Marsiblursi (3083) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2012
(Can) Pours light hazy dark orange to amber with a creamy off-white head. The aroma holds peach, canned pineapple, pear, apple juice, wild strawberries, mango/passion fruit sorbet, juicy melon, lychee, perfume, dank herbs, weed, grass, spicy pine, black tea, mild grapefruit, orange, cheese, toast, caramel and a touch of bread. The nose is fairly complex but not super aggressive (more on the subtle side if you as me). The flavor is light sweet, medium bitter and tiny acidic with notes of citrus, wood, pine, herbs, grass, light fruits and clean toast. The mouthfeel is round, creamy and soft with a light carbonation. Pine and grapefruit on the finish. Lingering yet balanced afterbitterness. Medium bodied. saultbauls (2) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - APR 23, 2012 does not count
Awesome beer! Probably my favorite Imperial IPA. I wish they made this year round, but I suppose their Furious will have to do until next year! Cant wait to try their Wet. swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 20, 2012
Can, golden pour. Big resiny hop filled aroma. Big hop flavor, tea notes, great flavor, not harsh bitterness. Easy drinking 9% DIPA. Need more surly motorhed (10) - Maple Grove, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2012
Tasting from a can on 1/14/12. Canned 12/14/11, poured into a Dogfish Head signature glass.
A: Appearance is cloudy copper with a tanish head. Light levels of lacing throughout the tasting.
S: Where do i start? Smells like pine, grapefruit, big on hop aroma. Overall, smells intense like a big DIPA should. Reminds me of Maharaja.
T: Grapefruit, pine, citra (?) hops, and tangerine. Get a little bit of the alcohol on the finish but just enough to know it’s there.
MF: Medium mouthfeel with lower levels of carbonation (maybe felt that way due to the high ABV?) and a drier finish. Smooth.
O: This is one of my favorite Surly brews and DIPA’s in general, i’m very fortunate to be able to find this locally. I cant help but compare it to Avery Maharaja which i think is fairly similar in style and complexity. I remember taking down a couple of growlers of this stuff with friends when it was called 16 Grit. Have loved it ever since. I’m glad i only have 11 more in my cellar to finish up. =)
Serving type: can
Reviewed on: 01-14-2012 21:32:05 craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 11, 2012
Draft at Churchkey for the Surly event. GIGANTIC scallion, onion, leek, hot mulch, and cheesecloth on the nose. So fresh and SO dank. The same holds true for the flavor; very little sweetness of any sort, just huge onion and evergreen. Still, awesome.
iugrad93 (265) - Indiana, USA - APR 7, 2012
Wonderful light amber/copper pour with thick white head. Aromas of grapefruit and spruce. Nice malt flavor, touch of sweetness from the honey. Medium bodied , great dry finish, bitterness throughout. Overall, an outstanding IPA with the balance between hops and malts. anders37 (27062) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2012
Can @ Yespr. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor piney hints. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter piney finish. cards04 (2924) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 31, 2012
Pours hazy orange with white head. Pine needles on the nose sweetness too. Big flavors of the forest. Grass, alfalfa, honey, pine needles..sweetness and bitterness working together seamlessly. Wish I had a never ending supply. northropfrye (3693) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 30, 2012
Amber colour. Interesting aroma here, alfalfa, moss, grass, pine. Taste is bitter pine. A great IPA. hollardustin (330) - Indiana, USA - MAR 26, 2012
Pours orange amber with a small white head. There’s a lot of pine in the nose with some resin. The taste is hoppy with heavy bitterness, a light sweet malt backbone, and a long dry bitter finish. This one will definitely scorch the palate, but it’s pretty good.