Asator Viking IPA - Surly Brewing Company
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Ratings: 12 | Reviews: 2 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by MattyG85:
4.24/5 rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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.
Serving type: on-tap
02-15-2014 03:42:43 | More by MattyG85
More User Reviews:
3.76/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
on tap @ red cow
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
T- follows the nose with porter like qualities with nice citrus hops like the earthy finish
M- soft with roasted qualities on the palate
O-like this kind of like Stone SSSR
Serving type: on-tap
02-24-2014 22:39:17 | More by gatornation
Asator Viking IPA from Surly Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.