Overrated West Coast IPA - Surly Brewing Company
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3.23/5 rDev -21%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Poured from a 16 oz. can into a tulip pint glass.
A: Clear, medium golden color with one finger of diminishing white foam head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass and a significant amount of suspended sediment hangs stubbornly in the column.
S: Resinous pine and thick base maltose combine for a cloying and unsophisticated smell.
T: Begins barely off-dry, with spicy and bright citrus peel hops aromatics and clean malt flavors that appear rye-influenced by the middle. Assertive carbonic acidity prevents the malt from becoming as heavy as the smell suggested. Hops aromatics become muted soon after they are established. The finish is clean, moderately bitter, and slightly spicy in an ambiguous grainy/herbal way.
M: Medium viscosity, slightly resinous and acidic on the palate, with moderate carbonation.
D/O: The marketing strategy displayed on the label of this beer's packaging suggests disdainful feelings toward what it is intended to be. This beer is safe--proficiently brewed but mediocre in strategy--among actual West Coast IPAs. If the brewer's intent was to create disinterest in strong pale ales aggressively hopped with late additions of American hops cultivars: mission accomplished.
Serving type: can
10-08-2013 23:03:42 | More by beagle75
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