chinchill (1269) - 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 (1667) - 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 (4049) - 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 it’s 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 I’d 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.
maekchu (1700) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Some restrained citrus, herbs (maybe sage), and light blonde raisins. Dull brown color with a thin head like pancake batter. Light caramel / Brit-style maltiness comes through, with some metallic notes / finishes with a dose of hops, then balances, and then disappears. Thin-medium body. Good, low-alc, session stuff.
madmitch76 (13081) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
6th August 2013
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Hazy amber beer, small off white head. Palate is light, superfine carbonation. Neutral malt. Slighy floral note and light orangey citrus. Finishes softish and semi dry. Mild minerals. Flirting with bland but okay.
BazookaJoe (216) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours golden orange with a light hop aroma. Flavor of biscuits and bitter hops but finishes bland
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Bacterial (1069) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour at Surly during the RBSG. Crisp clear yellow in color with a white head. Nice bitterness. Not overbearing. Refreshing and clean. Easy drinking session brew.
umich03jm (1501) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can thanks to khoffman43. Pours a hazy golden amber color with a small foamy head that fades normally to a ring. Aroma is grainy with peaches, apricots, and grass. Taste has a very light sweetness and moderate bitterness. Fresh peach and apricot hops mixed with a grainy malt base. Dry, crisp, bitter finish. In a blind taste I would think this is IPL. Lots of flavor packed into a light abv beer.
nellycale (169) - Caledonia, Minnesota, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours a cloudy orange amber hue with light white head. Looks unfiltered. Aroma of Sweet malts, orange and peach with a hoppy zing. Taste of malt, biscuit with some apricot and orange nice balanced hop finish. A refreshing bitter with great taste only coming in at 4%. Well done Surly!
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