BMMillsy (1756) - Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cans arrived today thanks to an extremely generous BA. Thanks man! Can dated 1/13/15 poured to a tulip glass deep copper colored with nearly no head. Aroma is straight up malt, no hop presence whatsoever. Straight up caramel sugar. Flavor follows with no hop presence, straight malt syrup, almost like this has been sitting around for a few years. Wow. Thick and syrupy, lower carbonation. Really horrendous. Maybe if this were called a barleywine, I’d give it a few more points. But wow. This is Abrasive?
boozedude (2185) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 19, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at ward 7 in minnisoda.. clear orange pour with white head..perfect! Hoppy goodness..love it!
thomashall (313) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can shared. Pours dark golden color. Strong piney hop aroma. Taste follows with some nice tropical fruit flavor. Big hoppy bitter finish. Great IPA.
dresden (1154) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can at MSP. Bigjuicy fruit aromas, peach, passionfruit, orange...very nice. Lots of bitterup front hops, but a ton of backend ones makes it very drinkable with no sign of the alcohol.
ChrisSc (426) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
16oz can into pint glass. Minneapolis.
Pours golden orange in color. Gorgeous white head. Impressive lacing.
Aroma is citrus, grapefruit. Subtle pine, exceptionally nice.
Taste is mildly sweet with a bitter finish. Nice, but not overly complex.
Palate is medium bodied, soft carbonation, long bitter finish.
Pretty nice beer. Great aroma. Missing some complexity in the taste.
VeinAle (123) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 29, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is like magic, passion fruit, citrus, tree fruit. Visually it presents with near thickness. Taste is medium sweet, moderate bitter, all hops with that surly malt combo we all love. The mouth feel is mildly carbonated and pleasant. An excellent brew.
HughConway (829) - Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16oz can of the 2015 release. Pours slightly hazy light copper/gold, slight white head. Aroma is crisp citrus, taste is crisp clear, bit bitter, great. Fantastic.
trrhein (18) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of the best IIPA's on the mkt! Hard to believe I can get 16oz for $4.50. Surly knows their way around IPA's
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
fitwitchik (408) - Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from a can on a trade with our new friends met at Surly Darkness Day dated January 9th 2015 into a Surly Brewing snifter a deep golden with a heavenly pillow top head.
Aroma is flat out locker room BO (u know it) with a twist of citrus. DAMN!! Love this even if I never take a sip.
Flavor is sweet & juicy citrus with a uber resin finish.
Perfectly balanced. In my top 5 DIPA--no top 3. And gratefully I have had some slam good DIPAs in my drinking career. They hit this one RIGHT ON!
Overall this brew is above outstanding.
ratebeej (6) - South Dakota, USA - JAN 21, 2015 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I dont write many reviews but this deserved one. Very sweet. So much citrus. Goes down smoothly. It has so much more balance than other IPAs. Im also glad they didn’t just make a stronger Furious. This is a completely different beer. It’s the perfect DIPA in my opinion.