Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 31, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2008 Pours a nice hazy amber-copper with a thick off white head.
Aroma is floral hop initially then pine, all backed by a toasty malt.
Flavour carries the pine hop through a medium caramel malt body. Finishes dryish bitter.
Very tasty. Rogueone (506) - I F&ckin’ hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2008
Bottle shared by tytoanderso: Pours a dark amber. Aroma of fresh pine, caramel malts, resin. Bitter finish that is rounded out with a sweeter-than-expected malt backbone. Definitely would love to have a 6er hanging around! rayg1 (594) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 27, 2008
Pours out a deep orange red with a huge orange head on it. Aroma is awesome with piney hops rushing in your face, evergreen, and a slight caramel sweetness for balance. Taste is thick with hops, resiny, piney, and dank. The whole beer has an overall bitterness that just smacks you in the mouth and leaves you with a peppery and earthy aftertaste once the hops onslaught is over with. Once again, caramel and toffee notes are here to provide a touch of sweetness and save the day with some balance. Really good stuff, the best beer I’ve ever had out of a can. Good job Surly. radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2008
Very deep copper in colour, medium sized off-white coloured head, excellent lacing. The aroma is incredibly hoppy, some spice, pine, spruce, caramel sweetness. The flavour is again quite hoppy, some pepper, pine and some citrus, moderate sweetness. Moderately bitter mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes very long, bitter, some spice.afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2008
A fantastic IPA, very drinkable. I really liked the pine that came out of this. Very well balanced.
473ml can obtained in a trade with Beerlando, thanks Bryan.
Opened on December 17, 2007.
Can courtesy of tpd975. Pours a clear amber with a one finger lasting light tan head that leaves great lacing. Aroma of pine, citrus, and floral hops with a soft balance of sweet malt and caramel. Taste is the same as aroma. Medium mouthfeel with a strong but well balanced amount of bitterness. Damn good.
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2008
Huge hop nose with citrus and pine aromas. Pours cloudy amber with orange tones. Very hoppy with citrus and piney flavors, its also has a very good malt background with some caramel and hints of toast. alexsdad06 (10580) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2008
16 oz. can courtesy of SS. Pours a hazy copper color with a medium sized pillowy beige head. The aroma is big on the citrus hops with enough caramel malt sweetness to keep things interesting. The flavor is a nice balance between the pine, citrus hops and the caramel malt sweetness early. As you get closer to finishing the glass, there is a definite shift toward the bitterness. Medium/full bodied, chewy IPA. I would love to have this locally. ironchefscott (357) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 20, 2008
a damn good ipa almost seems like it should be from california a nice malt sweetness balances the citrusy and piney hops....wish I could get this in a can around me so I can drink it walking down the street...as it looks like a energy drink.... vyvvy (6560) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 18, 2008
On tap at The Local Option in Chicago. Pours dark brown with a thick off-white head. The aroma is earthy, piny and floral hop goodness along with a solid deep toasted malt balance. Medium / thick body that is smooth for the style with some nice semi-soft carbonation. The flavor starts with very earthy hops, pine cones and the sturdy malt of the aroma. The finish is sticky with resiny hops. Very nice IPA ~ wish I could get it in my area. JoeinDahlem (1580) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 11, 2008
Wow, big thanks to grimreeser for an excellent in-person trade in Brussels. This was the first one I opened. Can poured an impressively dark reddish-orange with a thin whitish head. Nice fruity-hop nose on there, with grapefruit and passion fruit, with some pine backdrop. After the big hoppy nose the flavor was refreshingly subdued, only lightly sweet but fruity and moderately bitter... Pretty refreshing, good balance, with nothing sticking out too much. Just tasted good. Both flavorful and resfreshing, so it’s right up my alley.