Tsotsi (178) - Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16oz can thanks to Tharreld. Pours amber color with a small white head. Nose is apricot, hops, citrus almost orange, grapefruit and sweetness as well. Flavors are the same with a sweeter end and the finish is real bitter hops. Great beer.
LtDan (1743) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JAN 26, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Pours a dull cloudy amber orange with a retained thin white cap.
Aroma: Big grapefruit, pineapple and ripe melon.
Taste: Grapefruit, pine, alcohol, flowers. Finishes with lingering, aggressive bitter hops.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied with average carbonation.
Overall: Yummy, smells good, balanced between sweet and bitter.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 25, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
can at home thanks to cbkschubert! (25Jan11) Pours deep orange, mildly hazy with a medium white head, spotty lacing. Aroma is full of huge hop notes. Pineapple, citrus zest and some grass. Flavor is balanced really well. The hops are really big but there are underlying biscuit and sweet hay notes. The hops are so sweet/juicy/bitter all at the same time, which I think is what makes this beer so good to me. It’s not just a hop assault drying out the finish of a beer, but a layered citrus and tropical fruit concoction that is equal parts "sweet and fruity(not in a sweet way)" and "bitter and abrasive." I really like this stuff, thanks again Craig!
boFNjackson (4025) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can shared at a recent BA/RB tasting... Poured golden with a white head. Some great hop flavors hear. Grapefruit and all around citrusly strong. Maltiness had a decent balance with some ginger bread tones.
Keil (171) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2011 Aroma is tropical fruits. Lots of citrus going on, I can pick out grapefruit, mango and pineapple. Taste is bitter and resiny with hoppy goodness. Really piney in the finish with a lasting bitterness. The malt has a very nice sweetness to it but is immediately met with the tropical fruit flavor of the hops. Medium body, very easy to drink...which could be bad without an ABV printed on the can.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JAN 22, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 oz. can via trade with tytoanderso - Pours a clear golden color with a two finger thick off white head. Light lacing. Aroma is wonderful. Full of pine citrus, and resiny hops. Flavor is the same with just enough sweetness to show there is some malt in there. Finish is bitter and just a touch astringent. Medium body. An excellent beer. Thanks Tyler.
hbmason (1087) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
out of the can. a nice amber ipa. A nice twist. Very drinkable and hoppy. keep em coming!
jcr (2112) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Deep amber body. Frothy, off-white head. Big, bright hop aroma of pine, resin, grapefruit, pineapple and flowers. Notes of caramel and toasted grain. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, thick texture, lively carbonation. Chewy malts, but the fresh hops dominate. No doubt there are huge amounts of hops here. Tastes of citrus, grapefruit, grass, plants. Nice double IPA. Thanks for sharing wnoble.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2011
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into a snifter. Big thanks to Buebie for this one.
4.0 A: Hazy orangish brown color. One and a half fingers of yellowish white head with average retention and spotty lacing.
5.0 S: Excellent! Wonderful bouquet of floral and citrus notes. Orange, tangerine, mango are most dominant. Soft sweetness and a tinge of alcohol beneath the hops.
5.0 T: It tastes as good as it smells and that is saying something. Bitterness is perceived as mild due to the plentiful hop flavors. Loads of citrus again with the fruits mentioned in the nose. Soft sweetness, but the malts are very much overshadowed by the hops. Still, without this subtle sweetness this beer wouldn’t be as good. The 9% ABV is hardly detectable. I think the reason I like it so much is because it seems to share a few aspects with NN, which is my favorite brew.
4.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Fairly creamy. I would like just a touch more body.
5.0 D: Really great brew. Surly does nothing but impress me with what they make and this is no exception. Super smooth with a great taste, I could drink this all night. Well done.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-12-2010 02:57:58
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can, thanks to mora2000, orangish color with white bubbly foam, aroma is fresh piney hops, citrus, flavor is oranges and pineapples with a good caramel malt