XmnwildX12 (2077) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - DEC 25, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2012 Aroma of fresh hops explode out of the can, the taste is fresh and a perfect fading bitterness.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from Ryan at the Wine Merchant, Raleigh. Thanks for the swap, dude! Same lustrous pour and vibrant, floral nose as the past batches, and quite a welcome return at that. But the sharp Citra hops are, depending on your affinity for that particular hop, not quite enough to sustain the brew on their own. I for one really miss the Simcoe and felt that the combo was what made this such a superlative wet hop brew. Still quite good, but I do miss the balance quite a bit.
changeup45 (1700) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from mattyb83. Thanks! Copper color; a thick head that fades off to a very thin layer. Minimal lacing. The aroma is nice; has a bit of that West Coast smell to it; herbal and citrusy hops, grass, some floral notes, and a bit of toasted malt. The flavor follows and doesn’t disappoint. Slick sweet malty body; toffee and maybe a bit of dough too, with a burst of pine, herbal, and lemony hops. There’s a zesty citrus tang to this that’s pretty interesting. The finish is nice and dry ending up being a bit scratchy on the palate. Nice beer. Based on my limited experience with the two beers, I actuallly think I might like this more than Furious.
tennisjoel (1151) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2011
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Surly really upped their game with this beer. This might be their best hoppy beer, which is saying a lot. The aroma on this beer is to die for. Strong citrus with a puckering bitterness. Oh so good going down. Even better than Furious, which is my stand by IPA. The only negative is the sticker shock at around $18 per 4 pk.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16oz can. Rating #80. Clear dark orange pour with a clingy white head that left some nice lace. Big juicy citrus aroma with a bit of pine in the background. Medium bitterness, more citrus that coats the tongue for a bitter aftertaste. Very enjoyable and delicious. (2060)
vyvvy (3565) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 12, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at a recent RB St. Louis gathering - Pours amber / orange with a light white head. The aroma has funky hops that have a lot of grapefruit notes and her is some caramel malt in the back. Very hop forward with seems like fresh juicy hoppiness. Medium body with a fairly soft body that makes it very smooth for the style. The flavor starts with grapefruit, pine, funk and fresh hop brightness. It seems very resiny and almost like grapefruit piths are in there. There is a some toasty malt to balance out, but that is certainly staying in the background. Great IPA.
LtDan (1740) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours a translucent copper with a creamy white cap. Leaves crazy lacing.
Aroma: Orange. Dank medical sativa based bud, cotton candy, pineapple.
Taste. Orange, pine, dry malt, sour citrusy bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied.
Overall: Lives up to the hype! Has a real distinct flavor profile, and easily the best "wet hopped" beer I’ve had.
Petrucci914 (891) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to my bro, Corey, for picking this up for me. I had higher hopes for this. I imagined a fresh Hopslam-like beer. It seemed like a typical run-of-the-mill IPA.
boFNjackson (4006) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 7, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can... Poured a clear golden with a white head. Super balanced, good malt sweetness with citrus and lemon. Pine notes, resinous and grassy hops, citrus. Super fresh tasting with the hops. They pulled it off as it was quite a pleasure to drink.
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks a ton Dresden!!! Pour golden copper white head great lace. Aroma pine, citrus, super resiny hops, caramel, sweet malt. Taste terrific balance of cereal grain, caramel malt and terrific hopping, citrus and resiny hops dominate but allow for subtle background flavors that compliment nicely. MF medium chewy body with a good carb and lingering feel. Overall very quaffable and something I wish was readily available very well done.