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Overrated West Coast IPA - Surly Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,023 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,023
Reviews: 165
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 8.07%
Wants: 107
Gots: 87 | 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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Can gifted by RussianDragon. Thanks Dave.

The beer is light golden orange with a half inch of white head. Aromas of pine, melon, orange, cantaloupe, sweet citrus. Tangy and hop forward with some biscuit malt presence. Tasty.

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Canned 7/22/14 and poured 9/3/14. $3.49 for a single at Four Firkins.

Appearance: Like a yellow/orange snow globe. It's fairly clear, but the floaters don't have it appearing that way. Fairly aggressive pour gave off no real head -- a few bubbles, but that's about it. Very modest lacing. Doesn't look all that great. (3.5/5)

Smell: Pine and citrus. A bit of malt in there as well. Not particularly "astringent" with a harsh hop oil sort of aroma, just surprisingly clean and great on the nose. Pretty simple, but it works. (4.25/5)

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Overrated West Coast IPA from Surly Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,023 ratings.