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Asator Viking IPA - Surly Brewing Company

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Asator Viking IPA
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28 Ratings
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MattyG85 on 02-15-2014)
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.24/5  rDev +13.1%

On tap at Surly's taproom. 16 oz. serving in a shaker glass.

Appearance: Color is a dark blackish brown. Moderate amount of bubbles. About one finger of off white head that fades into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a good amount of lacing.

Smell: An earthy and fairly toasty hop forward aroma with good hints of pine and oak. Good mix of hop aromas upfront with some earthy hints of grass and spicy pine resin. Subtle citrus hints of grapefruit and orange peel. Roasted malts with hints of chocolate, toasted bread, grains, biscuit, yeast, and peat. Good scent of oak and wood as well. A nicely balanced Black IPA aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a good balance of earthy hops and toasty malt with some oak and peat. Upfront taste of earthy, herbal, and floral hops with notes of spicy pine resin and grass. Light citrus hop notes of orange peel and grapefruit. Solid notes of oak and wood blend in. Dark malts with notes of toasted bread, chocolate, grains, biscuit, peat, and yeast. A really solid Black IPA taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Fairly oily and spicy with a drying finish.

Overall: A very good twist on the Black Ale/IPA style. Has the piney hop and roasty malt presence you expect for the style along with some nice oak notes.

02-15-2014 03:42:43 | More by MattyG85
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A- pours a midnight dark brown color with a small khaki head a little lacing and a fresh cap thru-out
S-citrus hops with roasted malts earth smells peat some wood and vanilla
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Appearance: Murky brown with a thin light tan head.

Aroma: Toasty/sweet malt similar to Bender.

Taste: Very much a hopped up brown ale. Some good earthy hop character but overall sweet caramel toasted malt.

Mouthfeel: Just above medium in body and a bit heavy for an IPA. Average drinkability and regular carbonation.

Final Thoughts: Chose this one from the tap list because I assume it's a one-off type deal. Definitely an interesting beer but far from the being in the top of Surly's line up. Basically a hopped up brown ale. Would I drink it again? Maybe.

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Mouthfeel: Smooth, creamy, and bitter. Medium bodied.

Overall, a solid brew. Very interesting and it had a lot going on with it. Unique is a good word for it.

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A-Pours a dark amber color with off-white head. Good lacing.

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Asator Viking IPA from Surly Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.