Bitter Brewer - Surly Brewing Company
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Reviews by SPLITGRIN:
3.88/5 rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A three finger head is easily achieved with a vigorous pour. It quickly turns rocky with off white bubbles that leave scattered lace as they slowly fade. Body is a rich honey amber in tone. Nose is immediately noticeable with fragrant and rustic hops that are very vibrant. As you continue to smell you get a floral citrus character also along with sappy sweet pine notes. With first sip you get a slight piney hop bite but it quickly yields to a thin almost watery body. Super easy to drink as it is so smooth. This kind of reminds me of a hoppy pilsner. A little on the light side though. Mouthfeel is a soft bitter hue that really hangs on the tongue. As I said, this beer is very easy to drink.
Serving type: bottle
03-21-2010 19:11:57 | More by SPLITGRIN
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3.95/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a rich, golden oak color - very cloudy. Crowned with a respectable, finger-thick head, off-white in color - that hangs around for awhile and leaves a bit of lacing behind. Carbonation is insane... very, very active. Making the carbonation more noticable, fine sediment caught in suspension, being pushed around by the bubbly.
A bit of a let down, as aroma is one area where Surly shines. That's not to say it doesn't smell delightful, it does, it just seems a bit muted. Nice (but light) tropical fruit notes mix well with equally light floral hops. Zesty tangerine and orange peel.
Nice and sweet right front, with plenty of citrus notes. The sweetness doesn't last long though, as a pleasant bitterness sweeps in balance things out. Nice boquet of floral and citrusy hops. Nothing is overpowering, but very tasty.
Light to medium body. Highly carbonated. Easy to drink and very refreshing. Semi-dry finish.
Another impressive brew from Surly. Easy to drink, nice balance, and flavorful. Well worth picking up.
Serving type: can
02-16-2014 20:24:10 | More by alphagnome
3.99/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16oz can poured into tulip.
Pours hazy golden with small bubbly head.
Smell is tropical fruit, citrus hops, yeast, and very slight cloves.
Taste is tropical fruit and orange with a light lingering bitterness.
Feels medium bodied with a higher amount of carbonation.
Overall this, as most other Surly offerings has not failed to impress. The tropical and citrus hop character was the highlight for me. Fans of Surly's IPA's will likely appreciate this one.
Serving type: can
01-04-2014 23:18:21 | More by d5001986
Bitter Brewer from Surly Brewing Company
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