OldMrCrow (2215) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can courtesy of kosko20.
Pours a dark red-orange, lovely peach and pineapple nose that is complex, hoppy, and not overbearing. Great malt balance, warm and chewy, even some chocolate whispers in there, playing around in SN Celebration territory. My first time with this beer; it lives up to the hype. Great stuff!
bookman10 (775) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Intensely bitter and hoppy. Very complex mix of flavors--could that be grapefruit? Pours amber-gold, with a fairly nice, thick head. Had on tap and in can on numerous occasions.
zer0crew (119) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 19, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2009 On tap at Barley Johns. Great aroma, god and hoppy but not too overpowering. Definitely a well-executed blend of a few different hops. Sweet IPA.
roborb (66) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cans from DBhog and lb4lb, thanks guys!
Poured into a standard pint glass this beer produced a nice amber hue with a long lasting 1 finger head. The aroma consisted of pine and citrus. The taste almost mirrors the smell for me. I found that the first sip is very crisp due to the hop profile and carbonation. This beer, however, finished very dry. This is an excellent IPA and should be looked out for. Well done Surly!
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask at Day of the Living Ales, Tea-bagged version. This won the festival last year, and it was my vote this year (or at least in my top 3). It’s just a really great IPA that is really great on cask, and really awesome with the addition of the tea bagging. Remarkably round - an excellent compliment between malt and piney hops. Complex but not contrived.
imadeadguy (378) - back in NJ!, New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can poured into pub glass. Pour is deep amber with frothy white head. Aromas of piney hops, resin, slight fruit, and some citrus. Flavor is crisp and finishes somewhat dry. Resin, piney hops, and malt are throughout. Very nice for an IPA.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can courtesy of OHLRangers. Pours a hazy reddish brown with thin off-white head. Aroma is sweet and floral with notes of citrus, grapefruit, apricot, sweet floral hops. Flavor is sweet and floral with notes of citrus, honey, caramel, floral hops. Generally light to medium body with a hoppy finish.
SHIG (4060) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 6, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can: Poured a orange with white head. Aroma is malty and hops. Taste is tongue lashing citrus and hops that mixed well with the malts.
rabba9 (115) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2009 Appearance: Gold and Amber
Flavor: Citrus and Pine
Palate: Smooth, Bitter
Overall Impression: The pine and citrus flavor is very prevalant in this IPA. I enjoy the citrus flavor but the finish is a tad too much pine and bitterness.
Lubiere (11589) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazy dark copper orange ale with a thick frothy creamy light moka head. A wonderful hops aroma, resinous, with citrus and marmelade notes, some caramel. Wow! In mouth, a light malt with good citrusy c-hops, a bit lighter than expected from aroma. An excellent IPA. Gift from Piscator. Tasted with Probstk, May 26 2007.