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Bandwagon - Surly Brewing Company

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Bandwagon
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91
outstanding

100 Ratings
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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 12.38%
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 tewaris:
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tewaris

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.9%

Amber and somewhat hazy with an appealing head. To echo what other reviewers have said, it is (thankfully!) bitter. The hop profile is tropical but there's more to it. There is a solid maltiness going on as well, and the body is bigger than most IPAs.

Overall it is an intense beer with lots of flavor. It also gave me a good buzz even though ABV is not clear.

05-13-2012 22:43:59 | More by tewaris
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.9%

03-24-2014 01:27:34 | More by DaftPatrick
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ryancl

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

01-31-2013 19:24:53 | More by ryancl
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deebo

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

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.

06-19-2012 02:14:41 | More by deebo
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

09-29-2012 04:23:01 | More by NilocRellim
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warmbier804

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.9%

03-16-2013 21:49:50 | More by warmbier804
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.33/5  rDev +5.1%

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.

10-01-2012 21:52:41 | More by MattyG85
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blaze8

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

08-17-2012 20:32:43 | More by blaze8
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dc55110

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-05-2012 14:05:20 | More by dc55110
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roostor07

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.9%

08-14-2013 15:05:06 | More by roostor07
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donno005

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.9%

12-12-2012 23:47:00 | More by donno005
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reyolb

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

05-14-2012 08:48:47 | More by reyolb
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reddfrogg

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -27.2%

08-02-2012 16:32:44 | More by reddfrogg
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California

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

06-05-2012 05:35:11 | More by spark3148857
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ddavison

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

11-03-2012 21:00:19 | More by ddavison
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

08-20-2012 17:01:56 | More by FreshmanPour77
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AllenJasper

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

10-20-2012 22:17:38 | More by AllenJasper
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bencolvin

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +21.4%

12-17-2012 17:33:23 | More by bencolvin
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oline73

Maryland

3.9/5  rDev -5.3%

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.

10-06-2012 21:45:03 | More by oline73
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kylecantlie

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -15%

09-19-2012 03:32:13 | More by kylecantlie
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GeezLynn

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.9%

10-29-2012 03:41:50 | More by GeezLynn
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FeelinSurley

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

05-16-2012 00:29:23 | More by FeelinSurley
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Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

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North Dakota

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Doyle

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.9%

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Bandwagon from Surly Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.