AWISLguy (1290) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz can brought from MN by the boys. Was supposed to be Furious for the Desert IPA-land tasting, but wound up being just a sub, and a low finisher. Pours yellowish orange, unclear, with a white head leaving some lacing. Aroma has pine & some citrus with toffee and faint fresh fruits. Taste is of pine and grapefruit and some resin, with buttery toffee malts underneath. Not a fluid balance, IMO. Light to medium bodied, and quite dry. Finishes definitely to the bitter side of bittersweet. Not a lot of life or distinction in this one, which is a disappointment coming from quite a strong brewery.
nulptr (114) - SCOTLAND - SEP 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
golden color, pours a lovely small head that quickly dissipates leaving a thin lacing. tastes of resiny pine with some citrus, with a slightly sweet, dry finish. Surly isnít always complex but very solid.
northropfrye (2208) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks card04 for this; it was much appreciated after quite a while of rating crappy euromacros from the Kenora LC. Light amber body with white head that doesnít last too long but leaves some nice lacing. Aroma of pine, sweet grains, molasses, a little resinous. Taste is nicely bitter but unlike the sarcastic description it does have a nice sweet balance to it as well. Another quality brew from Surly.
cards04 (1758) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A great ipa. Aromas of dank resin and citrus. Some pineapple too. Nice peach pour with full bodied mouth feel. Flavours are sweet citrus and tropical fruit followed by a bracing spicy hop bitterness. Awesome.
maekchu (2134) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the Surly Taproom. Big citrusy nose, with a lot of peach jam. Dark straw color. Good balance in initial / hops certainly dominate the mid palate / severe bitterness in final. Very nice. Nearly as good as Furious, with somewhat less body.
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
6th August 2013
Tasting at Bruceís pad. Light haze on this gold - amber beer. Small pale cream coloured head. Softish palate, fine carbonation. Nice hops - rich floral orange and orange marmalade. Touches of lemon and grapefruit. Sweetish pine. Whisper of peach and hop spice. Finishes semi dry. Well integrated and very tasty.
48FanInCali (725) - California, USA - AUG 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid effort. Nice citrus hoppiness balanced out with some sweet malt. Super drinkable.
MotherBrother (693) - Aalborg, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ GTMW 13.
Pour is clear yellow, with a small frothy white head.
Aroma is fruity/juicy hops, slight tropical fruits, citrus and a light malty/caramel backbone.
The taste has some sweet notes up-front, with a nice amount of hoppy bitterness from the middle and out.
Average body, with a slightly fizzy carbonation.
BazookaJoe (238) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours orange with a sweet piney aroma. Starts bitter them a soapy sweet hop flavor. Needs more hops to be called West Coast.
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phaleslu (6504) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft pour at GTMW 2013. Pours gold with a big eggshell white head. Notes of lemon and grapefruit citrus, pine, fresh ground-up herbs, and plenty of florals. Some balancing caramel and pale malts. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a dry mouthfeel. Really nice, refreshing IPA.