brokensail (9108) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazed orange pour with a white head. Nose opens up with sweet citrus notes of grapefruit and tangerine. Some nice floral hops, a touch of bread, and some mild pine. The flavor is almost all tangerine and grapefruit. Mild pine bitterness, some sweet bread and malt notes, and a light floral quality. Very drinkable. Could be a tad dryer, though.
Sammy (7714) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big white head and big lacing on a light golden head. Very fresh and drinkable. Leafy minty, hops in the finish. Smooth mouthfeel.
Thanks for sharing Johnsense.
adnielsen (7573) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can @ Brad’s house. Pours a clear, dark orange appearance with a cream colored head. Mild cat piss, onion, somewhat spicy hoppy, herbal aroma. Kind of tangy, orange/apple fruity, somewhat spicy, light furniture polish flavor. Ok but I was a bit disappointed.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz can, thanks to jmikolich and GT2: pours a clear deep golden bronze with a clingy-lacing froth of white head. Has a lightly sweet pale malty nose with lots of fresh resiny hoppy notes. Starts with good fullness and light malty sweetness with lots of juicy hop notes and bitter balance before a drier clean bittersweet finish. An enjoyable fresh hop IPA.
GT2 (6997) - Riverside, California, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz can thanks to jmikolich. Canned on 10/09/12 it looks like. Pours clear light golden with a rocky, dense, bright white head. Good retention and huge lacing. Nose is...holy cow...so much fresh pineapple and peach. Heavy on white grape juice as it warms. Taste is very soft up front, moving to thick oil and bitter pineapple pith. Some mild white crystalline sugar. Mouthfeel is very rich, oily, no harshness. Finishes quite bitter with nut skin and mild macadamia nut and walnut. Fresh and clean, very drinkable. Almost silky palate. Actually, in my glass if you look carefully there are actually oil beads floating on top of the small, settled layer of bubbles. Literal beads of hop oils. My lord.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample at Falling Rock Beer Tasting with Dr. Bill on 10/13/2012. Pours a clear copper-bronze color with a medium white head that evaporates steadily. Short strings of lacing. Aroma of citrus, hops and malt. Medium body with a moderately bitter hops character that has citrus and herbal notes. Some malt an grass in the background. The finish is hoppy with a grapefruit aftertaste. Very good fresh hop beer overall.
shrubber85 (6507) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Orange juice and grapefruit peel aroma. Hazy golden yellow with small head. Sweet orange malt and moderate bitter orange peel flavor. Nice body. Very nice.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In short: A clean citrusy, grassy, piney blond IPA. Excellent.
How: Can 16oz. A few cans sent from a few people, thanks guys. Consumed approximately 2 months after the beer release.
The look: Clear golden body topped by a medium white head with medium retention and leaving lots of lacings on the glass.
In long: Nose is citrusy and slightly piney hops with some green grass. Taste has a bed of honeyed cereals, a light Frosted Flakes™ sensation, a solid hopping, green grass juice and citrus fruits and piney notes. Short bright bitterness of medium intensity. Nothing resinous or sticky here. As it is always the case with Surly cans, carbonation was spot-on perfectly levelled. This one didn’t feel like a typical wet hop IPA to me, there was some of that green grass juice/vegetables that I usually associates to wet hop IPAs but overall it tasted as much like a ‘normal’ IPA than a wet hop one. Anyway, an excellent IPA. I got a few cans from a few regular trade partners (oakbluff, tyler_mn) because my wife wanted some too, sorry guys about the “can you get my wife Wet?” confusion.
crossovert (5635) - Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Potent fresh hop beer. Love the simcoe. It isnt as complex as others but it packs a.punch for a wet ipa.
blankboy (5603) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can [16oz] courtesy of Glouglouburp. Pours a hazy gold with a large semi-lasting frothy white head and some lacing on the glass. Nice, big hoppy aroma along with bready malt and citrus fruit. Great hoppy flavour, resiny, fruity, piney and more, along with bready malt, citrus and a medium+ bitter finish. Alcohol is well hidden. Medium bodied. Simply put, a solid IPA.