hopscotch (10076) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2009 Can… Clear yellow lager with a small, wispy, white head. Good retention. Lots of white and black pepper in the nose, but I’m also picking up a little jalapeno, habanero and pale grain. Light to medium-bodied with fizzy carbonation. Honey, toffee, pepper and a light slap-on-the-cheek of acetaldehyde. Like the can, I guess this beer’s a little green. Finishes bittersweet and then dries out. Thanks to Skyview for the bottle!
rabba9 (115) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can pour is light yellow with an extremely long lasting white head. Aroma is of malt and earthy hops. Taste is sweet almost bread like with a nice earthy/floral hop finish. Mouthfeel is a light bodied but highly carbonated lager. One of the better lagers I’ve tried, I enjoy the presence of hops in this easy drinking beer. Keep it up Surly!
LilBeerDoctor (3516) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours a clear light orange with a small white head. Aroma of grainy malt. Flavor of sweet fruits, grainy malt, some bitter hops in the finish. Very solid, easy drinking. Palate is nice, not too sweet or too plain. Nice z/k/l!!
markas101 (1988) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 10, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl can, Fargo, ND, USA. Deep golden, minimal head. Balanced hop/malt aroma, medium mouthfeel, some slight sweetness on the finish.
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - SEP 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16OZ CAN VIA Mys Swap 4 (thanks skyview), pours a clear amber with a small white head. Nose is grainy. Taste is caramel, toasty biscuits, some mild earthy hops, and a bit of hay. Body is medium, carbonation is moderate. Very tasty and easy to drink.
bu11zeye (12150) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of grass, toasted grain, earth, and light herbal notes. Flavor of grass, cereal, florals, and earth.
TURDFERGUSON (4018) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can shared by JCB. Thanks Jason. This was really yummy. Fresh, slightly hoppy, earthy, dough, nice malt. I could drink a case of this. I wish this was in my fridge. Refreshing and on point. I really like what surly is doing.
theisti (3451) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - SEP 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz can. Pour is a clear golden tellow with a birgh two inch white head. Head falls loosely with nice lacing. Aroma is immediately of grass and floral hops. A nice earthy malt presence is right below. A bit doughy as well. Clean and fresh, nice nose. Taste is a nice blend of the grassy floral hops, and the grainy earthy malt. Some corn pokes in as well, though adds complexity and body so is not too off putting. Palate is medium-thin, normal carbonation and a nice gentle long earthy finish. Really drinkable beer.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Number 4 in my GTMW favorites: Poured a bright golden colour with lots of carbonation. Nice large white head with instant aroma of fresh hops and noticeable corn/malty notes. Despite that it maintains a pretty firm, fruity mouthfeel. full and spritzy with some lemon zest and pear notes."
tgncc (3005) - Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Shared at WTWBA 2009. The aroma is malt, grass flowers. The appearance is a clear yellow, white head. The flavor follows the aroma, mostly sweet, malty, grass, flowers, and some bread. The finish is sweet, with a hint of noble hops. Not bad. Hard to find this style normally.