Tortman18 (174) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark ruby/amber with a thick and creamy, mocha head. A lot of lacing present. The nose is all hops. A lot of piney, resinous notes come in strong at first, but they break way for a slight citrus touch. A little bit of sweet malts and caramel are present as well. The mouth is very similar. A ton of piney hops and bitterness. The sweet malts and caramel play a role here as well. Smooth finish that leaves a nice, lingering bitterness.
krumbum (578) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 18, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Big fall leaves on a crisp day aromas. Cloudy orange tinted brown with ring and isles of head. Smooth earthy hop hits, ballances, then rinsed. Very refreshing yet still great flavors.
ChrisSc (340) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint glass on tap. St Louis Park, MN.
Pours copper/amber in color. Moderately hazy. Small white head.
Aroma is heavily hopped. Citrus and pine notes dominate. Caramely, malty under notes as well.
Taste is mildly bitter, sweetness as well. Nicely balanced.
Medium-full body for the style. Solid malty mouth feel. Generally enjoyed this beer.
FestDecBeet (358) - - MAR 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Look: pours a dark orange. White fluffy head. Very clear.
Smell: hops. Grapefruit. Mango. Orange.
Taste: grapefruit. Mango. Oranges.
Feel: dry. Medium carbonation.
Overall: good beer. Like the hood and malt combo. Very smooth.
First drank: home 3/15/15
fidelis83 (2092) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly hazy auburn pour with a two finger, creamy beige head that has great retention and leaves decent lacing. Aroma is dark caramel, lots of toast, light nutty notes, light crusty bread, citrus, pine and some sweet stone fruit. Flavor is very toasty and somewhat nutty up front, some nice cereal, dark caramel, crusty bread, a toasty, almost smoky wood note, deep, bitter citrus, woody pine, and hints of bitter stone fruit. Medium body, juicy, chewy entry, medium, blanketing and sharp carbonation and still juicy, but drier, finish with a nice hoppy bite. Really great beer, all the right notes for a punch you in the face with citrus and pine kinda IPA, but with a surprisingly deep malt base and just the right feel accompany it.
jmohno (1183) - Iowa, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2015 Lovely color, red, red amber. Microyeast bits. Hoppy aroma not real intense, fruit floral spice combo maybe. probably will rerate because Im getting over a cold. I bugged out when I seen this in the store in IA today,as Ive been waiting a long ass time to try any surly. I cringed though when I seen hyvee stack them in the produce aisle as a display instead of a fridge where they belong. Not complaining I got one from the fridge cooler and thankfull they are distributed. Has a sharpness in taste- maybe a roasted/toasted caramel, citrus, with a almost grahmy like crackery malt, then hops, lots of pine, loads of bitter. good dryness in finish. Quite piney and bitter with a solid distinct malt flavor/character.
MadShaolin (67) - - MAR 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Citrus and spicy smell. Strong malt backbone that is refined. Hop bittering is strong but balanced well by the bready, plumy malt. Finish is evolving from bitterness and light fruit to dried fruit. Taste flows nicely
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pcshotsauce33 (61) - Columbus, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quenches my hoppy palate with a very drinkability smooth carbonation that makes me wanna pound them down like Miller Lite when I was 18. Not as exciting as it’s big brother Abrasive which plays Varsity where I’d say this is a solid JV player...Cheers!
Brentv (450) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From pint can at MSP airport. Citrus aroma. Grapefruit flavor with grapefruit bitterness. Medium weight slick mouthfeel.
JMurph72 (14) - - FEB 19, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: Grapefruit, citrus, and pine
Appearance: deep amber with minimal white head
Taste: light initial bitterness, finishes with a medium bitterness and light sweetness. Bitterness lingers
Mouthfeel: light bodied, slightly sticky
Overall good beer. Great hop aroma and bitterness to balance out the maltiness.
briandwagner (19) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great IPA. Full body and really hoppy. Has a nice hint of grapefruit. Very smooth. Almost velvety.