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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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Photo of AllenJasper
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

AllenJasper, Oct 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

aliving1, Oct 19, 2012
Photo of ucis
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

ucis, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of oline73
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
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
Photo of SaxmanRick
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

SaxmanRick, Oct 02, 2012
Photo of MattyG85
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
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 +3.2%

mnphish, Sep 29, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

NilocRellim, Sep 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

hara94, Sep 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15%

kylecantlie, Sep 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Rizalini, Sep 17, 2012
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5/5  rDev +21.4%

SortaAmbivalent, Sep 14, 2012
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1/5  rDev -75.7%

dwhitney, Aug 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

StPaulShredder, Aug 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15%

Wilkison, Aug 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

rarapacz, Aug 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

FreshmanPour77, Aug 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

blaze8, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of JackCass
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- reddish color and foamy at first with lower carbonation than some beers have

S - a slight hoppy aroma not alot

T - Pine hops like a douglas fur not alot of malt or sweetness in there

M - a nice beer to sip in the sun shine at the baseball games but expensive $8.75

JackCass, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of HoistinBrews
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

HoistinBrews, Aug 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev -27.2%

reddfrogg, Aug 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

MichaelM, Aug 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Petcha, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of Buebie
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Large pour at the twinks game ontap. 8.75
Color is a deep copper with a billowing white head.
Head falls alowly and evan an hour later there is still a collar of head.
Aroma is potent with grainy marris otter malt and pungent orange peel. Sweet biscuity malt aroma blendid with hops.
Taste is following Aroma well although quite a bit more dry and bitter. With lemon and orange zest. Really not much sweetness in flavor.
Feel presents with a slick hop oil and nixe carbonation crispness.
This is a very nice following of the style for a west coast ipa. Being that its fl oral and malty in aroma and quite bitter and dry in taste.
Well done.

Buebie, Jul 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

zirkusaffe, Jul 06, 2012
Bandwagon from Surly Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.