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Review by bakes on 08/24/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
92 3 11 18 5 9 2010
May have the best label in history - Pirate Rob guarding the booty from the marauding horde of party bargers. :lmao:

Pours a brilliany copper orange, solid carbonation with an offwhite head. Stunning aroma - orange rind, faint clover honey, grapefruit, and a distant toasty maltiness.

Starts with this killer citrus rind bitterness with a good amount of orange peel, but the flavor grows to so much more than that. An earthy, autumn leaf flavor is in there, no doubt a combination of the hop bitterness and the toasty maltiness, that is one of those flavors that I absolutely love in beer. The malty, toasted caramel/toffee background is there to support all of the resiny, rindy, juicy hop flavors and aromatics going on making this beer just scary good. The finish has a serious bitter note, with orange rind and toasty dryness carrying through to a brilliantly clean, bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel says DRINK ME!!!

Instantly a favorite and a helluva beer to kick off my 49th Bday. A six ain't gonna do it next time west.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by James Kitchens on 08/01/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
84 3 9 17 4 9 2010
Color is copper with solid carbonation. Smell has citrus rind (expected from the orange peels), and a solid hop presence. Malty sweetness at the end. Taste is strong on the bitterness at first, but that fades a little. Notable hops bitterness combined with citrus. That fades to a weak sweetness. Overall, a solid summer beer, as well as a great citrus twist.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by joe1510 on 11/17/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
86 3 10 17 4 9 2009
12oz Stubby
$7.99 4-Pack
Village Dell and Wine

Scurvy pours the same shade as a strong sun tea with a surprisingly clear body. Tiny carbonation bubbles rush to the surface sand help keep the head intact. A standard pour brings about a meringue-like head bone white head of two fingers. The head slowly falls to a thick cap and leaves mountainous lacing in its wake and after each drink.

Citrus bursts out of the glass from a combination of the hops used and the orange peel thrown into the beer. Orange is obviously present from the peel along with grapefruit pith, pine and soft resin qualities all drizzled with caramel. The hops take center stage but the caramel malty backbone lays down a nice foundation.

As soon as this IPA hits the tongue the orange peel pops. Orange, grapefruit pith, pine and hop resins flow from start to finish in that order of intensity. All the citrus is, again, drizzled in caramel. The maltiness stays as a base and lets the hop profile run the show. There's also slight aspirin bitterness on the swallow that I have come to enjoy in my hop laden beers.

Scurvy has a medium body with snappy carbonation that keeps things moving. The carbonation tends to fade on the finish and allows the body to grow in creaminess. A solid bitterness grows on the back of the tongue with each drink.

This IPA goes down very easily with all the big hoppiness and citric qualities keeping it flowing. The orange explodes from the glass and the hops leave a coating bitterness. I'm having trouble keeping this beer in the glass long enough to review it.

I was afraid I'd miss out on Scurvy but was lucky to spot a couple 4-packs. I'm a big fan of this beer and would like to see it made often; unfortunately I don't think it will be. The orange peel used in the brewing is unique and adds a great depth of flavor to this IPA. This is another winner from the Brewers Gone Wild Series.

Reviewed: 9/30/08

Price: $7.99 Served In: Pint Glass

Review by seaoflament on 10/15/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
90 3 11 18 4 9 2008
Thanks to Jay23 for sending this extra!

Pours a fiery orange color with a fair inch of foam. Great retention, slowly trickles down. A bit of lacing on the sides.

Nice orange aroma, malty and sweet. Fruity and citrus hops, a bit of pine. There seems to be quite a bit of cascade hops on the nose. Sweet orange and tangerine dominate. Hoppy aroma with some toast and caramel malts. Later on I pick up some sweetness that reminds me of Belgian candy. Some cherry and strawberry intensifies as it warms up…almost like a fruit cocktail.

A bit more bitter than the aroma leads to believe. Bitter orange peel, lemon, toast, caramel, toffee, and bitter grapefruit. Very pleasant bitterness with a malty balance and semi-dry finish. More toast and toffee flavors develop as it warms up. Quite a change from the West Coast IPA I’ve been pounding as of late, and it’s a welcome change. Pretty darn tasty stuff.

Well carbonated, soft and creamy, goes down fairly easy.

Another great beer from the Brewers Gone Wild! Series, I have not been disappointed with any beer from this series.

Mmmm, thanks Jay for sending me this one!

Served In: Bottle

Review by tavernjef on 07/20/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
94 3 11 18 5 10 2008
Arrr...this sits like muted copper with the light of the warm sun shining through. Thar be some gold highlights to its bawdy body and a dense foam that looks as if from the sea itself and not a brew. But it only dabbles there for a bit before fading like a ship in the night. Its lacing sheets across the glass like a old tattered flag sticking to its pole with might.

Thar be lots of citrusy things being boiled up on this thar nose. Just like the sun that every day has rose. Evident orangey things all bright and bitter, grapefruit peels, and piney resin make for a splinter. Plus there's a toasty malt backing added in with a firm impact of snap to the citrus within.

No parlay needed with this Scurvy of a brew as its citrusy realm is wildly mixed in a lengthy broad stew. Big on orange as the day is long, backed with toasted earth and grapefruit singing along. There's a mild mellow middle where it gets melony sweet, but only lasts as long as you can stand on your feet. Cuz once you be sippin' this mighty ale without a frown, you'll find yourself a need to sit down.

Crisp, bright, brittle, bare knuckled, biting, and fighting, this Scurvy will toast you some citrus and slap in some bittered lightning. Thar this has the near body of a beast with gnarling teeth and gums, arrrr... and battles your palate with toasty crunch and orangey rums.

The pint first was downed quicker than a sinking ship, but a second and third were a bit slower to sip.
Much like rum, Scurvy favored better from the bottle then from the tap, arrrr, and know I think it might be time for a nap.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Tip Top on 07/15/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
84 3 10 17 4 8 2008
A - Pour produces a dense white head made up of mostly tiny bubbles. Decent retention. Body is clean copper with a few bubbles occasionally rising to the surface.

S - Wow, the orange peel seems to come out a lot more in the bottled version than what I have had on tap. Nice orange zest aroma comes out right away. Citrusy bitterness follows. Light pale malts that completely give way to the hops and the orange peel here.

T - Starts off with that orange peel again. Quickly the malts take center stage with some sweetness. Hops come back in with grapefruit bitterness. Sweetness and bitterness along with the orange peel play off each other nicely. Orange comes back towards the end, accompanied by some bitterness that lasts into the aftertaste.

M - Medium bodied with slightly abrasive carbonation (seems to work here though with the high hops).

Overall - I liked this a lot better out of the bottle than I did on tap. The orange peel is much more present and adds to the hop flavors of the beer. Another hit Brewers Gone Wild Brew.

Served In: Pint Glass

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