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
jcos (1851) - Maryland, USA - JUL 19, 2011
Location/Date:Can on July 19th.

Appearance: Pours an clear orange.
Aroma: Aroma is straight up hop.
Taste: Medium bitterness, some malt, decent balance.
Palate:Medium body, long aftertaste.

Summary: This is my 400th rating! What a Hop Crisis! A very nice DIPA, can taste the varieties of hops making it a very nice flavor.

3.6
douglas88 (9569) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 18, 2011
Can shared by Craig. Pours a clear golden color with a medium white head. A sweet floral nose with some vanilla (oak). The flavor is very mellow, a non-aggressive IIPA, fresh green hops, floral and perfumy flavors, oranges and light vanilla. Nice. Very drinkable.

3.6
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 IPA’s, it’s kind of an oxidized like character to an already complex beer

3.8
Arayaga2 (2218) - 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
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
MrBunn (2843) - 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 don’t quite pull enough against the underattenuated (?) malt. It sits all sticky on the tongue and finishes sweet.

3.7
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. I’m shocked that this is 10.8%. Great Beer.

3.6
pineypower (3347) - 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
arone12 (932) - 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
obguthr (6585) - 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!


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