Tweety (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2009
This one’s intense - maybe too much. The hops are ridiculous, this is probably what it tastes like to chew on a hop flower. lampeno420 (320) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2009
Damn you surly, why do you put you stuff in a can. I wish i could mistake this for a macro swill and chug it for the price of those. Cracked the can, and an abundance of hops jumped straight out at me. About perfect temp at 56 degrees in my basement. Nice full head with a great aroma. Wonderful balance to it, the malt balances the hops, but they still make their way straight to the forefront of the flavor. I was worried for a second after reading the can it would have to much malt like some IPA’s tend to have. Very drinkable at 6.2%, youll never know it. Since the hops aren’t crazy high, you can drink without taking a breather from an insane amount like Two Hearted (which i love), but makes this a great beer in its own right. Permanent want list. DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 11, 2009
Can thanks to mashmaster. Pours a fairly dark copper color, hazy with a nice white head on top. Aroma is pleasant American hops of the citrus variety, Amarillo and/or Centennial perhaps. Some fairly strong malt notes are present in the background. Flavor is mildly malty, not sweet or dry, a little watery. Easy drinking. This beer reminds me of a slightly more citrusy Dale’s Pale Ale. Another good Surly beer but I don’t think this can dethrone Two Hearted from its spot as best Midwest IPA. glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2009
Thanks, Bri. Pours a clear amber with medium head that sticks around for a while. The aroma is pure citrus hops that don’t stop.The taste is dominated by citrus/nug hops, but there is a solid caramel malt backing that evens out the bitterness. This is my favorite type of IPA: one that gives you tons of hop taste, without overloading you with bitterness or sugary malts. It’s definitely a bit thin and could use some more body, but it’s tough to get a balanced session IPA with this many hops....and this one is. BillKismet (4138) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 5, 2009
Red-orange amber with great head. Profusion of Cascades assert themselves on the nose. Great raw hop presence. Flavor starts of promisingly, with Cascades, but a watery finish detracts. Solid, consistent bitter underpinning throughout. Wanted this to be better. Would try again.
arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2010 A fantastic hop-lover’s IPA, poured out of the can and developed very nice white head with a orange/copper color. SMells of deep Cascade American hops with the Scottish malt as an undertone. Drinks to a strong hop taste that explodes with flavor, and balances almost perfectly to the malt at the end. One of, if not my favorite, IPAs.
Rate of Cask Tea-Bagged Furious: Not nearly like the other regular in can brew. ABV of 5.5%, huge creamy head with red body. Smell is hops, hops and hops. Taste up front is thick citrus and predominate piney hops, like chewing on Simcoe hops, with an unbelievable creamy mouthfeel and a nice bitter finish. Excellent! 4.8. SudsMcDuff (8496) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 3, 2009
medium lacing .. dark golden color on the pour .. healthy head too ... clean for such a hop bomb, lots of bitterness to boot .. . hops, pine, pure happiness in a glass, uh can ... .very nice brew that will ruin your taste buds, and any other brews you try afterwards ..(ex. blind pig) .. . SuperDave (2555) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 2, 2009
Pours a hazy amber color with a foamy head that lasts a while. Great aroma of grapefruit and pine resin hops, , light sweet fruit, and a touch of toasty malt. Flavor follows along the same lines. Nice lingering dry bitter finish. Simply a fantastic IPA. markas101 (2502) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2009
1 pint can, Fargo, ND, USA. Hazy amber, thick frothy head. Intense citrus aroma, floral, woody. Smooth, not overly carbonated, medium body with a nice bitterness on the side of the tongue at the finish. Coltrane (108) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2009
Holy lord this is a phenomenal brew. Ridiculously hoppy, citrus goodness, and a tremendous malt background. Absolutely one of the top 2 or 3 IPAs in America.
Plus, the can is awesome.