Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 22, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bonus beer from Kbutler. Very tasty IIPA. Pours a lightly hazed glowing orange with a big frothy off white head that left behind some sticky lacing. Tones of citrus fruits and sticky pine with some semi sweet caramel malts in the back ground.
craftbeerdesign (2196) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
can thanks to Tharreld poured into a big snifter glass. pours a deep orange with a big 3 finger fluffy white head.... nice retention at about 1 finger throughout most of the glass. huge citrus hop nose with some pepper notes. medium to big mouthfeel with tons of grapefruit, orange and slight banana notes. some nice caramel malt tones give it a bit of support, but overall this is a hop bomb! big bitter finish with more citrus notes and some lingering malts. excellent IIPA in a big can!
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 19, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted 6/17/10. 16oz can. Filtered with a golden hue. Trace head. Total grapefruit aromatics with a faint malt backbone. Full bodied and a total hop bomb. Big emphasis on the grapefruit hops with a side of sweetness. Delicious!
ballz50401 (12) - Iowa, USA - JUN 13, 2010
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 16oz. can into a snifter glass. Has a nice orange/reddish/copper color with good head retention and high carbonation. Lots of citrus hoppy aroma with some nice caramel and toffee notes. Very malty taste. Caramel malts take over in flavor with some citrus hops and alcohol in the end. Very creamy mouthfeel with some hop bitterness. Me like!
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - JUN 13, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I love Surly cans the do make my day and the can do an IPA.
Can pored into a strait pint glass produced a nice two finger white head that lasted a while and the trailed of to a great lace. The body had a beautiful apricot colored hue to it. You got some great fresh citrus hops aromasí from the glass as you held it to your lips.
The flavor was nicely balanced for a DIPA not a west coast one for sure. The grapefruit bitter was blended with a orange sweetness. It reminded me of a tropical drink and it was quite refreshing. It had a medium feel to it with a ton of carbonation. A great drinking DIPA I would have loved a six pack of this brew but was thankful for the one.
Serving type: can
oakbluff (421) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 13, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Canned sample- pours a glowing tangering, slight haze, minimal head. Nose- ripe tropical fruit rinds, some pine, sweet cookie malts. Taste- hop forward as expected, thick resiny hop feel, spicy and sweet. Malt adds mostly a sweetness aspect to it, as this is all about the hops. Fairly thick creamy body with moderate carbonation. Quite easy drinking which is very dangerous. A four pack would slide down nicely, and likely lead me to being quite abrasive to those around me...
Beerman6686 (4779) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This poured a bright golden yellow with a fluffy white head. Aroma was lots of citrus fruits, peach and grapefruits. Flavor was basically hop water, no malt to back it up at all, which is a good thing, loaded with citrus notes and fairly bitter. Another winner from Surly
bhensonb (11675) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 10, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can from Guerde. Thanks guy! Depending how itís held, it poured amber, copper or ruddy copper. The head was substantial and foamy. The hop aroma could anesthetize a pachyderm. The flavor starts resin, goes floral and permits a little malt to seep out. The finish is harshly, scratch that, abrasively bitter. Damn itís good.
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
from a 16 oz. can and poured into my gold rimmed snifter. picked up for me in the TC by a friend. Iím a sucker for hoppy beers, so was thrilled to have a chance to try this one. citrus aroma, but nothing overpowering. pours a honey gold with spotty lace. a sweet caramel backbone with "some" hop bitterness. a solid and enjoyable beer, but does not quite live up to its name.
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - JUN 5, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16oz can acquired through trade with matSciGuy, thanks Levi! Poured into standard pint glass. Poured a rich golden color with a small white head. Aroma of hops hops and more hops, very piny. Taste of sweet caramel malts with a robust hoppy finish on the pallet. Best IPA out of a can I have had thus far.