HonkeyBra (2483) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Woah. On tap at the Bavarian Lodge. Golden orange with nice thick white head. Big, sweet, hoppy aroma. Flavor is a bit on the sweet side, with a ton of citrus, balanced by a huge amount of hops. Bitter, flavorful, delicious hops. Some alcohol and honey in the finish. Creamy, thick mouthfeel. Totally awesome bad ass brew.
egajdzis (4894) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[Draft @ Barley House] Poured a dark golden color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of pine, citrus fruits, floral hops, grass, wood, resin, and alcohol. Taste of citrus fruits, resiny pine, some honey, a bit of tobacco, and a bitter, grapefruit finish, with some dry alcohol as well.
Tripplebrew (764) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a honey gold with thick white head. Aroma is a mineral wheat hops smell. Flavor is a citrus blend with definite earthy hop notes. A bitter note begins each sip but smoothes out with a very subtle creamy flavor.
noompa (130) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Map Room. Clear light amber beer, average creamy head leaving lacing; herbal, medicinal aroma; tastes like a hoppier Furious, ending long and bitter. Slightly peaty and spritzy in the mouth, but a little thin. Not a DIPA in the Dradnaught and Maharaja mould, but very drinkable ala Hopsoulution and quite tasty.
DrnkMcDermott (2621) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the Bavarian Lodge, Lisle. Cloudy, orangey IPA color, sudsy head of bubbles coating the sides of the glass. Smells like an apricot sundae—it’s-just-that-hoppy! Taste is bursting with with syrupy malts and the fruitier side of American hops. Despite the name, I found this to be quite smooth, until I started to feel a bitter burn on my soft palate. Now the more familiar hop character of grapefruit, pine and an otherwise undefinable snap, like, yanking a big strip off a roll of strapping tape.
mistersinalin (381) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the 8th St. Grill in Minneapolis. I’m not sure what was up with the keg or perhaps the lines, but this beer didn’t smell of hops and the taste was just okay. Judging by the responses here I either got a taste of some spoiled 16 Grit or everyone else I rating on Surly’s reputation. At $9.00 a glass this should be looked into.
daknole (7193) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Guest tap at Piece and HELL YEAH! Amber pour wtih an off white head. Tons of hops, fruit, caramel, and MORE HOPS! Grapefruit galore! Flavor is loaded with grapefruit and some good caramel malt balance. Great mouthfeel and just a great beer!
clingman71 (297) - Centerville, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Sheffield’s. citrusy and aromatic. nice big hop flavor along with some serious bitterness, but enough malt to keep it very drinkable
arminjewell (4159) - Saudi Auroria, Colorado, USA - APR 25, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2011 An excellent DIPA from a great brewery, poured on tap at the tour deep amber with nice white head. Flavor was extremely hoppy and bitter, with a nice crisp and easy to drink finish. Alcohol masked too well with citrus and floral tones, an excellent DIPA.
monkeychugg55 (781) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2010 On tap @ Lunar. Pours faintly hazy burnt orange with a nice white head. Very citrusy and floral aroma with tons of hops. Taste is very enjoyable. Nice and bitter, but not too oily and under-balanced.