Aggiebob (1252) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - AUG 7, 2017 AZBennett (114) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice light orange with an off white head that starts big and quickly dissipates leaving spotty lacing. Aromas are tropical fruit, citrus, bread, and a touch of grass. Flavors are nicely citrus and then a big hint of tropical (guava and maybe young mango), some malt hints dance around on the edges all topped off with a big dose of grassy/piney bitterness that flows into a long dry aftertaste. Palate is a tad thin on this and they head and carbonation are just a little wanting. Overall, a very nice and balanced WC IPA that I would rate right up with the big dogs. It’s not as balanced as my two favorite IPAs but darn close.
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2017 Can. It poured a hazy gold with a frothy white head that left a good amount of lacing. The aroma is citrus - grapefruit and tangerine - with some resinous pine in the taste. It is moderately bitter. Definitely not over rated. Good job Surly! unclefrito62 (319) - Stow, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2017
16 Ounce can at home received in trade. Medium tan head. Orange, bronze, and hazy in color. Not overly hopped, which I liked. Film left on glass. Some hop after taste left on palate. Overall pretty good for style. ryanscourt (1518) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2017
Heavy malt, heavy hops, heavy ibus, mod etoh. Smell of an american style barly wine. Certianly big and bold. tderoeck (10002) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2017
6/VI/17 - 1Pt. can from the brewery, acquired in a trade, shared @ Youtube Tasting (home) - BB: n/a, canned: III/22/17 (2017-790) Thanks to Luk VE for the trade! Hopmaestro (1719) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2017
Clear orange beer, creamy off-white head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: pretty fruity, resinous, bitter, pineapple, dank, bit cheesy, bit malty, orange peel. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: very fruity, bitter, citrus, resinous, bit dry, more tropical fruits, grapefruit, nice stuff. Aftertaste: tropical fruits, pineapple, mango, bitter finish.
Aroma is light herbal piney with citrus peels and ripe fruits. Taste is sweet fruity and malty with floral notes whispering in the periphery. Mild and slowly growing bitterness in the end building up the taste to a very tasty level. Solid stuff as usual from Surly.
MavDunk (108) - - JUN 6, 2017
Out of a can. Pours golden tan with white head. Scent is very piney. Flavor is intensely hoppy. A crisp finish leaves a bitter aftertaste. PorterPounder (8228) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2017
Minneapolis, Mn - on tap at Surly Brewing. Slight sparkle to the medium golden pour, bubbly white head. Pineapple, spruce, cat urine in the fragrant aroma. Flavor presents some citrus bitterness, a touch of pineapple fruitiness, hint of caramel. Thick rich luxurious mouthfeel. BeerInHeaven (467) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - APR 21, 2017
pours a murky rich gold with a generous bubbly white head. citrus hop aroma. bright citrus hop taste. Not overly bitter. Pleasant bitter-sweetish linger. Good beer! MaltOne (380) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 14, 2017
Pint Can - Pours butterscotch copper, soft, frothy head. Citrus, slightly sweet aroma, hint of vanilla. Taste - tropical fruit, vanilla, dry finish. Palate is the standout feature... creamy for an APA, balanced, substantial (not heavy), clean, clear, bright. Overall - doesn’t astonish but the balance of tropical and dry, and great palate gets very comfortable, very fast kyzr (1593) - Montana, USA - APR 9, 2017
Copper pour with decent white head. Nose of citrus and pine. Flavor is big on grapefruit and orange. Bitter to the end.