GJF (1518) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JAN 10, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lovely. Can at the Lincoln Wine Bar. This is my new favorite Surly. It’s rich and filled with fresh hop (the nose smells like pot). Plenty of malt but not overly sweet. Well-balanced and creamy.
Minnbrewer (35) - Coon Rapids, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2016
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Perhaps my new favorite Surly beer! I rarely like double IPAs because of how syrupy sweet they can be....Todd wanted none of that; this one is great! Hoppy with a solid body...and the choice of hops is superb; bitter forward without the harsh bite...and lots of aroma! There are few better.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
boisebeerguy (201) - boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 5, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
16 oz can. Thought I had added this one. Poured a nice amber color with nice piney hops scent to it. Very good balance with the malt and hops. Definitely enjoyed this one.
boto (2103) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JAN 5, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2016 16oz can: This one pours a hazy, somewhat darker golden color. There was about a 2" head on it that lingered a little bit. There was some lacing. Good nose to it. Lots of grapefruit hops. Hints of orange and pine also. The taste is good. Mainly hop notes without being overly bitter. Grapefruit, orange, pineapple and a touch of pine. A decent malt presence in the background. A touch of sweetness trying to peek thru the hops. I need to stuff some more of these in my suitcase if I get out that way again!
Note: my 1999th rating. Got serenaded with Prince’s 1999!
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16oz can, thanks to Paul & Jamie. Split with Chris R. Canned 11/23/15. Mostly clear orange golden color, made hazy with many particles in the body. Thin white head. Leaves decent, mildly loose smaller ropes and bits of lace. In the nose, awesome big tropical fruity, citrusy, and resiny hop. Smells great. Tastes great too. Bigger citrus hop in the flavor, spicier hop, big dank resiny hop. Very mild malt character, just a touch of caramel maybe.. But this is a hop feature for sure. Nice grapefruit comes out later. Bigger bitter taste, but it’s not at all astringent nor out of balance. Not overly dry like many modern DIPAs can be. There’s a nice lighter to moderate sweetness here too, that helps balance the taste and keep this drinkable. Medium to bigger body, drinks easier than your typical 9% DIPA, more like an 8% IPA. Although there is a mild, pleasant bit of warmth on the finish that suggests the 9%. Mild slick texture, though not sticky in the finish, mild dry at the end.
jbruner (3999) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 2, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can thanks to trade with gregwilsonstl! Pours a hazy golden yellow with thin white head that leaves light lace. Aroma of big resinous citrus and tropical fruit hops. Taste follows, but with a decent caramel and pale malt back end. Booze is well hidden, mild carbonation, low bitterness. Wow, aside from how it looks is amazing.
malrubius (2588) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - DEC 30, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Crowler from El Bait Shop. Clear gold with lasting head. Grapefruit and tropical fruit aroma. Nice tropical fruit apricot sweetness with grassy grainy malts and grapefruity rindy bitterness. Medium body. Ecellent.
jhamp9 (1667) - Corinth, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy amber pour with a nice white head. Great lacing. Strong tropical and juicy citrus aroma with some pine and floral notes. Taste follows the nose with some light sweet caramel. Very clean smooth bitterness. Medium body that’s a little sticky. Awesome beer.
TattooJack (509) - Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2015 Poured from the 4-pack of cans, this is a real good one, sorta orange, hops all over, nice mix, tropical, piney, strong, sticky, really enjoyable.
BeerGeek50 (4) - - DEC 24, 2015 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another amazing beer from my favorite brewery. These guys just keep making great beer after great beer.