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Overrated West Coast IPA - Surly Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,154
Reviews: 172
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 7.82%
Wants: 111
Gots: 113 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 02-05-2013

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.
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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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4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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)

Taste/feel: Well the feel is pretty awesome on this beer. Just about full bodied with a moderately prickly carbonation -- that may be the best part about this beer. The flavor is really good too with plenty of pine and citrus in there. Not so many tropical fruits in the aroma. Not a lot of malt, but not as incredibly hopcentric as I was expecting this to be. Still, no doubt a hoppier-than-usual IPA, I'd say. Quite bitter throughout, but I've had beers that were more bitter. Aftertaste is pretty dry, and it's where the malt comes through the most. (4/5, 4.5/5)

A really good beer, but the pricing of $3.49 for a single is a little high.

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Golden hued with excellent clarity. A thin layer of white head covers half of the top of the beer. Pungent grapefruit and mango hop aroma is prevalent. The hop flavor is a bit more mild than the aroma would suggest. While it is still more grapefruit hop flavor forward, it is pleasantly balanced with light malt flavor. The aftertaste is still primarily tropical flavored hops. The mouthfeel is lightly sticky, but refreshing.

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I have to admit that a lot of IPAs/pale ales run together for me. There are a lot of good ones out there but only a few that I consider great. Surly IPAs are all exceptionally solid and this one fell right in line with the rest.

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Overrated West Coast IPA from Surly Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,154 ratings.