Strykzone (7799) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Sampled at gregwilsons tasting. Thanks, Greg. Some haze in this yellow gold beer. Blotchy off white foam. Perfumy bright hops in the aroma. Pale malts. Big big hops here. Floral, earth, malts. Somehow there is not all that much going on in here but it combines to make a really good beer. Nephilium (1821) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Big tropical fruit aroma, pours a nearly clear amber with a full white head. The tropical fruit notes continue into the flavor, with a bit of earthiness there to help them out. There’s just a bit of sweetness from the malt, and then more hop notes come through. There’s a full body, and a slick mouthfeel. Overall, this is a fantastic IIPA. GJF (1520) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Lovely. Can at the Lincoln Wine Bar. This is my new favorite Surly. It’s rich and filled with fresh hop (the nose smells like pot). Plenty of malt but not overly sweet. Well-balanced and creamy. Minnbrewer (37) - Coon Rapids, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2016
Perhaps my new favorite Surly beer! I rarely like double IPAs because of how syrupy sweet they can be....Todd wanted none of that; this one is great! Hoppy with a solid body...and the choice of hops is superb; bitter forward without the harsh bite...and lots of aroma! There are few better.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone boisebeerguy (237) - boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 5, 2016
16 oz can. Thought I had added this one. Poured a nice amber color with nice piney hops scent to it. Very good balance with the malt and hops. Definitely enjoyed this one.
boto (2283) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JAN 5, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2016 16oz can: This one pours a hazy, somewhat darker golden color. There was about a 2" head on it that lingered a little bit. There was some lacing. Good nose to it. Lots of grapefruit hops. Hints of orange and pine also. The taste is good. Mainly hop notes without being overly bitter. Grapefruit, orange, pineapple and a touch of pine. A decent malt presence in the background. A touch of sweetness trying to peek thru the hops. I need to stuff some more of these in my suitcase if I get out that way again!
Note: my 1999th rating. Got serenaded with Prince’s 1999! DrSilverworm (10000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2016
16oz can, thanks to Paul & Jamie. Split with Chris R. Canned 11/23/15. Mostly clear orange golden color, made hazy with many particles in the body. Thin white head. Leaves decent, mildly loose smaller ropes and bits of lace. In the nose, awesome big tropical fruity, citrusy, and resiny hop. Smells great. Tastes great too. Bigger citrus hop in the flavor, spicier hop, big dank resiny hop. Very mild malt character, just a touch of caramel maybe.. But this is a hop feature for sure. Nice grapefruit comes out later. Bigger bitter taste, but it’s not at all astringent nor out of balance. Not overly dry like many modern DIPAs can be. There’s a nice lighter to moderate sweetness here too, that helps balance the taste and keep this drinkable. Medium to bigger body, drinks easier than your typical 9% DIPA, more like an 8% IPA. Although there is a mild, pleasant bit of warmth on the finish that suggests the 9%. Mild slick texture, though not sticky in the finish, mild dry at the end. jbruner (5466) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Can thanks to trade with gregwilsonstl! Pours a hazy golden yellow with thin white head that leaves light lace. Aroma of big resinous citrus and tropical fruit hops. Taste follows, but with a decent caramel and pale malt back end. Booze is well hidden, mild carbonation, low bitterness. Wow, aside from how it looks is amazing. malrubius (3086) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - DEC 30, 2015
Crowler from El Bait Shop. Clear gold with lasting head. Grapefruit and tropical fruit aroma. Nice tropical fruit apricot sweetness with grassy grainy malts and grapefruity rindy bitterness. Medium body. Ecellent. jhamp9 (2008) - Corinth, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Hazy amber pour with a nice white head. Great lacing. Strong tropical and juicy citrus aroma with some pine and floral notes. Taste follows the nose with some light sweet caramel. Very clean smooth bitterness. Medium body that’s a little sticky. Awesome beer.