UDBeernut (2509) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
can on trade from samtallica on BA. Nice and fresh, canned on 1.12.12
lovely tan hur into my snifter capped by a slight off white head wiuth good retention. nose is inviting with pine, grapfruit, and tropical fruit. Taste is good cutting bitterness followed by a blast of pine and citrus. The malt trys its best to keep up. Medium to full bodied. WOW!!! on my note pad.
I need to trade for a whole 6 pack of this.
kjohns (131) - North Dakota, USA - FEB 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear medium amber pour with thin light cream colored head. Big floral and pine hop aroma. Taste is citrus and pine with some lighter sweet malt notes. Nice dry bitter finish. Somewhat light mouthfeel with light carbonation. A "hop bomb" in my book, but the bitterness is nicely balanced with the malts making it very easy drinking despite the ABV. A definite winner.
Nickls (2282) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can. Frothy eggshell head on a slightly hazy rusty orange. Resin, grapefruit rind, herbal and strong lovely bitter ho notes minus the sweetness. Herbal, dank and pungent grapefruit hops on a lean malt backing. Medium body with sone viscous leanings. Nice
Kranin (23) - - FEB 13, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2012 Phenomenal brew. It?s balance of sweetness, hope aroma, fresh hop flavor and bitter is almost without equal. (16oz Can/Apple Valley Liquor) 02/2012
jbeatty (1239) - New York, USA - FEB 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can, 02/11/2012. Pours burnt amber, reddish brown, hazy with one-finger head, fading to a healthy haze on the surface, with slick, resinous lacing around the glass. Aroma carries a huge burst of fresh hops, dank, big grapefruit, pine, smooth caramel malt finish. Taste not as aggressive as the nose, but again lots of tropical fruit- pineapple, juicy grapefruit, leads to smooth caramel finish, lingering bitterness. Palate is not overly thick, resinous without being syrupy, alcohol unnoticeable. Overall a little darker in character than west coast IPAs, but still smooth and drinkable, really great.
adrian910ss (2545) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint sized can courtesy of Todd. Pours a semi clear coppery amber with a medium sized light cream colored head. Aroma of caramelized malts, pine notes, fresh hops and hints of tangy citrus. Taste of caramelized malts, light tangy citrus, pine and fresh hops. This is good stuff.
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can shared by someone at a tasting @ CCB.
Dull amber pour, sticky white head. Massive hop aroma - dank, tropical fruit, resin, and pine. Wow! Flavor is more tropical fruit and pine with a nice malt backbone.
reggiedunlop (3632) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a hazy amber with a thick tan head...very light sediment throughout...wonderful retention and lacing. Aroma is super floral with stonefruits and citrus...peach, papaya, mango, pineapple. Flavor follows suit with excellent fresh hoppy flavor...fruity with great stonefruits and citrus but awesome bitterness too...faint caramel malt backing. Mouthfeel is medium and lively and the finish is grapefruity and bitter...dry and lingering. Awesome!
AdamChandler (4239) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 9, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2012 Acquired this in a trade. Itís the first DIPA Iíve had from surly. Stoked to try this and hoping itís still fresh! Poured into a Newcastle glass direct from the fridge. Canned on 12/08/11
A - 2 Finger head, tight and creamy bubbles that were off white and on the tan side. Deep and hazy brown with golden tints. Gorgeous looking beer! A+
S - TONS of pine, tons of hops, tons of brown sugar, caramel and sweetness! I got a bit of citrus but not a lot.
T - Absolutely amazing. A fantastic DIPA with tons of hop, great aftertaste. Iím getting orange, vanilla and brown sugar. Thereís some ginger in here as well.
M - Nice carbonation but not overwhelming. Very drinkable!
O - Iíve had Heady Topper and Pliny the Elder. This is up there with those beers. an A+ in every way. I need to acquire a can fresh.
Update: New batch canned 11/14/12. Fresher than before and my palate is hopefully improved since then.
On the nose, I pick up a lot more grapefruit and citra than last time. I take back that thereís minimal citrus. Taste is super chewy. As great as I remember though and the most close Iíve had to Society & Solitude #4 from Hill Farmstead. Not as bitter as Heady Topper but a fantastic malt backbone, still nice levels of brown sugar, tangerines, grapefruit juice and cranberries. Very happy I have more of this to enjoy over the week. Thanks Dan!!
Damico (3118) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours amber golden unclear (some type of sediment/bubbly particles with a decent tan head, a bit bubbly on the head. The aroma is juicy and perfumey hops with some sweet notes. The flavor brings big juicy and bittersweet flavors that balance out so well on a smooth body, such a hoppy pleasure on the palate.