BSchnab (118) - Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
aroma is citrus and piney color is light golden color, taste is bitter citrus, doesnt linger too long, another great surly beer
jkwood04 (3948) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint can in a tulip. Pours amber with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of citrusy, fruity hops plus a nice pale/caramel maltiness. Flavor the same with a nice hoppy, fruity finish. Average texture. A good IPA, but having this right after Furious, it canít compare.
bytemesis (3152) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz can, via Florida thanks to Homer321! Pours hazy golden amber with a huge off-white head that dissipates slowly with nice lacing in its wake. Aroma is citrus, pine, not strong. Flavor is about the same, light sweet and medium bitter. Medium body and a very oily mouthfeel.
Bestbrew1 (60) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not a big fan of malty beers but this one is another solid beer from Surly. Not my favorite of their beers but itís still good. Itís too bad they couldnít use the rainbow and unicorn on the can.
nimbleprop (4873) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz can pours a clear orange with some lacing, white head. Aroma is nice, floral, citrus, lemon, pine, soap but not too pungent. Flavor is the same with some malty sweetness rounding out the harsher edges. A very good IPA, but far from transcendent.
barn0216 (403) - California, USA - MAY 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can. Clear golden color, nice head retention, moderate lacing. Bright citrusy hop aroma, fragrant. Excellent bitter flavor, a bit fruity, with a faintly detectable grain malt character toward the end. Another great beer from surly.
AZBennett (114) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice light orange with an off white head that starts big and quickly dissipates leaving spotty lacing. Aromas are tropical fruit, citrus, bread, and a touch of grass. Flavors are nicely citrus and then a big hint of tropical (guava and maybe young mango), some malt hints dance around on the edges all topped off with a big dose of grassy/piney bitterness that flows into a long dry aftertaste. Palate is a tad thin on this and they head and carbonation are just a little wanting. Overall, a very nice and balanced WC IPA that I would rate right up with the big dogs. Itís not as balanced as my two favorite IPAs but darn close.
undsioux7 (797) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear golden with a white head that slowly goes away. This is certainly a classic west coast ipa! Grapefruit, pine, citrus with a nice hop bite, balanced nicely from the malt. Good stuff maynerd.
beerbill (3409) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 oz. can thanks to khoffman43. Pours a clear gold with a moderate white head that lasted until nearly mid-glass and laced the glass well. Very pleasant aroma that is filled with grapefruit with notes of ornage and pine as well. Very citrusy and fruity. The flavor begins with malt, but that is quickly overrun by substantial hops bitterness consisting of grapefruit, again with notes of orange and pine. Strong, sharp bitterness at the finish. Frankly it was a bit much for me and gave me heartburn.
boFNjackson (4134) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can @ a recent tasting... Poured golden with a nice forming white head. This was awesome. Definitely in my top IPAs for 2013 so far. Crisp, big and bright hop notes. Loads of hop flavor without being too bitter. Citrus and tropical fruits in there too with a dab of doughy malts. Nailed that crisp, west coast IPA flavor for sure.