SpongeRuiner (526) - Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow this is fantastic. A big thanks to tectactoe on the split and the can. Perfect hoppy character. A lot of pineapple flavors and other citrus which I love. This is great stuff. Literally a top five IPA probably. Perfect flavors all around.
HisBoyElroy (389) - Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This shit is delicious. Big thanks to Tony for sure. Hope I get to have this bad boy again.
edwardbass (396) - Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow, a great DIPA (more of an Imperial, really). The citrus / grapefruit taste is intense, but not over the top. It’s a nice amber color and the aroma is citrus hops. I sense the alcohol along with the hops, and not a lot of malt. Yummy stuff. So glad Surly beers have found their way to Chicagoland.
LKay (103) - Maryland, USA - FEB 21, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great floral and hoppy beer. Awesome aroma. More of a sweet/light beer, rather than bold and heavy. Impossible to get on the east coast and now I know why.
EricTeusink (540) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 21, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Three Taverns Bottle Share. Dear lord. Holy moly. C’mon man. Pours lovely clear dark gold with perfect amount of white head. Scent is equal blend of candy, citrus, and evergreen. Bitter bite moves quickly into sweet finish. This may be the best beer in the world, no joke. Bottle - Shared at Tasting
JustDrinkIt (210) - Arizona, USA - FEB 17, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
What!? Golden pour with plenty of lasting white head. Aroma punches you in the face with exotic tropical fruit, hops, and citrus. Flavor is full of sweet malts, tropical hops, apricot, and mild nuttiness. Incredibly smooth mouthful, medium bodied.
PhilJackson80 (215) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 15, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
16 oz Can. The beer pours to a dark yellow slightly orange color with a medium/ thick white head. The aroma has a strong pine, grapefruit smell to it with some resin notes to it. The taste has a lot of pine & citrus/ grapefruit in it with a strong bitter flavor. The aftertaste also follows though with the bitterness of the grapefruit. It does not have a great balance of hops & malt but makes up for it in the overall flavor of the beer. Overall a very good DIPA.
kraddel (2320) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thnx ! to belgbeergeek
Pours orange, small white head
Smell is AWSOME ! much pine, rediculously much .
Taste is bitter, pure pinejuice .
Very intence, yet a bit one-dimentional .
Very nice though !
shorlin (573) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - FEB 13, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big citrus nose with some pine and it seems like a little bit of cat pee Citra. Colour is sort of yellow orange with some cloudiness. My friend’s wife, who’s a nurse, said it looked like some guy had a urinary tract infection. Great head retention and lace. Very bitter and dry. Not a big long finish, but still good. Excellent balance, not an overwhelming IPA but really great.
joeworrall (70) - USA - FEB 13, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2014 Citrus odor in the air as soon as you pop the top of the 16 oz can. Color is bright yellow with just a bit of haze & a nice head. On tasting, there are hints of apricot & pine on a sweet caramel malt backbone. Tasted head-to-head against one of my favorite IIPA’s - Oskar Blues Deviant Dale’s - I found this to be much more complex and interesting, but not as smooth and balanced as Oskar Blues Finish is dry & bitter.