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Bandwagon - Surly Brewing Company

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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 12.35%
Wants: 6
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: birchstick on 04-26-2012)
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Reviews by nppeders:
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4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

appearance - Orangish, with a little bit of red, definitely a notch lighter then Furious. Nice head with sticky lacing

smell - pungent hops in the aroma. Pine and citrus hit you right in the face.

taste - Juicy, Juicy, chewy hops coat the mouth right away. The middle of the sip holds tight with a decent body and caramel, biscuit back bone. Crazy bitterness on the finish that lingers for...long time.

mouthfeel - medium mouthfeel with medium carbonation

overall - This beer isn't for everyone. It's EXTREMELY BITTER and will punish your palate. It may take the enamel off your teeth. Super pungent, like chewing on hops. It's a crazy hop bomb. can't say much more about it.

Funny story..when I was in the long line a beer vendor was walking by trying to sell Miller Lite and trying to pooch from the huge Surly line. Nobody was buying from him....as he walked by me he goes..."Damn man...Surly's killin me!"

I guess we need to get Surly cans into those vendors hands!

nppeders, Apr 27, 2012
More User Reviews:
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

DaftPatrick, Mar 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

ryancl, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of deebo
3.25/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The Surly Target Field only exclusive. Had this because the Cynic was gone.

A-Off white head tops an amber/orangish colored brew. A little hazy.

S-Hoppy yes (grapefruit, pine, with a hint of some other non-descript citrus aromas). Grainy barley malt, some cookie type sweetness there too.

T-Hops hit me right away and same as the aroma, the malt backbone is ample. Finish is bitter and long-takes away from the refreshment factor.

M-Medium carbonated, a bit piney, astringent, bitter. Too bitter for me.

D-The bottom of my glass was pretty tough to take down. Was ready for a Nordeast after this one.

O-What you would expect from an IPA from Surly. A solidly made brew, just a little over the top and too hop forward for my taste. If you like IPAs you got to check this one out at the ballgame.

deebo, Jun 19, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

NilocRellim, Sep 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

warmbier804, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of MattyG85
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Muddy Waters in Minneapolis, MN. Served in a Surly shaker glass.

Appearance: Color is a slightly hazy copper amber orange with a moderate amount of carbonation. Solid three fingers of white head with decent retention. A decent amount of lacing hangs onto the glass.

Smell: Aroma of bright hops with a nice malt background. Upfront is a scent of citrus hops with hints of grapefruit, orange peel, mango, peach, lemon, and a little apricot. Also some earthy hops with a hint of pine resin. Good bready malt presence behind the hops with hints of biscuit, caramel, toffee, yeast, and crackers. A nice sharp bitterness in the smell. Pretty good aroma.

Taste: Like the smell indicates, a bright citrus hop forward taste that is in line with the West Coast IPA style. Big taste of ripe citrus up front with notes of grapefruit, oranges, lemon, mango, apricot, and a little peach. Some earthy pine resin is also in the hop mix. Solid sweet bready background of malts. Notes of lightly toasted bread, caramel, toffee, biscuit, and crackers. Hop forward and fairly bitter, but has a decent balance. A pretty good West Coast taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Fairly juicy and slick with a fairly sharp bitterness. Finishes dry.

Overall: A very good take on the West Coast IPA style. Solid juicy citrus flavor up front with a nice soft bready taste in the background. Quite different than Furious, but very good.

MattyG85, Oct 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

blaze8, Aug 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

dc55110, Jun 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

roostor07, Aug 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

donno005, Dec 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

reyolb, May 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -27.4%

reddfrogg, Aug 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

spark3148857, Jun 05, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

ddavison, Nov 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

FreshmanPour77, Aug 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

AllenJasper, Oct 20, 2012
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5/5  rDev +21.1%

bencolvin, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of oline73
3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on-tap while we were at a Twins game. Poured into a large plastic cup.

Appearance: The beer pours a clear brown amber color with a half finger of off white head. The head sticks around pretty well and leaves a layer on top of the pour.

Smell: Lots of hops up front with some citrus peel notes. Rather sweet from the malt, goes well with the hops.

Taste: A very nice balance here. Enough hops, they definitely dominate, but the grain does a good job of complimenting the hops. The finish is rather bitter with a mild sweetness from the malt.

Mouthfeel: The body is medium with tingly carbonation and a slight dryness in the finish.

Overall: This is a solid IPA. More malt than in most, but plenty of hops to go along for the ride. I would have another one.

oline73, Oct 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

kylecantlie, Sep 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

GeezLynn, Oct 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

FeelinSurley, May 16, 2012
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Sender, Jan 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

jarrgal, Jun 10, 2013
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Doyle, Dec 14, 2013
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Bandwagon from Surly Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.