j12601 (13035) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2011
Can, which I did not realize immediately was a different rating, since the design is pretty much the same. Pours a fairly clear golden brown with a medium sized white head. Big spicy citrus hops on the nose, wet and earthy, dank and full of pungent pith. Medium bodied, spicy hops, earthy malt. Spicy and full of citrus. Finishes with a long pungent bitterness and more citrus rinds. Very nice, though honestly did not see much of a difference between the two. Nickls (2589) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2011
Can. Pours with a sticky white head with spidery lacing on top of a slightly hazy amber orange. Lots of cattiness in terms of the of the hops, with some caramel, and lemon notes for the aroma. Heavy on the lemon and cat piss hops at first, but smooths on the palate with some malty notes backing it up. Medium body with solid carbonation. cbfobes (2885) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2011
16oz can shared by DalzAle at the QC tasting, thanks Greg! Pours a clear amber golden with a thin head and spotty lacing, the aroma has a huge amount of citrus and tropical fruit, the flavor has a strong hop front end with an endless amount of tropical fruit, perfect balance of malt and hops, one of the best IPA’s I have had in a long time. tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - NOV 30, 2011
Can. Pour is bright gold/copper with a decent white head, little retention/lace. Aroma of fresh hops: citrus, pine, floral, biscuit. Taste is moderately bitter, resin, citrus, plenty of malt sweetness. Palate is oily, creamy, bitter finish. Very nice. Doodler (318) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2011
Green 16oz. can. Fresh stuff. Pours an amber gold with a decent white head. Nose is piney hops, citrus and some malts. Big hop taste with balanced bitterness throughout. Sticky and sweet on the palate with a nice malty backbone. Easy finish. Outstanding stuff.
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 29, 2011
Thanks craftycarl21! Dark amber pour with a lively white head. The nose holds grassy herbals, nectar fruits, and lots of biscuity and bready malts. Lots of orange citrus in the flavor with dank fresh hop character, clementine, tangerine, and a bready malt profile. Medium palate with medium carbonation. Yummy! craftycarl21 (2339) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2011
16 oz. can. Clear copper pour, frothy white head; classic IPA appearance. Nose holds really excellent citric character, with notes of clementine, pink grapefruit, and lemon zest. Also decent biscuit malt presence and some grassy wheat profile shines through with the manageable alcohol not hiding too much. Wet hop profile really becomes more pronounced in the flavor and palate, with superb pungent grass, pine, and herbal bitterness. Citrus is still present, but not as dominant. The palate is medium bodied with great bitter dryness and easy to drink overall. Quite nice. ChairMissing (20) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2011
I’m just a sucker for any and all Surly, so this review probably shouldn’t count. From a can into a pint glass. Pours a dark orange and an immediate smack of citrus in the nose. You think they used Citra? Can was about 6 weeks old, so it probably dissipated a little, but still intense. Taste in bitter, piney and citrusy with a thick malt balance. The finish will linger on your palate for hours and you’ll miss it when it’s gone. Is the 2012 batch out yet.... cubs (10693) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Can @ Exira Beer Summit II, courtesy of bnielsen13. Thanks Brad! Clear light burnt orange appearance with a cream colored head. Very potent resiny, piney, orange citrusy hoppy aroma. Rich sweet, a touch toasty pale malty, citrusy, orange, piney hoppy flavor. Citrusy aftertaste. smith4498 (3670) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2011
16 oz can from a trade with CLevar. Pours clear burnt orange color with offf white head. Aromas of citrus and floral hops with some caramel. Bitter grapefruit and some pine flavors with a touch of malt sweetness. Medium body with average carbonation and a resinous mouthfeel. Excelllent! Thanks Caleb.