Bitter Brewer - Surly Brewing Company
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Reviews by demcorhip:
3.85/5 rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Thanks to BAer chonyr for bringing this to the Great White North.
A nice looking brew, an orange tinted amber ale is capped by a one finger off white head. OK retention, already leaving some lace as the head subsides, and continues to leave random, chaotic patterns of sticky lace . Very mildly carbonated.
Nice aroma on this one, some toasted multigrain bread, and the hopping does provide for the orange marmalade as stated on the can. Some tea like aromas linger in the background.
A tasty brew from one bitter brewer! Much like the aroma suggests, however there is also a somewhat substantial clean hop bitterness (surprised?) with the citrus/marmalade qualities being somewhat more subdued. The toasty whole grain bread is there, and a slight kiss of toffee, but the tea like notes are more substantial than i was led to believe from the nose of this brew.
A nice light bodied brew, although the malts are not quite up to the task of standing up to the hop bitterness. Also somewhat astringent and tea like.
If hops and some astringency are your thing this beer is for you. I'm finding this to be pretty drinkable, but this may be too extreme of a small beer to be truely sessionable for myself. That said this is a very tasty small beer, and one that i wish i had more of so i could challenge myself to see just how sessionable it is. The burps come up as tingly pine... just thought i would throw that in there. Another ballsy beer from the ballsy brewery we know as Surly.
Serving type: can
06-29-2008 23:13:04 | More by demcorhip
More User Reviews:
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
90 out of 100 based on 742 ratings.