Asator Viking IPA | Surly Brewing Company

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85
very good
37 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
surlybrewing.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by MattyG85 on 02-15-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
37
Reviews:
6
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
9.84%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
3
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of spycow
3.52/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JamesMN
3.59/5  rDev -7%
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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3.68/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of reebtaerG
3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
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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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of gatornation
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
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

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Photo of ElGallo
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
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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3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Asator Viking IPA from Surly Brewing Company
3.86 out of 5 based on 37 ratings.
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