Overrated West Coast IPA - Surly Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev -2.2%
A - pours a glowim golden orange with s finger of near white head, good retention,perfect lacing
S - Big sweet citrusy notes, mostly orange and lemon.a bit grainy/seedy
T - grainy lemomy hops, seedy/find flavor, a wee bit malty sweet
M - medium bodied good carb good mouthfeel
08-15-2014 22:05:10 | More by MacQ32
3.79/5 rDev -7.3%
Poured from a 16 oz tallboy can into an oversized wine glass. Canned on 07/22/14 on bottom of can. Received through the neverending generosity of my brother Greg. Thanks bro.
A: Clear lemon gold with 2-finger, nearly white, frothy head with good retention and a nice collar of lacing.
S: Lemon, grapefruit, and lime combine with pine resin and floral hops notes. Malt component is lean and light 2-row pale malt grain with minimal to no sweetness, more crackery than anything else. I wish this nose had less lemon/grapefruit and more lime and juicy orange citrus character.
T: Solid flavor profile with big citrus assault with grapefruit rind, lemon, lime with floral, pine, and a little resiny dankness in the finish. Maltiness is crackery and could stand to be a touch sweeter. No yeast and alcohol is well-hidden. A good beer with solid WCIPA flavor but that's all the more I can say about it. It does not have the more lush juicy hops character I love in beers like Alpine Duet or Kern RIver Citra.
M: Crisp and light-bodied for the ABV with moderate carbonation and a very dry finish.
O: I liked this beer but it's not better than Stone IPA, Alesmith IPA, or a number of other WCIPAs. If I lived in MN, I would drink a fair amount of this, but it is missing the slightly oily, coating, more lush feel and more juicy citrus and floral character I enjoy more in an IPA.
08-12-2014 02:34:32 | More by argock
4.11/5 rDev +0.5%
Picked up a single at Four Firkins. It certainly is a West Coast style IPA, big juicy hops over a lighter body. I'm not complaining, I like the style and this is a great example. I'd liken it most to Lagunitas Sucks. The aroma holds a great mix of pine with floral spice and sweet grapefruit. The flavor follows suit with a softer bitterness of piney apricot and less floral character. The finish is slightly dry and with the lighter body, a 4-pack would be dangerously drinkable.
08-08-2014 00:30:50 | More by tempest
4.24/5 rDev +3.7%
Serving: On tap, 4oz sampler
Served: 6 August 2014
Appearance: Golden yellow with a marvelous head that just wouldn't die, even in the small sampler glass. Left lacing in the glass. This would make an excellent pint. Much lighter in color than a standard IPA- almost looks like a session IPA.
Smell: Huge notes of citrus and floral hops, some sticky sweetness.
Taste: An excellent taste on an "overrated west coast IPA"- massively unbalanced towards the floral and citrus hops. This is all hops, and barely any malt presence at all. The hops really shine though, and the malt backbone is there just enough to really carry the hops through an entire sip. Finishes semi-sweet.
Mouthfeel: High carbonation and medium-light body makes this one dangerously drinkable.
Overall: I love the tongue-in-cheek nature of this beer, and I frankly find that it does an excellent job of mimicking an "overrated west coast IPA". Would highly recommend.
08-07-2014 02:54:38 | More by Beric
Overrated West Coast IPA from Surly Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 985 ratings.