TURDFERGUSON (3948) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 24, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from GenoG. Thanks Adam! Pours an orange amber with a small white head. Huge aroma of caramel malts, and tight, earthy citrusy hops. Flavor is equally tasty with a lot more hops and a nice malt backbone to balance it. Well made ipa. Wish I could drink this everyday. Do these come in 30 packs?
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 23, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 oz. can from slob, thanks for this goodie! Pours hazy dark reddish copper, with a huge, fluffy beige head that leaves thick lace. Aroma features caramel, toast, floral and citrus, spice and ripe fruit. Rich malt backbone with toffee, citrus peel and pine needles, nice balance to the flavors, sweet orange juice in the finish. Smooth, medium to full body and easy carbonation. Wow, this is a great beer - especially from a can!
Driftwood6 (214) - USA - NOV 21, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Small Bar- Division, Chicago. The prominent flavor is the hop bitterness-- I can believe itís around 100 IBUs. I thought it was ok, but not spectacular. I think I was a little unimpressed because it tasted just like an IPA I made about a month ago.
dogfishho (588) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drank this one out of the can for the novelty, but from other descriptions, it sounds like itís a nice looking beer. Itís definitely a nice looking can! The aroma is very fruity. While the hops are evident, the aroma goes beyond the typical citrus fruit notes and into some kind of tropical mix. The flavor is very well balanced. While the hops are certainly strong and flavorful, they are not overwhelmingly bitter so as to take away from a very complex toffee flavored malt. The finish is very nice as well as it is crisp and very clean on the palate. Overall, this is an aggressive IPA done right!
larsga (6177) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thin offwhite head. Amber body with light carbonation. Intense oily mango aroma with catty hop notes. Dry-and-sweet roasty catty mango taste, somewhat chalky. Slightly oily mouthfeel. Dry chalky catty hop aftertaste. Itís good, but itís a bit one-sided and thin. Still interesting. (0.47l can at Knut Albertís.)
KnutAlbert (6067) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rather light body, but with a full assault of the hops. More a showcase for the hops, the maltiness underneath does not stand a chance in this duel!
valpoaj (627) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - NOV 9, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2007 Nice deep amber pour with a thick head...awesome glass of beer from a can! Nose is heavy on the hops...very pleasant citrus and woodsy aroma. Very bitter on the palate, there is definitely some malty flavors in the background, but the focus is indeed on the hops. Caramel malts seem to dominate, and the mouthfeel is well above average. Aftertaste was very intriguing...very, very bitter, but mellows out after a short while. A bit too bitter for my personal preferences, but for a heavily hopped beer, this is pretty darn good...props to Surly
BuckeyeBoy (2692) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 7, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a Big Boy Can. O ya. Pours out a nice amber topped with a off white head. A very nice hop aroma along with a great hop tast. A very nice and thick body. Thanks Jake.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from tytoanderso - thanks, dude! I must say that this brew pretty much lives up to its rep (as is true for all Surly beers Iíve now tried). A lustrous copper pour with a nice silky head, and very good retention (in a can!). A bit aroma of citrus and pine, but extremely well balanced with the malts, giving the beer a pleasant heft. I would drink this by the case if it were readily available here!
jake65 (2611) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - NOV 6, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from Tytoanderso - Thanks! Pours a dark amber colow with a medium, creamy beige head. Thick lacing. Nose is intense with citrus, pine, and caramel. Flavor is full of hops, citrus and piney. The maltiness is subtle, this is lives up to the hop loaded hype. I really enjoyed this brew!