fraternie (988) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Super citrusy, with grapefruit and mango fruit notes that turn a bit harsh and soapy through the heavily hopped finish.
shigadeyo (3612) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big aroma of citrus and pine hops along with a smudge of caramel; cloudy deep orange gold color with a bubbly beige head; bittersweet toffee caramel malt, sticky pine resin, grapefruit peel, candied lemon, some dried fruit in the sticky, dry, bitter finish; medium body; a touch sticky, but nice airy feel on the palate; damn good and reminds me of the good ole days of pine and citrus-forward IPAs when the original C-hops were the stars and Citra nowhere in sight!
rosskyle (496) - - AUG 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
16oz can. Golden color with a slight haze. White fluffy head. Citrus hops honey pine aroma. Medium body medium carbonation. Sweet citrus up front with a hops pine bitter finish.
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21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 19, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent beer. Not my favorite from the Surly line though. I have had plenty of west coast ipaís and this one just doesnít live up. Its not bad but its not great. I would throw this in my session fridge though.
valpoaj (713) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - JUL 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can pour - dated a few weeks ago, so thatíll play. Pour is a deep orange with a robust white head. Aroma is intense (really intense) - fruity hops dominate, but some grassy/resinous hops, malts and a bit of spice intertwined - guess if youíre going for a homer, swing for the fences... Flavor is pretty good - a decent dose of malt backbone to offset the hop profile, and a pretty strong bitterness throughout the drink. Bit of biscuit or yeast in there as well... Finishes a bit medicinal. Palate is medium bodied and appropriate...dry mouthfeel. One dimensional, but canít fault the brew when thatís the goal, and thatís what I expected when I picked this one off the shelf. More than a solid brew - delish.
peterschreurs (113) - Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another great west coast IPA. Surely never disappoints when it comes to a solid drinking beer.
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drpimento (2971) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 8, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aromaís really good with fruit, malt, caramel, hops, herbs, grass. Appearance is good too with a nice head that settles after a bit, good lacing, and a clear gold amber color. Flavor to me is a slightly modified West Coast Style or, West Coast interpreted. Loads of hops and their bitterness, good strength, and in this case, a little more balancing malt ( which I like ). Slightly medicinal finish. Gimme another.
1pintatatime (134) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a can. Nice gold color with thin off-white head. Strong aroma of citrus and resin. Starts bitter but has a bit of an almost apricot sweetness underneath. Thatís quickly followed by a long, bitter finish. Very drinkable.
akoeninger (642) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 27, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty beer when poured. Orange gold. Juicy, dank, resinous hop aroma and taste. Light bit of toasted malt is present in background. Very flavorful, good bitter finish and lingering fruity hop aftertaste. Fairly dry. A very good west coast ipa, wish it came in 6 packs rather than 4, but Iíd have no qualms buy 8.
whitehotg8 (85) - Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can poured into the ipa glass. Nice orange-gold hue with an off-white head. Smells of dank hops with citrus fruits and sweet resin. Taste is on point! Plenty of gushing fruits and the typical hop bite with a slightly dry finish. If youíre a fan on the west coast ipa... you owe yourself the opportunity to try this one out. Cheers to Surly!