tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - JAN 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Pours amber/gold with a big off-white head, good retention/lace. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, orange. Taste is quite bitter, with floral, pine, and orange notes dominating; nice malt balance (caramel). Palate is oily, lively carbonation, big fruity bitter finish. Very good.
Newk (299) - - JAN 15, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2012 Poured from can into a tulip. Pours a great dark orange color with a nice and foamy head.
extremely good aromas of hops, navel oranges, florals and loads of fresh picked citrus. Excellent depth and very balanced as well.
fuller bodied but lacking a slight bit on the mid-palate. Smooth with great flavors of hops, navel oranges, some pine resin and a lot of fresh picked citrus.
A great DIPA. Filled with flavor and doesn’t come off as alcoholic at all. A really wonderful beer.
blklab2007 (2118) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
canned on date two weeks ago! pour has an orange amber color and a one finger thick off white head. aroma has big dank resins, citrus, flowers, and hits the low tropic notes. medium light mouth feel with nice higher side carbonation. flavor gets more abrasive with the bitterness picking up. citrus rind, perfume, grapefruit, and some pine. this is a well done beer and for it’s strength it stays drinkable the whole way through.
jar72404 (426) - USA - JAN 12, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can. Pours amber gold with thin head. Best aroma of any DIPA I’ve had: fresh pine and grapefruit. Flavor is caramel followed by pine and citrus. Beautifully balanced, exceptional DIPA.
Reynolds314 (3258) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really grassy resinous hops and a bitter finish that is welcomed. A bit malty sweet but hoppy enough to balance that out. Surly!
sherm1016 (1271) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at the Lyon’s Pub in Minneapolis. Pours a clear, deep amber color with a white head and some lacing. Aroma is hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, a little pine hops. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is bitter, hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, a little malty sweet, with a nice, bittersweet finish. It’s a shame I have to work tomorrow, because I could sit here and drink this all night.
notalush (5669) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Armin for sharing - lightly hazy gold - nose is very fresh hoppiness - grass, pepper, pine, grapefruit pith - there is an add note of celery in the nose that is a little off-putting - fairly dry for the abv - grassy, piney, peppery - sturdy malt base to support the intense bitterness - despite the slight flaw in the nose, nice stuff.
400lb_midget (93) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint sized can courtesy of Mr. Christian. Pours pale amber with a fluffy off white lacey head. Aromas of citrus hops, lots of citrus hops. Tastes bitter/dry at first until your palate learns to accept the heavy hoppiness. Then followed by grapefruit and light peachy flavors with a dry finish. Dare I say it may have more hops than necessary.
FullObs (136) - Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2011
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
16z can thanks to Ryan. Amber w/ 1 in head. Bitter and piney with just a hint of citrus. Malt adds a touch of caramel sweetness. Presumably this is out of season but overall still an outstanding brewing and proves IPAs dont need to be consumed within 3 days of brewing.
nbondi (203) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber with good off-white head. I can smell the bitter piney hops from a mile away. Dank, almost umami pine dominates. Perfect body with good carbonation. Taste is still dominated with bitterness. Resin is somewhat balanced by juicy ripe fruit, spun sugar, and bubblegum. Almost angrily abrasive, with lasting tingly tongue. Normally, I wouldn’t consider something this out of balance to be a good beer. I guess this beer isn’t normal.