Jow (3237) - New York, USA - JUN 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had with outstanding lunch at Bistro in decorah Iowa. Pours hazy light orange like a creamsicle. Nose is wet grass and orange. Tastes very grassy, grapefruit, oranges, resin, light vsherbert. Quite tasty bitter finish.
jrob21 (3335) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at first sunday. A little band aid hop and yeast presence. Still aggressive with the hops especially in the aroma. Lots of grapefruit citrus. Would love a more diverse hop profile but not going to knock it too far. Still a nice drink.
Cousin_Larry (784) - - JUN 7, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It’s been said; "It’s easier to brew an extremely hoppy beer than an extremely balanced beer." And you know us, we are always looking for the easy way out, so we jumped on the West Coast IPA bandwagon and brewed this dry and hoppy ale. "Surly’s a little bit of a one-trick pony, they just brew gimmick beers," and maybe we are OVERRATED, but at the end of the day, it’s just a beer. If you like it, great, so do we. If you only liked us when we were small, then leave this one on the shelf. Let one of the fanboys grab it.
arkurzynski (2149) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy pale amber. Nose of light grapefruit and pine with some candied malt. Flavor is bitter grapefruit and citrus with some light caramel malt. Lingering dry bitterness.
BiereLuc (1259) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bière orangée, voilée, au col de mousse mince et aéré. L’effervescence est modérée. Le nez présente des oranges juteuses (en appréhension), du citron et des fruits tropicaux. En bouche, un bel équilibre subsiste entre les saveurs fruitées des houblons et l’amertume. Easy going!
rubbishystuff (2215) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At the Daily bar and grill. Pretty good fresh hop IPA. Fully hop flavor getting the balance right. Serving: tap
Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can to glass. Pours a mostly clear deep golden color with a frothy light tan head. Aroma has that aluminum can character, with a touch of citrus. Flavor is wonderfully fruity, fleshy fruit hops. Very drinkable. Quite tasty. Thanks Drew!
miyauchi38 (1086) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
TattooJack (443) - Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange pour from the ice cold 4-pack of tall boy cans. I don’t have a problem with taking the easy way out or being a one trick pony, my grand dad always said " stick with your strengths son". He also said "F what other people think". And then he said "The best dump you will ever take will be in someone else’s bathroom!" So I’ll just enjoy this beer and not focus too much on other people’s opinion’s, I urge you to do the same.
ccex (1181) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz, can pours a dark golden color with moderate to small white head and not much lacing. Aroma is not pungent, but has pine resin and floral hops. Taste is bitter with some malty sweetness in the middle, before a big bitter finish. Body is medium with only slight carbonation and a sticky mouthfeel. Easily drinkable, and not terribly overrated. I think I would have enjoyed this more if I hadn’t heard all the great expectations of Surly. My rating would be slightly higher if it had a different name or if the brewer was one unknown to me in a place like Nebraska or South Carolina.