Mr.Spooks (3717) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 28, 2021
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2021 Big and brutal, but, as the description says, over-hopped. Starts with a lovely rush of grapefruit, orange marmalade, and melon, then gets an overripe peach current accented by wort and a slight vegetal funkiness. Grows wondrously bitter on the back end--I love the clingy, resinous pine--but the sweetness ramps up as well, leading to a heavy, unwanted spoiled fruit undercurrent. Good, but one pint is more than enough.
badpuppy69 (825) - Orange, California, USA - FEB 1, 2021
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2021 From a can to a glass. Pours a clear amber copper color with a slight haze to it and a huge frothy creamy silky head. Aroma is Orange hops upfront , pine, grapefruit, mango, guava, earthy spice hops, cracker malts. Taste follows the aroma with a silky smooth medium mouthfeel. Very tasty double Ipa! stevoj (11043) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 28, 2021
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2021 16oz can from Brewers Haven. I didn't get the chance to hit Surly when I was in MN, so I'm glad we're finally seeing distro here. This one of the beers that put them on the map, and it's a throwback to the old days of in your face hoppiness. Dark golden pour with a lasting soft, foamy head. You can detect a hint of caramel malts in the aroma before the hops take over. Taste begins and ends with the hop bitterness, woody, piney, sharp. This what DIPAs used to taste like. Thanks for the memories. rajendra82 (1196) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JAN 24, 2021
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2021 The beer pored clear, pale golden, and well carbonated; and formed a three finger thick head. The aroma was rather mild for the style and reminded most of ripe mangoes. The taste was an intense mix of tropical flavors of mango and guava, and a strong hop bitterness. The after taste was spicy and warm. Well done Surly. DialSquare (5772) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2020
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2020 Tallboy can from Kenny Road Market: orange-gold pour with thin off-white head. aroma of candied citrus and pine. tastes are caramel, grapefruit, resiny, pine needles, melon rind. finishes with wheat and floral bitter. medium bodied and carbonation.
egg (615) - USA - DEC 27, 2020
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2020 Pours slight hazy light amber. Nose is citrus and candied orange. Taste is candied orange, grapefruit, sweet orange peel, tropical fruit, nice bitterness. Killer west coast-ish DIPA hman43 (3384) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - DEC 25, 2020
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2020 It pours dark yellow and clear with an off white head. Head retention is good. It has strong aromas of grapefruit and pine. There are some low resinous qualities to it with additional citrus hints. There are grapefruit, pine, and bready flavors. There are additional other citrus flavors with resinous elements and very low melon. It has a medium body with strong hop bitterness in the finish. Overall, a traditional hop bomb, but not overdone or overly sweet. The flavors are well defined and the finish is pleasant and long lasting. beeratarian (304) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2020
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2020 Can dates 10-28-20. Pours golden with slight haze, fluffy 1 inch head. Aroma of wet hops, citrus, melon. Flavor is sweeter than expected, some pine and melon. Hops are medium bitter with a medium to slightly sweet finish. I expected more abrasion on the finish. Overall good but not the #9 on the best list. Too drinkable. adampsheppard (9) - - NOV 26, 2020 does not count
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UPDATED: DEC 25, 2019 Can sample at the Holiday Beer Fest. Poured hazed golden, white head. Aroma of pine, citrus fruit, grapefruit. Taste was medium bitter, pine hops, tangerine.