JLAudio (282) - Crestwood, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2009
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Honestly, my favorite beer...my deserted island beer. Pours a reddish hue, with tons of frothy head. Vigorous lacing clings to the glass. It has intense aromas of serious grapefruit, spice, citrus, and pine. The flavors are unbelievablely balanced, even in this unbalanced IPA, showing a strong malty forefront which melds well with the intense hop backbone...just the perfect amount of malty sweetness presence. The finish seems to last minutes on the palate, as the sting of your tongue gently fades...not to mention, itís only 6% abv, which is a feat in itself to have so much complexity in such a small abv.
Steve_0 (3095) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Pour is Clear orange with a big white head and sticky lacing. Big grapefruit, candied oranges, some grass notes, light cat piss and weed notes in the aroma. Taste is weed, orange peel, grass, some grapefruit, bread, and herbal hops with a medium bitter finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Tasty, Iím just not a huge simcoe fan.
Bricks (683) - Delaware, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Great floral smell. Mediocre brownish appearance. Smooth, balanced taste. Good.
dhasmonek (38) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong beer with good malt backbone. It is heavy in the hops. Almost to much bitter hops for my taste.
nmcnair (5) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2015 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Piney, citrusy and bitter. Terrific lacing, great ruby color, and the taste stays on your lips for hours afterward.
markducommun (289) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden orange, cloudy with an ample tan head. Apricot or pineapple, honey, lightly floral, some pine resin. Quite bitter backed by nice amount of biscuity malt sweetness. Medium body, fairly oily, quite acidic, lively, longer acrid finish. Excellent.
joet (2322) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tan light copper hued. Ivory foam. Orange rind, caramel threads, tangy and bitter, sweet caramels.
Gmku (295) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I love the Abrasive one from Surly, and I, like others, am excited to see an interesting new brewer in the region. However, I was a little disappointed in this offering, as it is fairly thin tasting and one-dimensional. Not a bad beer at all, of course, but I was expecting something more than another average IPA.
bwa5879 (782) - Portage, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep orange pour with a quarter inch beige head. Nice aromatic hops, pine and florals, pollen too. Average carbonation, thick frothy mouthfeel, effervescent crisp finish, numbing to tongue. Taste is bites pine hips and citrus zest with smooth even balance provided by Carmel malt.
Capa (2204) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - APR 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lovely clean Amber with a tan head. Aroma is intense pine, candied tropical fruits, mild toasted malt. Medium thin bodied. Flavor starts relatively sweet, pine, citrus fruit. Finishes with lingering medium bitterness. Pretty solid. I wish the flavor lived up to the aroma.
krumbum (591) - 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.