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Overrated West Coast IPA - Surly Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

951 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 951
Reviews: 156
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 8.07%
Wants: 98
Gots: 80 | FT: 6
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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xmorgan

California

5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a tasty IPA in the west coast style? It is very balanced and not overtly hoppy. It is a very well made IPA! My only complaint is it is in a can!
Pour it into a glass!

Apperance: Orangish amber forms a white head and nice lacing
Smell: hoppy citrus aroma
Taste: dry hop heaven it is well balanced and awesome I normally am more discriptive but hoppy and well balanced is all I can say
Overall: this is a well made beer and not overtly over hopped. Would dri no it again and again!

Serving type: can

06-26-2013 03:40:23 | More by xmorgan
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Minnesota

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dar482

New York

4.76/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This pours out beautiful in a deep hazy orange that you can barely see through with a tight white head.

The aroma has big sweet pineapple, mango, very tropical, lot of pine. There’s some orange and bit of grapefruit too. Not a huge huge aroma despite being 7 weeks old (5/14/13), but quite wonderful smelling. In the back, there’s some of that cat pee or dankness. As it warms up, those last characteristics bloom out more and you just get some pure "hop" aroma. It's not specific really, but just flowery, big, dank hops.

The flavor hits you immediately with huge grapefruit. There’s a bit malt sweetness in there too, but not very malty or sweet. Not much of a bit palate there.

The bitterness on the end is very piney and grapefuit peel and pith. It really is that bitter pith. It’s really bitter and leaves the tongue extremely dry.

The mouthfeel is a good medium.

Wow, what a wonderful example of the West Coast style. Not very malty, aggressively bitter and dry.

In the end, I really like this beer. As a single IPA, I really would be happy to have this all the time. The lack of malt really makes this super easy to drink and that huge bitterness eventually becomes a highlight of the beer (though offensive for some probably). I won’t say it’ll blow your socks off, but for the style, this is where it’s at.

Serving type: can

07-04-2013 04:34:17 | More by dar482
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Illinois

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Vermont

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Surly Brewing Company - Overrated West Coast IPA - Pint Can

Let me just say, this brew is phenomenal, if you have a chance to try it, do so!

Look - Pours a clear pale golden with a slight amber tint. Small, soapy head that dissipates quickly, leaving behind sticky lacing.

Smell - Malts and hops blend perfectly here, aroma is smooth but still has that Surly punch.

Taste - Everything comes together neatly in the taste. Smooth with a mean boy kick. Surly supreme!

Mouthfeel - Dry and bitter, crisp, and refreshing as hell. Drinkable for sure. Each sip makes you thirsty for more.

Overall - Overrated is a hilarious name for this beer because it is amazing, you will have to try it to believe it. Surly Brewing Co. is one badass company.

Serving type: can

05-02-2013 11:55:42 | More by JMScowcroft
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Overrated West Coast IPA from Surly Brewing Company
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