Overrated West Coast IPA - Surly Brewing Company
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Reviews by elgiacomo:
4.06/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
16oz canned April 10, 2013. Very fresh. Served at around 40-45F.
Pours lightly hazy orange-amber with a one-finger white head that leaves some foamy spots of lacing and settles to a light cap.
Aroma is grapefruit rind, citrus, some pineapple, good notes of pine, candied fruit. Very good strength.
Flavor is big, unbalanced hops, strong grapefruit and citrus character, pine, resinous hops, pineapple, minimal malt backbone, minimal sweetness, serious bitterness, moderate alcohol. Tasty.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, oily, a little sticky, good to sharp carbonation.
Excellent stuff. I think I like this better than Furious and Abrasive and that’s saying a lot! I love ’em unbalanced and aggressively hoppy and this one delivers.
Serving type: can
04-24-2013 01:50:05 | More by elgiacomo
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4.14/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Deep, golden body with a light haze and an incredible off-white head. Head retention is fantastic, as is lacing. Plenty of carbonation keeps fine sediment spinning violently around the glass.
Nice herbal and pine hop notes with a fantastic, sweet caramel malt to provide some balance. The addition of citrus notes make for a very welcoming aroma.
Bitter bite is right up front and is both brutal and smooth. Confused? Yeah, me too. In my opinion, this one sets the bar for what balance should be in an IPA! Plenty of pine hops character here meets a slightly sweet roasted caramel.
Super smooth medium bodied IPA. Plenty of carbonation. Semi-dry and clean finish.
Fantastic and very easy to approach IPA. Overrated, this is not - grab it.. even if you're not an IPA fan - this might convert you!
Serving type: can
02-22-2014 05:30:51 | More by alphagnome
Overrated West Coast IPA from Surly Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 767 ratings.