boamr (309) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can thanks to mashmaster. Pours a orange color with a thin white head. Has strong smell of tangerine. Has a citrus taste and is very oily. Doesnít have nearly as much of a bitter after taste as I thought it would.
StoutFest (77) - Stoutville, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at SmallBar. Pours a crisp golden clean clear orange color. Nice creamy head that disappears into a thin off white ring. Head forms quickly when agitated in glass. Head clings to glass like soap. Sweet citrus aromas with some pine. Hoppy but well balanced with sweet malt character and apricot notes. Full bodied and very drinkable. Alcohol well hidden. Refreshing. Good job on this one.
Sledutah (4392) - Utah, USA - MAY 23, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
16oz can shared by footbalm, thanks again
Appearance: Clear amber with a nice off-white head and good lacing
Aroma: Citrus, fruits and pine
Taste: Citrus, fruity and some malts
Great beer, awesome aroma and flavor. No bitterness, just nice fruity and citrus hops.
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange-gold pour with a white head. Big citrus, melon and pine aroma with some sweet toffee and biscuit, a hint of floral character. Grapefruit, bubblegum, melon, honey and pine flavor with some sticky sweet caramel. Oily, medium-full body with moderate carbonation.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 21, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2010 Can - Thanks tytoanderso!!! - Pours a clear orange with a medium beige head...aroma is pitchy and piney, caramel and citrus peel, very florall...flavour is similar, nice citrus oil bitterness, caramel, tons of tropical fruit, pineapple and tangerine....finish is sticky and malty, with a hop bite that onle lingers for a short while...pretty tasty stuff!
Suneson (58) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A dark golden color. Bold citrus aroma to the nose. A full bodied beer in flavor leaving you with a great bitter aftertaste. You can taste the alcohol a little but with the strong hoppy and citrus flavors it is not bad like some double IPAís I have tried before. This is a great beer so try it if you havenít already
nimbleprop (4741) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 17, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16oz can pours a totally transparent, orange amber with one ring of white head. Nose has pine cones, orange zest, caramel, lemons, some flowers. Flavor is sweet, caramel, cookie dough, grapefruit, orange zest, pine. Full bodied, bitter finish.
Sean9689 (272) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
*Previously reviewed on-tap at 16 Grit.
Big thanks to my MN homie, younger35, for the hookup. Poured from 16oz can into my GI pint glass.
A - Pours reddish/gold copper color with a white head. A fingers-wroth of foam disipiates down to a thin cap on top with some bubbles here and there and a thicker ring along the sides of the glass.
S - Big hops, sweet malts, citrus, grapefruit. Everything youíd expect from a big DIPA from Surly.
T - Piney citrus hops with not too much malts. Iím so glad this isnít overly sweet. Iím so tired of DIPAís that are huge malt-bombs. This one has the huge hops with a nice subtle sweetness on the finish. Nice sweet orange finish with a touch of bitterness.
M - Medium bodied, light carbonation, crisp and refreshing.
D - A very well-done DIPA by Surly. Probably one of the best I can remember in the past few months. I only have a few cans left, but Iíll make sure theyíre gone before it looses the wonderful hop & malt mix.
Note: I prefer this one to Furious.
brokensail (10728) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 14, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A: The beer is amber in color with great clarity and a massive cream colored head on top which sticks to the edge of the glass.
S: A hop bomb if Iíve ever smelled one! Very reminiscent of Sculpinís aromas. A ton of tropical fruit, especially pineapples and mangos along with plenty of juicy citrus. No malt to be found.
T: The sweet tropical fruits are really the main attraction here as well. The pineapple and mango provide a nice sweetness, along with some peaches. There is plenty of juicy grapefruit and pine on the finish to give the beer a great bitterness.
M: Medium in body with a low to moderate carbonation and a really crisp finish to the beer.
D: I say it everytime I have a Surly beer, and Iíll say it again: awesome! These guys really have a good thing going and Iím glad to have some more of this one in the fridge.
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Translucent amber. Small white head. Aroma of big ruby red grapefruit and sugar. Flavor is much more outstanding than what would be expected by the nose. Huge florals, sweet rub red and grass. Wonderful, and fresh.