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Asator Viking IPA - Surly Brewing Company

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Asator Viking IPA
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BA SCORE
85
very good

32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had on draft at churchkey 4oz pour into snifter on 5/8/14

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

S-Aromas of floral notes, pine, roast, light smoke.

T-Tasting notes of floral notes, toast, biscuit, light roast, pine, citrus, light smoke.

M-Medium body with a dry finish mouthfeel has good carbonation

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at the taproom.

Color is a dark brown with an off-white head.

Flavor profile: Roasted malts. Kind of smokey from the peat. Caramel and chocolate. The oak shows with notes of vanilla. A lot grassy and floral hops. Bitter, but creamy. Some fruitiness. Some coffee.

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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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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Asator Viking IPA from Surly Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.