RATINGS: 583   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2011 12 oz can. Pours a light golden with a small creamy white head. Aroma is sweet and caramel with some vanilla, light woodiness and some sweet citric hops in the background. Surprisingly sweet for sure. Flavor starts with the sweet vanilla and woodiness before opening to some light citric and tangerine hop character. This quickly fades to a bitter and woody finish that lingers. Medium body and a sharp carbonation. Not bad, I always find it strange though with oaked IPAs, its kind of an oxidized like character to an already complex beer

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arayaga2 (2169) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 17, 2011
Clear gold with 1.5" of dimpled white head. Aroma is juicy pink grapefruit, with a bit of graham cracker sweetness. Taste is mostly the same, but more tangeriney, and the sweetness is cut but what must be the oaky astringency. $2.5/12oz

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - JUL 16, 2011
Can. Nice bright orange color, with small amount of off-white head. Aroma is resinous, oily and citrusy hops. Malt is fairly bready, with some pilsner like malt. Flavor is the same, pretty bitter finish. Maybe not as citrusy as I would like the hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBunn (2770) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2011
Can. Pours a thickish looking orange/copper with a bit of head and aromas of sticky honey, orange blossom and sweetness. Flavor is similarly sticky and sweet with a nice hops balance, but the hops dont quite pull enough against the underattenuated (?) malt. It sits all sticky on the tongue and finishes sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2011
12 oz. can from Secret Santa. Thanks man! DIPA, 21st Amendment Brewery, in a can, this has all the makings of favorite. Aroma of citrus, pine, some resin. Mild sweet honey malts. Some notes of grapefruit and tangerine. A few notes of vanilla are the only hints of oak aging I cant detect. The flavor is quite impressive. It starts with a strong bitter rush on the tongue. There is some mild citrus, pine and resin. Some notes of spruce and some mild sweet malts. Medium bodied. Finishes hoppy and dry. Im shocked that this is 10.8%. Great Beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (3190) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2011
Thanks Dmac for a can of this one. Pours out a well carbonated moderate golden color with a big white head. Aroma is of pine, citrus and some light malts. Taste is of citrus hops, light pine, light malty notes and a touch of alcohol. Alcohol is rather well hidden, as this is pretty dangerously smooth.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arone12 (928) - Maryland, USA - JUL 10, 2011
Pours a golden color. Not orange like a usual imperial ipa. Pretty hoppy aroma and taste. Nice fruity notes in the taste.some pears and orange. Mmmm

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr (6007) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2011
Can: Awesome aroma of pineapple, grapefruit, and thistle. Clear amber, thick yellow head, little retention, lacing is good. Full body. Thistle and honey flavor. Not very dynamic, but wow, what a delicious beer!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuilTTy (733) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2011
Another canned beauty from Phillys Beer Heaven. Pours a bright and slightly hazy sunflower with a medium tall rocky off-white head. Pungent grapefruit aroma with tons of floral notes wafting about. Big citrus flavor backed up with toffee and a hint of vanilla. Surprisingly thin body and a very crisp, dry finish. Alcohol is amazingly well hidden. This could be a dangerous brew because its so drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (7808) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2011
12-oz can. Man, I thought I was dehydrated from the gym when this thing started slapping me around after a few sips. No, its just 10.8%. Phew. Pours a cloudy burnished medium gold with sudsy white head and lot of drippy lace. Enrich the head a tiny bit and this is as pretty a beer as you could ask for...but this beer is too good to tweak just for cosmetics. Big piney sweet nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Toast, caramel, pine, and grapefruit on the mid palate. Big bitey grapefruit finish. Great beer. Walked by this one in the coolers far too many times now. Glad to be catching up on my overdue coursework here.


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