dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can into glass. These Surly beers are just outstanding out of the cans, especially this one. Has so much hop character mixed with slight citrus. Itís a constant reminder of why I love this style. Outstanding beer!!
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16oz can from mattyb83, thanks Matt! Canned 1/9/2012...pretty damn fresh. Pours a cloudy, brighter amber-orange colored body with an inch thick, dense and frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves lots of soapy, sticky lacing. Aroma is pretty solid. Lots of fresh pine needles, bright citrus oranges/tangerines/pineapples/grapefruits, tropical fruits and sweet mango, big florals, resins, and some dank herbal notes. The malts are clearly present as well with a nice, biscuity caramel and pale malt backing as well as a light cereal grain. Flavor is similar. Lots of sweet orange pines and resins, tropical fruits and mangos, pineapples, and juicy florals up front before a light, but balancing biscuity caramel malt comes in. The pines and florals grow towards the end along with the juicy fruits, dank herbal hops, and resins while this finishes dry and not overly bitter. Very clean with lots of fruity hops in a lengthy aftertaste. Medium-light, very smooth and soft body with a creamy, moderately lively carbonation. Overall, a really nice, extremely fresh tasting DIPA. Lots of juicy citruses and sweet tropical fruits with a solid mix of resiny pines, bright florals, and dank herbal hops that are all backed by a light, but distinct biscuity caramel backing. I really like how this finishes with lots of juicy fruits and resiny hops, but not overly bitter. A very clean, highly enjoyable beer. Well done.
eruizgarcia (201) - - JAN 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Extremely hoppy with enough malts to balance it. Finishes surprisingly sweet then bitter. Surely a lot of peopleís dream beer, just a bit too hoppy for me.
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - JAN 18, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can dated 12/29/11 pours intoa pint glass a hazy orange color with a thin white head. Aromas are immediately noted and consist of floral and citrus both lemon and grapefruit. Taste is big bitter, a hint of some light caramel, then grapefruit and floral notes. Medium body and very drinkable with a long astringent finish. Overall, this is a tremendous DIPA that should not be missed.
MBrausen (69) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Poured from a can into a pilsner.
A. Pours a reddish brown hue, thick 2 finger head, continued to maintain a 2mm thick head sip after sip.
S. Smells strongly floral, lots and lots of sweet pine, and tons of citrus. This is a big smelling beer the second you open the can.
T. Tastes of sweet citrus, lots of pine, slightly sour grape fruit, and tangy orange peel.
M. Medium body, coarse feeling, with a lightly dry finsh.
O. I love this beer. Itís well balanced flavor, and an amazing smell. I could open a can of this and leave it in my bathroom as an air freshener! This is a super tasty beer. Everyone should try this beer at least once (But needing to have more wonít be an option).
tastybeer (1728) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Pours amber/gold with a big off-white head, good retention/lace. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, orange. Taste is quite bitter, with floral, pine, and orange notes dominating; nice malt balance (caramel). Palate is oily, lively carbonation, big fruity bitter finish. Very good.
Newk (299) - - JAN 15, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2012 Poured from can into a tulip. Pours a great dark orange color with a nice and foamy head.
extremely good aromas of hops, navel oranges, florals and loads of fresh picked citrus. Excellent depth and very balanced as well.
fuller bodied but lacking a slight bit on the mid-palate. Smooth with great flavors of hops, navel oranges, some pine resin and a lot of fresh picked citrus.
A great DIPA. Filled with flavor and doesnít come off as alcoholic at all. A really wonderful beer.
blklab2007 (1966) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
canned on date two weeks ago! pour has an orange amber color and a one finger thick off white head. aroma has big dank resins, citrus, flowers, and hits the low tropic notes. medium light mouth feel with nice higher side carbonation. flavor gets more abrasive with the bitterness picking up. citrus rind, perfume, grapefruit, and some pine. this is a well done beer and for itís strength it stays drinkable the whole way through.
jar72404 (426) - USA - JAN 12, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can. Pours amber gold with thin head. Best aroma of any DIPA Iíve had: fresh pine and grapefruit. Flavor is caramel followed by pine and citrus. Beautifully balanced, exceptional DIPA.
Reynolds314 (2332) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really grassy resinous hops and a bitter finish that is welcomed. A bit malty sweet but hoppy enough to balance that out. Surly!