Westchesterco (1113) - mclean, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
citrus, golden, cloudy, minimal head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, thick feel, long finish, bitter,
Taverner (1100) - 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!
jbeatty (1098) - New York, USA - FEB 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can, 02/11/2012. Pours burnt amber, reddish brown, hazy with one-finger head, fading to a healthy haze on the surface, with slick, resinous lacing around the glass. Aroma carries a huge burst of fresh hops, dank, big grapefruit, pine, smooth caramel malt finish. Taste not as aggressive as the nose, but again lots of tropical fruit- pineapple, juicy grapefruit, leads to smooth caramel finish, lingering bitterness. Palate is not overly thick, resinous without being syrupy, alcohol unnoticeable. Overall a little darker in character than west coast IPAs, but still smooth and drinkable, really great.
574deadzone (1092) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAY 14, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy golden orange with a pretty thick off-white head that settles after a bit and laces. What a nose: thick dank hoppy goodness with a smattering of stone fruit, grapefruit, yeasty dough, and biscuits and honey malt. Quite sweet but very bitter, really nicely balanced actually, which makes it incredibly drinkable. Full bodied yet not really heavy, toward syrupy but stopping just short, creamy and oily, with an exquisite drying bitterness to end it. Damn good brew, does everything you want a DIPA to do. Seriously awesome. You Minnesotans are some lucky bastards, minus the whole losing your real hockey team 20 years ago (which is still bullshit).
MrFecesious (1091) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 16, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beer share. Massive pine nose. Clear amber. Cripes. So good and easy drinkin. I want all of it.
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
out of the can. a nice amber ipa. A nice twist. Very drinkable and hoppy. keep em coming!
thome50 (1083) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - MAY 7, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Many cans thanks to mattyb83 and kbutler1! I only give this one a 9 out of 10 on aroma simply because I know there has to be something that smells better than this so I can’t quite do the perfect score but it so much deserves it. (Yes, stupid rational.) Tons of pine, citrus and just goodness waft from the glass. Appearance is a golden orange with a nice head but can get a bit unruly if you are too aggressive. The taste is outstanding. The flavors of citrus and pine just burst on to the for front of your tongue and you get even a bit of dankness near the middle until the perfect amount of sweet bitterness comes through to finish things off. Even the palate of this one resonates in your mouth but not enough to be annoying. It does a very nice job of coating your mouth but not being overly syrupy.
Overall, the best beer from a can, ever. I hate that I even have to use the can in this rating as this stands up to any DIPA out there hands down. They just need to produce more of this and distribute to Southern California and you’d have the beer store guys having to put up signs saying, "No Abrasive Today!" instead of "No Pliny Today!" Thanks again Matt and Kevin!
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Like furious, but better. Although I still don’t think its as good as everyone makes it out to be.
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yow this is good and potent. Starts out malt heavy on the palate before the sticky ichy hops throw down and wreck your palate with some bitter awesomeness. Man, Surly makes a mean beer.
devman171 (1052) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 10, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2013 Can from bucs572000 thanks! Pours golden with a huge hop aroma, floral, resin, citrus, smells amazing. Taste is well balanced and smooth, love this one!