AWISLguy (1971) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Champps Americana in Brookfield. Pale orange pour with little head. Interestingly, lots of streaky lace. Aroma has overlayered hops. Big grapefruit and sweet passionfruit. Dank as anything. Huge simcoe! Taste is of very sweet fruits, with simple syrup, grapefruit, pineapple, some caramel, but it is quite buried. Thick and syrupy. Medium bodied with alcohol. Finishes long and simcoe-y sweet with faint bitterness back. Love the concept of the fresh harvest brews - making it my favorite beer season - and super happy Surly came back to it after a year off. Ultimately, for this one, the simcoe is so overwhelming that it is tough. Fresh = great. This blend, unfortunately, just so-so.14.2
tomthompson89 (1964) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
one of the better examples of a fresh hop IPA. nice and crisp with some nice spicy hop notes on the nose and flavor. the hops dominate but some ceral malts give great balance. I know I enjoyed this while out fishing .
vikingguy (968) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep gold with large frothy head. Spicy citrus hop aroma. Taste- equally spicy hop and citrusy flavor. Some earthy and perfume notes as well. A smooth caramel malt backbone. Creamy mouthfeel. A great IPA.
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badgerben (4682) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2015 Vintage. Gold color with a large head. Pungeant vegetal aroma, with hits of lemon and... pot? Flavor is something like bitter honey. Plenty of raw plant taste. Some astringency. Not as bitter as Abrassive, but north of Furious. Bits of citrus. Largely tastes like drinking a green tea made of very raw plant matter, which I suppose is accurate.
JBomb (7) - Little Canada, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This beer is a must try for fresh Hop lovers! Medium bodied with a nice golden yellow color Poured from 16oz tall boy can into tulip glass leaves a nice foamy white head that lasts for a few minutes , sweet after taste is light and malty. Leaves some lacing on the glass. Hops are resiny with citrus lemony grass notes Smooth and very drinkable beer.Amazing finish with this beer! This is one of my favorite beers from surly.This beer is seasonal and only brewed once a year,so if you havenít tried it yet get your hands on a can today before itís gone!
emusche (115) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 9, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Kicking myself for somehow missing the 100% Citra edition; that woulda been something to try. As for this, pours bright orange, nice head, lacing present throughout the duration of the drink. Aromas of lemon, grapefruit, some almost "wine-like" grape presence, deep dank nose. Taste is citrus, somewhat earthy, sweet with a pleasant bitterness. Very good.
Obfuscate (337) - Minneapolis, - OCT 9, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Itís a good beer but not my favorite Surly IPA. Clean and hoppy, not too bitter.
undsioux7 (868) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden-amber with a medium white head. Grass, lemon, herbal, pine, fruity with a caramel malt backbone. Very clean but just missing that kick you in the face surly we all know and love.
bookman10 (775) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - OCT 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A bit disappointing. Iíve had this before and itís been great, but this yearsí version just seems rather muted all around. Pours a golden-copper, with good-sized head. Aroma is primarily grassy, without the citrus and tropical fruit aromas one would expect. Flavor is marked by some citrus--a bit of lemon--some hops, with a clean finish, not bitter. I guess I was expecting more of a hop-bomb or something. Not sure this was worth the price.
Ericular (867) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2015 Aroma is some citrus, somewhat dank, very fresh. Taste is balanced, with pine, pineapple, and sweet malts melding together nicely. Not nearly as "in-your-face" or bold as Axe Man or Abrasive, priced the same. Pretty good if price isnít a factor, but sub-par if it is. Pretty muted, overall. Fresh and mild.