Suneson (58) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2010
A dark golden color. Bold citrus aroma to the nose. A full bodied beer in flavor leaving you with a great bitter aftertaste. You can taste the alcohol a little but with the strong hoppy and citrus flavors it is not bad like some double IPA’s I have tried before. This is a great beer so try it if you haven’t already nimbleprop (8382) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 17, 2010
16oz can pours a totally transparent, orange amber with one ring of white head. Nose has pine cones, orange zest, caramel, lemons, some flowers. Flavor is sweet, caramel, cookie dough, grapefruit, orange zest, pine. Full bodied, bitter finish. Sean9689 (285) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2010
*Previously reviewed on-tap at 16 Grit.
Big thanks to my MN homie, younger35, for the hookup. Poured from 16oz can into my GI pint glass.
A - Pours reddish/gold copper color with a white head. A fingers-wroth of foam disipiates down to a thin cap on top with some bubbles here and there and a thicker ring along the sides of the glass.
S - Big hops, sweet malts, citrus, grapefruit. Everything you’d expect from a big DIPA from Surly.
T - Piney citrus hops with not too much malts. I’m so glad this isn’t overly sweet. I’m so tired of DIPA’s that are huge malt-bombs. This one has the huge hops with a nice subtle sweetness on the finish. Nice sweet orange finish with a touch of bitterness.
M - Medium bodied, light carbonation, crisp and refreshing.
D - A very well-done DIPA by Surly. Probably one of the best I can remember in the past few months. I only have a few cans left, but I’ll make sure they’re gone before it looses the wonderful hop & malt mix.
Note: I prefer this one to Furious. brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 14, 2010
A: The beer is amber in color with great clarity and a massive cream colored head on top which sticks to the edge of the glass.
S: A hop bomb if I’ve ever smelled one! Very reminiscent of Sculpin’s aromas. A ton of tropical fruit, especially pineapples and mangos along with plenty of juicy citrus. No malt to be found.
T: The sweet tropical fruits are really the main attraction here as well. The pineapple and mango provide a nice sweetness, along with some peaches. There is plenty of juicy grapefruit and pine on the finish to give the beer a great bitterness.
M: Medium in body with a low to moderate carbonation and a really crisp finish to the beer.
D: I say it everytime I have a Surly beer, and I’ll say it again: awesome! These guys really have a good thing going and I’m glad to have some more of this one in the fridge. badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Translucent amber. Small white head. Aroma of big ruby red grapefruit and sugar. Flavor is much more outstanding than what would be expected by the nose. Huge florals, sweet rub red and grass. Wonderful, and fresh.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Thanks to hopdog for sharing this Got N Trade beer. Pours a mostly translucent golden amber with a medium bubbly off white head. Aroma of resiny hop notes, lots of pine and a touch of grapefruit, some light caramel and hints of toffee. Flavor of resiny hops, kind of sweet maltiness, caramel, grapefruit and herbal notes. DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Pours a dark, glowing orangey amber and topped with a fair amount of white head from the 16oz. can courtesy of arminjewell (thanks, buddy!): Luscious aroma of ripened tropical fruits, grass, chunks of pink grapefruit meat, and an undertone of caramel malts. Flavors of straight up citrus- tangerine, orange, grapefruit, and maybe some mango/pineapple/peach smoothie. Lots of fresh florals and medicinal herbs take the palate accompanied with some pine and resinous hops. Pretty malty and sweet, not in a turnoff-ish way, though I wouldn’t say it’s dangerously drinkable. Aftertaste of creamy butter. Sticky and soapy throughout. Wishing there was more hoppage action to balance this sucker out. Drinkability: All sweet up-front, but slowly turns into a silent killer. I don’t trust it, kid, I just don’t trust it. Pairing: Coconut creme de fraise over red velvet cake. Rebuy: Probably. #442 on 07052010, DG. mkade8883 (250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2010
Can from arminjewell. Thanks Armin! Pine and tropical fruits dominate this beer in a really great way. Pours almost amber in color with two fingers of long lasting white head. Strong bitterness, slick hop oils and mango permeate this delicious brew. Finishes almost sweet from hop oils. MeadMe (1661) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2010
A: Pours a light golden hue. Tall foamy head, good retention, like a lace bomb exploded in the glass.
S: Aromas of booze, pine, citrus, green grass, and chemical solvent. Harsh without being off putting.
T: Boldly hopped for sure. Very much citric, with lemon zest and pith included. A bit bitter for sure. Hints of more sweet and resinous pine along with floral green hops. The booze is there, but not in too big of a way. The aroma says this one is hopped as hell and I am sure there is a ton of malt there trying to provide balance but it really don’t work (not a bad thing). It is hop forward and pretty damn good to be honest.
M: On the fuller side of medium in body, fairly full for the style. Bold and bitter.
D: Not the most drinkable, but still solid. It is tasty and one I enjoyed putting back while in the pool on a hot May evening.
Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2010
pours amber with a bright white head and good lace. really great intensely piny and hoppy nose. smells like a very enticing pine forest mixed with lemon peels. Not quite as bitter as one would expect as it is pretty well balanced with the malts, which gives it just a hint of a sweet characteristic. Very nice and quite tasty.