jackl (3457) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can @ Bruceís. Picked up from CT Ave Liquor. The pourís amber with a small head. rich toffee and cherry on the nose. Red fruits, brown bread. The taste is more bread, red fruit. Smooth, supple sweetness. Dry finish. Medium body, soft carb. Pretty solid.
bytemesis (2141) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 6, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can, canned 05/23/13. Oh oh. Clear orange with a small white head that dissipates quickly with minimal lacing. Aroma is stale caramel, pine. Flavor is better than that, but still odd. Light sweet, almost a bit of lemon tart, light bitter. Need to finds a fresh one.
dreamflower (433) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can shared with northropfrye. Bitter and honey aroma. Taste is similarly sweet and bitter. Taste fades quickly though lingers a bit at the back of my tongue.
northropfrye (1708) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beautiful orange body with foamy white head, some lacing. Snappy citrus and powered ice tea and strawberry aroma. Taste is initially bitter but with a disappointing watery/milky finish. Still not bad, but a weaker one by Surly standards.
cards04 (1197) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great brew. Pours a nice dull burnt orange with sediment, head, and lacing. Aromas of bright citrus and tropical fruit. Similar flavors with some tang and citrus bitterness. Yum.
Ed5388 (1234) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz can shared by JohnGonk. Pours a hazy orange color with a finger of off white head. Aroma is very herbal and lemony. Reminds me of Liptons lemon ice tea. Taste is the same. Lemons, orange zest, tea leaves, and herbal hops.
chinchill (1012) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 16 oz can to small snifter.
Excellent aroma; high clarity; lots of citrus/fruity aroma and flavor; dry. Weak spot: mouthfeel.
merc7186 (1466) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer pours great with a nice amber color that passes some light through it, has a nice white head that thins out but lingers around and leaves good lacing on the glass. The smell is decent with bitter malty flavor with a resin hoppy finish. The taste is great with a nice bready bitterness, a mild malty flavor, and a piney finish. The mouthfeel is great as the beer is well carbonated and the taste leaves you dry and bitter. Overall, a solid english bitter with a great finish and flavor to it.
radagast83 (3744) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can, thanks to one of my co-workers for bringing it into town. Poured a nice, clear copper color with a small off-white head. Aroma was very light, caramel malts, not a whole lot of hop notes - enough to balance out the malt. Very light otherwise. Flavor was light caramel notes. This one was very drinkable and while itís perhaps not robust or bold, the sessionablity of this one, with it remaining clean and enjoyable makes it quite a feat over other similar beers that retain a metallic or sickly element to it.
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark gold almost copper tinged with a small white head that fades away to a wisp.
Almost smells like an IPA. Very citrusy nose with slight hints of spice. Smells good, but Iíd call it abnormal for the style.
Starts off slightly citrusy, but not anywhere close to the nose. Light spicy bitterness invades the palate much earlier than normal, but never gets too intense. Very even bitterness all the way across the tongue. A very bready almost rye like as well sweetness hits after the initial hop burst before fading into the bitterness as well.
Mouthfeel is very fairly light with good carbonation levels. Very easy drinking beer.
Definitely a bitter beer, but never gets close to the palate wrecking ways of an IPA. Everything about the flavor is exactly what I would expect from a bitter. Another very good job by Surly.