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Surly Asator Viking IPA
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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   ABV: -
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The weather may be brutally cold when A special strong beer, brewed specifically for an Amon Amarth, Enslaved and Skeletonwitch event at Mill City Nights. “The Surly production team is fueled by metal,” head brewer Todd Haug says, “so what better way to honor three of our favorite bands who have braved the winter to perform for Minnesota.” This brew takes its name from an Amon Amarth song title and will be poured first at the concert, and for a very limited time at the brewery’s Taproom. “Asator, Surly Viking IPA, is a beer fit for battle, fermented on oak with a ruddy brown color,” Haug says The ale was brewed with peated, brown and crystal malts to create a shield wall of malt flavors, only to be hacked apart by a swinging sword of hops!"


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (11842) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Draft at Churchkey. Thanks, Corey, for bringing this to DC! Cloudy brown color, large tan head. Big coffee grounds aroma with pine. Taste is roasty coffee and pine.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kappldav123 (5000) - GERMANY - SEP 1, 2014
Tap at CBC 2014. Beer in the glass dark brown, nice head. Mild hoppy aroma. Starts intense hoppy, bitter-dry, some flowery notes. Finish milder, less intense hoppy. Quite drinkable. Nice!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (5701) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Great Taste of the Midwest 2014 Offering (Madison, WI). Pours a deeper brownish hue, nice darkness with a touch of ruby glow. Frothy tannish head atop remains a firm layer, decent stick around. Aromas show biscuits and peaty malt, firm floral hopping, touches of citrus rind, earth. Nice, potent. Initial is biscuity, carmelized malts and peat. A bit of cocoa meets firm dry hops. Florals, earth. Middling bitterness. Backend is dry, a firm toasty and peaty element lingers on indefinitely. Some toasty malts, touches of nice floral hops. Ok, the malt profile dominates.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2619) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2014
Tap. Pale amber body with an average, lacing off-white head. Aroma of caramel, bread, orange, spicy hops and a hint of pine. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carb. A nice IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyrmir (3352) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2014
On tap at CBC 2014. Amber color with beige head. Aroma has grapefruit, grapefruit peel, chocolate, apples and caramel. Taste is sweet and adds pine, resin and hay notes with a malty base and sweet caramel.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29287) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2014
An amber beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of spicy hops, caramel, malt, and butterscotch. The flavor is sweet with notes of straw, hops, spices, pine needles, and caramel, leading to a bitter finish. 8/3/7/3/15

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2014

Draught @ CBC 2014 [ Yellow Session ]. - Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014, Sparta Hallen, Gunnar Nu Hansens Plads 11, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

[ As Surly Asator Viking IPA ].
Clear medium to dark brown - red amber color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, dusty, nutty notes, moderate hoppy, weak pine. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, dusty, nutty, weak pine. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140502]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JanLaursen (3088) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2014
Fra fad, CBC 2014. Sort-brun. Sødlige malt-noter vælter op i næse. Humlen er til den herbale side. Gran. Peat, næsten aske. Tør, men ikke voldsomt bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (5873) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2014
Draught at CBC 2014. Clear amber colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of hops, citrus, fruit, malt and caramel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (2094) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2014
tap@Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014 - dark amber pour with white head. Aroma and taste is fruity and hoppy, citrus forward, big pine, sweet malts, caramel, earthy hoppy spicy bite. Very good.


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