ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - APR 16, 2008
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can via trade with mreusch. Incredibly darker than I was expecting. Burnt copper color with an ivory head. Big, citrusy hop aroma- short of lemony with a "toned down" grapefruit note. Grassy hop flavors. Sweetish caramel maltiness and More grapefruit and citrus hop notes in the flavor. Grainy, caramel malt flavors. Iíd consider this a very "outside-the-box" IPA but Iíd be lying if I said I didnít enjoy it. A very well made beer.
alliance100 (676) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz can - light pine and tropical fruit aroma . Medium bitterness , with some lingering fruit . Very approachable .
jh773 (128) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy amber orange with no visible carbonation and a thick, slightly orange head. Hint of citrus aroma. Tangy flavor; charred hops, bitterness. Light body, smooth palate, lingering drying finish. A little flat for my taste.
DutchDrebus (4019) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Joes. Clear amber to copper colour with a small off-white head. Smells hops, gasoline, fresh, nice little. Tastes bitter, hops, fresh, grassy, pine, fruity. Medium body, nice crisp carbo.
Benzai (8227) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can @ home thanks to Mista. Clear dark orange to reddish color, medium to full sized off-white head. Aroma is malts, hops, fruit hops, grapefruit. Taste malts, hops, fruit hops, grapefruit, bitter, pine, resinous bitter. Medium body and carbonation. Very nice!
bmerz (709) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can about 5 weeks old. Pours darker gold with a nice soft head and decent lace. Aroma is rich dank, spicy, and cedar hops on earthy moist grain. Flavor is bitter, spicy, soapy, and even a bit of something that reminds me of smoke but isnít, the sweetness is lost almost but is there. Feel is lively but potent, almost medicinal. This is an odd one. Itís not what I like in an IPA but itís got a lot of character.
BoBoChamp (5448) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl can, American brew, thx alot to Thomas for bringing this over!, complex bitter brew, bitter/malty/fruity and slightly woody/sweet, very balanced, hazy, good head, very good brew
Braudog (5743) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewery. This is a big, ruddy red beer. The aroma and flavors are big as well ... chewy, caramel malt, piled on with a solid, hoppy twist. Not sure itís a "100", but itís damn good. (#5652, 8/28/2014)
daje (2450) - NORWAY - SEP 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Haand Festival 2014. Medium brown body with a white head. Piny aroma with toffee and fruity hops, taste is light sweet, caramel malt and fruity hops. Intense bitterness, dry hoppy finish. Nice one.
ACHops (689) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Toronado Seattle. Pours bright orangish brown with thin lacy white head. Aroma is big caramel malt with light floral citrusy hops. Taste is roasty sweet caramel malt with balanced earthy citrusy hops. Quite malty for an IPA, but well balanced with plenty of hops to balance. Much less hop driven than a west coast IPA, but big and flavorful nonetheless. Super stoked to finally try a Surly beer.
knickskicks (725) - - AUG 30, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Orange-brown pour. Nose is onion, pineapple. Taste is onion, citrus, resin, pineapple. Dry bitter finish.