Sunday, July 9, 2017

Surly Rising North Pale Ale

Surly Rising North Pale Ale. 5.4% Alc./by Vol. Surly Brewing Company, Brooklyn Center & Minneapolis, MN. Official Partner, Minnesota United FC.

Clear, pale golden coloring, lasting, if small, ivory head.

In the nose: bold, bright citrus, lemon, lime, grapefruit, tangerine. Highly likable.

In the mouth: Clean. Crisp. Lightish bodied, long bitter, citric finish. Smooth and enjoyable. Easy drinking as you please. Right on the money, citrus-y American pale ale. Nothing too interesting, or troublesome, or worrying or challenging, and that's exactly what you want when you're just drinking with your mates and cheering on your team. It's very tasty, if I haven't made that clear. Good, uncomplicated, tasty beer.

Good damn it, it's a good beer, and guess what? You. Can. Drink it!

From the can: "WE COME FROM THE NORTH. The winter months take their toll. It can make a person....well, Surly. Still, we rise.
And when the North rises, the North gets thirsty. This American Pale Ale was brewed to satisfy that thirst. Featuring bright, citrusy hops and a warming malt base, this is the official beer of Minnesota United. On match day, or any other....Forever United, together we rise."

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