brian60625 (701) - Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint on tap at Bad Apple in Chicago. It's exciting to see Surly back in town. Amber appearance, moderate amount of foam and lacing. Hoppy, grass and pine aroma. Taste is all of the above with a solid caramel and malt backbone to balance things out. It's also not as bitter as I had thought it would be, given the 99 ibu's. Medium bodied and smooth, mild carbonation. Overall it's a fine ipa and definitely worth a try, but it isn't as much of a jaw dropper as I had hoped.
andyhwcinc (1262) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Purchased at West Lakeview Liquors in Chicago, IL; enjoyed at home during a frustrating Saturday night. Iím the opposite of frustrated though that Surly is now available in Chicago, which rules! This is a top of the line IPA. Appearance is a dark but slightly clear gold with a thin white head that lightly laces to the glass. Aroma is a huge mixture of citrus and grassy hops, definite tropical fruit notes. Taste is big in hops but surprisingly crisp and smooth to drink, a very enjoyable IPA which is quite rare. Looking forward to having this readily available within the market!
kwd1996 (21) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice IPA. Great aroma and nice finish. Bitter but bright on the tongue. Recommended for bitter beer lovers.
ryecatcher (550) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 oz can. Pours a deep orangey color, decent off-white head with tremendous retention (Iíve never seen a beer hold its top like this other than Guinness), solid lacing. Nose is tropical fruit and dankness (kinda reminds me of the time when I was 12 years old, on a cold morning at the rink 5:00 am one Sunday morning, when I discovered the cat had pissed in my hockey bag). Mouth is dry and fruity (mango, guava, passion fruit), lots of bitterness, but smooth at the same time (if that makes sense) nice long finish, and even at 6% this still feels sessionable. Having Surly in Chicago is a beautiful thing.
Christpuncher (543) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very hoppy and fruity ipa. Super fruity and really bitter beer. Goes Dow. Smooth and pits a light yellow in color.
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TBone (11386) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber color, small steady beige head, lace. Fruity hoppy, even a bit cat pissy aroma. Medium-bodied. Fruity, grapefruity hoppyness. Fresh, nice lingering bitterness.
skmikeg (622) - Poway, California, USA - NOV 17, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Urge. Pours a amber copper with a one finger white head with nice lacing. Aroma is of citrus, pin, peach, tropical fruits, sweet malts, and some bready malts. Taste is similar to the aroma with some nice passion fruit, tropical malts, caramel, and sweet malts. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi dry, moderately bitter, medium long finish. Overall, a tasty and well balanced IPA from a state not know for good craft beer.
merc7186 (1502) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Brownish/Reddish Hue, Passes Mild Light, White Head, Decent Lacing
S: Piney, Citrus, Grainy Malts, Mild Caramel
T: Piney, Grapefruit, Grainy Malts
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Bitter, Mildly Drying
Overall, a solid bitter IPA with a nice flavor meld of hops and malts.
Prufrockstar (478) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can, just arrived on my doorstep - thanks Jeff! Pours clear amber; offwhite head; streaky lacing, good retention. Aroma: pine, caramel, biscuit, grass, cat. Taste: moderate caramel sweetness, grassy/piney hop presence, assertive and lingering bitter finish that is surprisingly not harsh. Medium body, creamy slick texture. Overall: solid ipa with a well-deserved reputation. Not totally sure what makes this "furious," (I guess the entire ipa market has become increasingly aggressive?) -- I find it downright pleasant. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mR_fr0g (1422) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
can share at Craft Clerkenwell. Thanks to Ryan. Amber, copper colour with a nice off white head. Aroma is pine, resin, caramel biscuit malt, some berry. Flavour is caramel, pine , wet grass, Assertive mellow bitterness. Malt bill has a light toast, nutty caramel. Lowish moderate carb. Dryish finish.