RATINGS: 584   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
regspeir (199) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2011
Poured a clear, golden from a 12-oz. can into a Duvel tulip. Smallish 1-finger head with a moderate pour. Head was white and settled to a coating which lasted throughout. Lacing was minimal. Nose was some pine and citrus notes, particularly grapefruit, pineapple, and lemon-lime. Taste: Hop presence but this was a malty IPA. Sweet caramel malts predominated with hints of fruit and oak. There was some alcohol warming/burn which I felt was a little out of control. Bitterness (especially at the end) was there, but moderate. Texture was medium, sticky, slick and with healthy carbonation. Overall, this was a decent offering but not one I would go out of my way to have again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CObiased (442) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2017
12oz can - this gem pours a little hazy, rich golden orange and a thin off white head. Vibrant aroma filled with juicy orange, citrus, oaky sweet malts and a funky herbal note. Rich flavors of citrus hoppy, sweet malts, hint of oak, bitter grapefruit and sweet orange.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ffaoe (664) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2017
strong malty aroma. gold and hazy in color with nice foamy head. taste is hop forward with piney/resinous notes. no oaky notes present

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (4679) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2017
12 oz can a little past BB date stamped on bottom but stored cold. Pours with a very hazy, light amber body topped by a large, frothy white head that has very good retention and leaves ample sudsy lacing. Fruity aroma with hints of oranges, pineapple and soft ripe fruits. Flavor: fruity hops dominate. Hints of oranges, pineapple, vanilla, oak and caramel. Nice moderately bitter finish with plenty of hops. Mouthfeel: medium body with medium carbonation and a mild bite from the ample alcohol and hops. Overall: an excellent, easy drinking DIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scotchzombie (570) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2016
Pours hazy orange gold with a big white head. Leggy. Aroma is sweet dank citrus - orange floral. Taste is big orange sweet into a perfect grapefruit-pine hoppy bitter bite. Very warming. Bitter linger. Wondrous. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bbbeer (796) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 19, 2016
Hazy golden yellow with medium white head. Aroma of fresh grass and hay, flowers, touch of grapefruit. Medium body with creamy mouthfeel and slight alcohol. Flavor is mostly bitter, citrus and pine, malt is noticeable, good balance, dry crisp finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niko100 (2815) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2016
Hazy golden color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, floral hops, tropical fruit, & citrus; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, pine hops, tropical fruit, and citrus; Warm finish & slight bitter; Nicely balanced; Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4902) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 4, 2016
Can from Parker Pie, 9.7%, served in an IPA glass it gives off an intensely jammy waft of stone fruits. Getting in for a closer whiff I get some boozy sharp heat, lots of malt caramel sweetness and hints of pine. Full bodied and quite a lusciously smooth mouthfeel. The taste is sharp peppery pine, jammy sweet stone fruit and a semi-dry herbal finish with some warmth radiating outwards from your stomach. Quite a good double IPA though I didnt get anything from the oak spirals.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madchemist83 (270) - USA - SEP 14, 2016
Aromas are very subtle but considering little amount of hops is used wasnt too bad. Cloudy copper with white head. Amazing taste. Cotton candy, orange, bitter peel. Finished with a good alcohol bite. Fine example of what you can do with limited resources. Very well balanced and crafted. Cheers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (4549) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2016
Can. Golden pour. Aroma has lots of hops, caramel, citrus, pineapple and peach. Bitter taste of citrus hops, pineapple, peach, mild caramel and a really bitter finish. Great hop bomb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
asheft (3052) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2016
On tap at Gnarly Barley. Sweet pineapple and strawberry and overripe orange aroma with apricot notes. Slightly hazy copper under a lacy white, thin sheet. Flavour is salty with hops that are a blend of old and new world; apricot, pineapple, pine, strawberry, grapefruit. Medium body, moderate carbonation, smooth and a little warming.

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