit. There is also a nice background of oak and citrus smells. T - Starts off with some strong pine hops and bitterness. The oak flavor joins in not far behind and balances nicely. Through the middle, a mix of citrus hops and sweet caramel malts come through. The finish is a mix of oak and hop bitterness with just a touch of booze flavor that lingers. M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. The beer fees smooth and a bit resiny. The bitterness throughout creates a nice dry mouthfeel. D - Very drinkable. The hop profile is quite strong and very nice from start to end. The oak flavor is also extremely well incorporated here and works very well.

3.9
Lowe1983 (1632) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2011
Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is strong of citrus and floral hops with some caramel. Flavor is similar with the hops coming right out pretty strong. A slight warming on the finish as well.


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