BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can and served in snifter: Pours a clean golden hue with a lasting frothy head and good lace. Nice juicy and dank notes on the nose along with some mineral and metallic undertones as well. Very dry almost tannic like finish sort of is off putting and knocks down the Palate score. Whiny, citric, and slightly hop spiced character. It is drinking good.
teorn88 (5581) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can thanks to Leighton/Ryan. It pours a hazy light golden color with a medium white head. Aroma is floral and lemony, with hops and maltiness. Taste is nicely dry, with mild hoppiness. Citrusy and grassy. Medium body with good carbonation. Quite good
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
16oz cans from Binnyís. This pours a clear orange with a light white head and some lacing in the glass, the aroma has quite a bit of tropical fruits, some pineapple and grapefruit, nothing crazy but nice, the flavor has a nice smooth front end with some citrus and tropical fruit in the finish, pretty nice.
gunnar (7385) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Snared can at CBC, Clerkenwell. Pours cloudy golden with a small white head. Aroma of marmelade, some fresh citrussy hops. Taste is crisp and fresh hops, grapefruit and oranges, under a nice rich malty body. Good one.
ChiGuy68 (500) - Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rated from a pint can. It poured a clear golden/orange with abundant effervescence, a frothy off white head, and quite a bit of lacing. Hoppy citrus aroma (lemon & grapefruit). Biting hop taste with a bitter finish on the tongue. A solid, enjoyable, west cost style IPA. Has become part of my main rotation now that it is available in Chicago.
Christpuncher (2547) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2015 Really hoppy and smooth ipa. It is just the opposite of its name, it is under rated. Nice and citruscy and smells hoppy. Had this one at home. i have tried this again and brought the rating down, not as piney and dank as i like.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
EdKing (2305) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can at the Gunnar tasting at Craft Clerkenwell. Slight haze orange amber colour with white head. Nose is very forward caramel, fruity, citrous, orange marmalade, grain musky alcohol. Taste is very hop bitter, pine, new sneakers, green hop acidic, caramel. Body is touch watery but big flavours.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can from kbutler1 in a trade. Thanks Kevin! Pours an almost clear dark orange with a half finger of white head. Aroma of citrus and tropical fruits with a hint of pine. Taste is heavily bitter. Pine at first then loads of grapefruit. Hop-heavy but still very balanced. Medium bodied with a surprisingly creamy texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, great. Iíve had some good and some not so good from surly, but I would definitely put this in the winner column.
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JAN 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Pours a clear royal yellow gold with a decent off-white head that subsides to a 1-4 inch.
Appearance: A decent mixture of pine and citrus hop scent. Some rock sugar sweetness.
Taste: Fresh hop fruitiness first. Simcoe/citra perhaps. Orange, honey dew, pineapple. some peppery bitterness. Dry malt. Bitterness catches up after the sip.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Juicy. Slightly rough carbonation.
Overall: I like it! Delivers the goods as well as Furious and Abrasive does. I would say itís pretty balanced for the ďstyle.Ē Would you agree?
ryecatcher (1237) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours a hazy, golden orange,medium white head, okay retention and lacing. Nose is dank and resinous, tropical fruit (mango, guava, citrus) and some pine. Mouth is medium bodied, dry with a pleasantly understated hoppy bitterness that kinda creeps upon you, grapefruit, guava, lemongrass, citrus peel zest. Not much balance, but who cares? I donít WC-styled IPAs to taste malt. Surly delivers again. Happy New Year 2014!