elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16oz canned January 8, 2013, less than 2 weeks old...very nice! Served at around 45F.
Pours lightly hazy copper/amber with a two finger off-white head that leaves a ring of lacing and holds a light cap.
Aroma is pine, grassy, herbal hops, some grapefruit rind, a little dank & onion, a little musty, some bread and caramel malt. Good strength.
Flavor is big resinous hops, grapefruit rind, pine, some onion, big ass bitterness, some caramel malt, doesn’t do much against the, dare I say, abrasive nature of the bitterness here. Some alcohol, dry finish.
Mouthfeel is medium-plus bodied, oily, sticky, good carbonation.
Lives up to its name as far as the bitterness goes, and I like me a bitter bomb. A real treat to not only get to try this, but to get one that is very fresh. Big thanks to Mark!
BoBoChamp (5443) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl can, as Surly Abrasive Ale, exclusive American brew, thx alot to Thomas for bringing this over!, very complex bitter brew, bitter/fruity and slightly woody/malty, very balanced, hazy, good head, very good brew, yet expensive!, ’Only minor notes of ageing; wondering how this awesome beer tasted when fresh...’
popway (44) - California, USA - AUG 12, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The can has a cool cartoon. Hops abound in the nose, strong and piney. On the pour, a murky light yellow appreance with frothy head that dissapates quickly. I like the palate, with a slightly sticky mouthfeel and a light bite on the backside balanced with a mild sweetness. It’s crisp without being overbearing.
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011 backlog. Fresh can from Skyview – thanks Bob. Pours slightly hazy dark gold with a one finger white head. The nose is mango, tangerine and ripe orange. The taste is caramel, fresh citrus, and a nice resin finish that lingers. Nice medium semi-creamy mouth feel. Great DIPA. 4.3
johnnymusky (233) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2014 This beer is close to flawless....best surly product i have tried....absolutely fantastic...just picked up a case....are there really 14 dbl ipas better than this?...omar please bring the price down so we all can enjoy this beer since we taxpayers are paying for your new brewery...16 bucks for 4 really!
vandc01 (74) - North Branch, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from a can dated 1/7/2014.
Aroma - Can smell the aroma as soon as the can is popped - truly amazing. Tons of tropical aroma - perfect.
Appearance - golden clear color, lots of carbonation coming up. Half finger of white head that disappears quickly.
Taste - Amazing. One of my favorite beers. My only wish is that it was year round rather than seasonal.
Palate - Flavor in the front and back of the tongue.
Overall - definitely one of my favorite beers around. Glad it is local.
Cuso (4556) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2014 Can from Douberd, many thanks christos. golden color with medium white head. Nice strong citrus hoppy aroma with pines. Solid malty base followed by nice grapefruit, grapefruit yest, pines. Long hoppy bitter finish. Very tasty.
MisoW (1319) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can, courtesy of Cuso. Pours golden color, white head. Aroma is citrusy, grapefruit, orange, hoppy and bit malty. Taste is bitter, grapefruit, orange peel, peach. Extra nice bittersweet hoppy finish.
Dohny (216) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Yellow color with creamy white head. Citrusy hop aroma. Big malty base with grapefruit zest bitterness. Medium body, moderate carbonation.
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Niko100 (1999) - Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy golden color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of malt, rich citrus hops, pine, & tropical fruit; Flavor of slight sweet malt, caramel, fruity hops, and citrus; Finish is slightly bitter; Nicely balanced; Just classic - very good.
ipalotdotcom (14) - USA - JUN 29, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The nose gives huge amounts of orangey malt with a touch of grapefruit.
The color is light amber and hazy with bubbles and ’nummies’ aka sediment.
Medium sweetness leads while the stealthy bitterness attacks like a grapefruit pith ninja in the mid palate,
The body is deceptively full. The ascorbic character disguises the boozy weight of this ale until you have had a few mouthfuls. Plenty of bubbles keep the sediment moving around the glass. The finish is medium length and kind of clean.
Overall this is a great beer, if not a little pricey. It’s limited release window and distribution radius make it a much sought after beer. Definitely worth a try if you can get your hands on one.