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Overrated West Coast IPA - Surly Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

925 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 925
Reviews: 156
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 8.07%
Wants: 95
Gots: 76 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
It's been said; "Its easier to brew an extremely hoppy beer than an extremely balanced beer." And you know us, we are always looking for the easy way out, so we jumped on the West Coast IPA Bandwagon and brewed this dry and hoppy ale. "Surly's a little bit of a one-trick pony, they just brew gimmick beers," and maybe we are OVERRATED, but at the end of the day it's just a beer. If yo like it, great, so do we. If you only liked us when we were small, then leave this one on the shelf. Let one of the fanyboys grab it.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 02-05-2013)
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joe1510

Illinois

4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16oz Can
$11.99 4-Pack
Warehouse Liquors, Duluth

From cooler to glass Over Rated! is apricot orange with a slight chill haze and carbonation, big and small, rushing to the surface with no rhyme or reason. Two fingers worth of dirty white head forms, becomes stiff & meringue-like, and then leaves chunky lacing down the glass. Not a bad looking IPA if I do say so myself.

Apricot seems to be a running theme as the dried variety is the first quality I get from a sniff. Tangerine, mango, and pineapple follow suit in that order of intensity while a honey drizzled biscuit maltiness sets the base. A deep whiff either brings a mild pine hop note that is reminiscent of booze or a mild boozy hit that reminds me of hop produced pine. Sounds good, right? It is.

The nose doesn't lie. The flavor profile is hop forward and based around that citric/tropical profile. Tangerines and under ripe peppery mango make up the majority of the profile but that dried apricot sneaks back in there on the finish. The malt, honeyed biscuit again, is pale but substantial enough to keep Over Rated! from being dominated by the citric hoppiness.

Sluggish carbonation and a moderate, silky body make this one a slow mover over the tongue. The dryness builds with each drink but the bitterness never steps past moderate. There's a good balance between malt sweetness, fruitiness, and bitterness.

Over Rated! is an all-around solid IPA from the guys up at Surly. I haven't had this one in a while but it's about as I remember: a clean, pale malt profile with a fruit heavy hoppiness. "West Coast Style IPA" is right. An IPA worth picking up on occasion.

Serving type: can

09-29-2013 02:11:43 | More by joe1510
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Overrated West Coast IPA from Surly Brewing Company
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