hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled from Growler. I never thought I would get a crack at this one! Poured a medium and cloudy amber color wtih a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of citrus (oranges and grapefruits), pine, floral, tangerines, and ístickyí. Tastes of the same citrus, pine, caramel, and the same stickiness. Nice and hoppy with a malt balance in the taste. Alcohol content hidden.
Dubbercody (213) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler, brought to the Stouts tasting. And I mighty fine IPA it was. Orange/copper with white head. Sweet and awesome hops come out of the glass to start you salivating while you smell the beer. Tasted great, nice and hoppy with an awesome sweetness to really nicely balance this beer. Up there as on of the best IIPAís Iíve had.
As the story goes this wonít be available in Growlers any longer due to Minnesota law changing, sad if itís true and made us toast to one of the last Surly 16 Grit growlers to be consumed.
Indra (2527) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JAN 22, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hand bottle. Nose of pure hoppiness, fruity, citric and piney with touches of quality grass and a bit of countering toasty malt sweetness. Hazy medium amber color, head is slight (which is to be expected). Flavor profile is massively hoppy, but not overwhelmingly bitter, somehow, spicy and citric, finishing with touches of honeyish malt and pine. Just a touch of alcohol detected. Smooth and oily on the palate with a medium-full body. Quite nice! Thanks to beastiefan2k for the sample.
Taverner (1067) - San Ramon, California, USA - JAN 20, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler courtesy of MatSciGuy - THANKS! Pours copper clear with minimal head. Aroma is all floral hops, with notes of pine, grass, caramel and grapefruit. Flavor is sweet with some bitterness to balance out the flavor. Good stuff!
AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - JAN 20, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler shared by Taverner, pours deep amber with a finger thick cream colored head that leaves some nice lacing. Floral and grassy nose with decent caramel sweetness. Flavor is grassy and pine with caramel and a dry, spicy finish.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2009 A growler of this showed up to our recent stout tasting, and what a nice break from all the stouts. Glowing orange pour, good clarity, with a thin white head. Thick resiny personality, sweet candy-like citrus hop flavor, fruity and sticky. Smooth and over-the-top on hop flavor, but actually nicely balanced on the bitterness. Fricken awesome brew.
theisti (3001) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JAN 19, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2012
++++ RE-RATE 28 November 2012 ++++
Pint can purchased at Zipps in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Canned on 11/14/12 according to stamp on the bottom of the can. The pour is a slight haze orange golden with a well formed one inch light tan head. The head falls slow with thick lacing. The aroma is fresh resin tropical fruit hops, along with a fruit stripe gum sweetness. The taste has the pineapple fruit up front, along with resin dankness then turns towards more bright sweetness, and a somewhat rough malt character. The finish is dry leafy grassy hops. There is also a solid amount of alcohol heat in the back that further dries the finish out. The palate is medium bodied, tiny soft carbonation bubbles, and the dry bitter hop and hot finish. This beer is solidly made, real fresh, and I imagine it is precisely what they intended to brew. However, this is not 100% my thing at the moment. I used to really enjoy this type of beer. Thanks to Tyler for the fresh can, with an assist to my Dad. Iíll keep the original score for posterity sake. (7,4,7,3,14 - 3.5)
++++ Original Rating - 19 January 2009 ++++
Handbottle shared by beastiefan2k at Indraís Strong Ale Fest. Pour is cloudy orange ruby, with a smallish off white head. Nice thick lacing left behind on the glass as the head falls. Aroma is honey sweet, with gritty grainy resinous hops. Taste is the gritty resin citrus pine hops, sweet malty honey, and some nice floral expressions to the back. Palate is medium, pretty sticky and lasting finish. Nice one, thanks Eugene. (8,4,7,3,16 - 3.8)
heemer77 (5053) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks for sharing, beastiefan2k. The body was deep orange copper with an off white head. The aroma was woody with some light grapefruit. The taste was light sweet grains and citrus. There was also some bologna and wood. A thick mouth feel. Decent.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2010
Name: 16 Grit
Date: January 10, 2009
Source: Tasting, HMoG
Appearance: hazy orange, fine off white head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet orange and tangerine aroma with a touch of grapefruit and pine
Flavor: sweet pine and grapefruit flavor, lots of citrus orange, light balancing bitterness, touch of peppery alcohol
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Score: *** /4
Date: November 12, 2010
Appearance: hazy orange, frothy white head, thick lace
Aroma: sweet citrus aroma, light floral
Body: creamy body
Flavor: liquid citrus hop flavor, light bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - JAN 17, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2009 Nice DIPA. Hops were still very prominent, even after a few weeks in the growler. Aroma is nice and floral, with hints of copper and orange. Pours a dark amber with a thick head. Flavor is more flowers, with lots of citrus fruit and pine. Lots of orange peel, and touches of grapefruit and maybe even pineapple. Malt keep everything in balance. Notes of oats and tobacco in the background. Finishes like iced tea. Very nice, thanks to tjthresh for sharing.