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RATINGS: 430   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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Brewed with lots of Golden Promise and Pale Ale malts with a touch of Oats and light hazy gold in color. Ultra crisp bitterness from Warrior hops, with Glacier hops adding the peach,orange and apricot aroma. We dry-hopped this one because...we like hops.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
graincrusher (8) - ames, Iowa, USA - JUN 17, 2008 does not count
this is a great beer. tastes very much like a dry hopped english bitter. interesting characteristic. surly makes the best beers iíve ever had out of a can.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5100) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 16, 2008
On tap at the Hop Leaf in Chicago. The aroma was fall leaves with some caramel. There was also a definite black tea note. The taste was bitter with some black tea. There was also some apple core along with a woody finish. This was ok, but I wanted a little more malt balance.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 16, 2008
Can. Pours absolutely gorgeous, stunning orange color with a nice soapy bright white head. Perfect appearance. There are a couple granules of something floating around in there. I donít think itís yeast but itís interesting anyways. Wonderful soft citrus hop aroma. Soft is the word that keeps coming to my head. Very nice smell of mango and some peach with a definite toasty maltiness underneath. I can usually tell what kind of hops are used but this is confusing me. Amarillo maybe? (Note: This review was written before I read the description and found out it is Glacier). Taste is super smooth with a perfect level of carbonation. Almost a cask ale type mouthfeel. Very nice balance between the citrus hops and the toasted malt character. Super drinkable. This beer is phenominal. What I would give to have constant access to this.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - JUN 15, 2008
RateBeer is amazingly consistent for most beers for me. I try this beer, made from a famous brewer like Surly. I think it is mediocre (for the beers I try), but I expect that when I see the actual rating it will much higher than my rating, because of the fame of the brewer. But, that is not the case. Everyone seems to think this beer is the same quality as I think, despite the connection to a great beer such as Darkness. Smells like oranges. Orange color. Mild bitternes. Leans dry. Nice

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2008
Courtesy TheCheeseMan. Dark golden straw color, thin even white head. Light toasty aroma touched by a mild earthy hop presence. Smooth taste - nice grassy hops over a healthy malt base. A good bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 13, 2008
Can (love it!) courtesy of Guerde. Pours a clear amber with one finger off-white head and nice lacing. Nose is mild floral and bitter hops with some bready malts. Taste is mild malt with some citrus before a nice dry bitter finish. Medium mouth feel. Good beer Ė thanks Andy!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
moelikebeer (221) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2008
Can. Dark orange pour with no head. Aroma of marmalade, citrusy and herbal hops. Similar flavor with a slight sourness. Also, just a hint of smokiness in the finish. Malty and carbonated mouthfeel. Very nice, interesting beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dyetube (1182) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2008
DFW Tasting 6/8/08 Thanks to Bu11zeye for sharing! Aroma is grassy and citrus. The flavor falls short of this but this is a great session beer! Cheers!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (3958) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2008
Smells of hops, citrus, grass, much like open a bag of fresh hops. Looks is light amber with a decent head. Pineapple, fruits, pine, and others citus in the taste with a nice light bitterness that goes down easy.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 10, 2008
Pours like a hazy iced tea with a decent off-white head that shows good retention and lacing. Smells a little like iced tea too with leafy hops and some spices on top of the malt background. Definitely some citrus and pine hops with lots of grassy scents in there. Taste also has pine and citrus hops, mainly grass and leaves. Definitely get oranges, grapefruits and lemon zest in the taste. The hops were a bit tart and balanced out well with the sweetness of the caramel malts. Mouthfeel is medium and very (you guessed it) bitter with strong carbonation. This is definitely a drinkable brew despite the bitter connotations and taste. Itís like a nice iced tea on a summer afternoon.


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