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Overrated West Coast IPA - Surly Brewing Company

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Reviews: 221
Hads: 1,525
Avg: 4.08
pDev: 20.59%
Wants: 130
Gots: 243 | FT: 13
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Surly Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States | website

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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Photo of AltBock
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16oz. can with a somewhat patriotic design. A red, white, and blue (mostly blue) design that has fireworks, stars, fighter planes, and cheering fans at the bottom. It's hard to miss the large bold "Over Rated!" in the middle. The back of the can contains a description of the beer. On the bottom is a born on date of 04/02/13. Happily consumed on May 25, 2013.

When poured into a Cigar City pint glass, this west coast style IPA that was made in Minnesota poured a semi hazy and bright solid golden orange color. I thought I saw a few yellow highlights, but I think that was the gold shining in the light. There's gold in this beer. On top of this golden brew was a fluffy cotton white 1/2 an inch head of foam. This head of foam had modest retention that managed to leave behind a dim string of white rings and a large island of foam in the beer. I'm a fan of gold so I enjoyed the appearance of this beer.

When you say "West Coast Style IPA," I'm expecting a large whiff of bitter citrus hops and citrus fruits. This aroma had those aromas, but they were more on the tame side. The aroma kicked off with the bitter citrus hops. These bitter citrus hops lasted a few seconds before it let through the citrus fruits. My nose didn't pick up on my citrus fruits. I picked up bitter grapefruit, a dab of lemon, and a splash of orange. Following the fruits was a little pine, some floral notes, and a gentle whiff of toasted malt.

The taste started off soft with a tiny amount of pine needles. Then out of nowhere, in comes a huge bitter crispy taste. This big bitter taste had a good mix of citrus hops and floral hops. It was a bit on the interesting side. This hop taste lasts for a while before it lets through anything else. Following the mixed hop punch was a taste of bitter grapefruit, a splash of lemon peel, and a tiny gentle taste of toasted malt. Not much hiding behind the hop punch, but I'm fine with that.

This was a medium bodied West Coast Style IPA that had plenty of carbonation to keep your to tongue entertained, and a mild citrus/floral bitter aftertaste. This aftertaste contained a small amount of the citrus/floral hop bomb from the initial taste, a pinch of bitter grapefruit, and a nice toasted malt taste at the finish line.

A very good West Coast style IPA from the Midwest. I would like to thank fellow BA Lionssoccer for hooking me up with this nice canned IPA. Would I drink it again? I'll never say no to a Surly.

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Photo of garymuchow
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Fresh hop aroma that is smooth and not heavy. Pale malt background. Clean and enjoyable.
Light colored AIPA. More golden and slightly cloudy. Big frothy head that settles out and leaves lots of lacing.
Well done bitterness, which is foreground but not excessive. The hops flavors blend in nicely and are like the fresh aroma. Supporting pale malt with little sweetness or marking. All pretty much supportive. At times the hop oils can get a little passed the nice mark for me, but overall they are held in check.
Smooth drink with a nicely done carbonation. Lighter side of moderate.
Surprised this is a smaller beer as it doesn't necessarily drink bigger than Furious. A nice AIPA. Enjoyable all around.

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Photo of Treebs
3.79/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to iadler for the beer! 16 oz. can served in a Midnight Sun chub.

A: Pours a clear orange color with a thin white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin ring that leaves some splotchy lace down the glass.

S: Nice notes of citrus with some orange pith. Sweet pale malts balanced out the beer.

T: Same as the nose. Nice bursts of citrus fruits with some lingering bitterness on the back end. Slightly piney with a hefty dose of orange pith to dry it out.

M: Medium to light bodied with a medium carbonation level. Light bitterness on the finish.

O: Not the best thing I've had from Surly. Pretty one dimensional in the flavor department.

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Photo of AndyAvalanche
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz. can that was poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass. Liquid comes out a slightly darker than straw yellow. It has some pretty good clarity to it, glows when held up to the light and you can see right through it. Thick white head with many different sized bubbles, great lacing, stays there the whole time.

Smell is really good, has it's own distinct aroma profile, but has some similar characteristics of any quality "West Coast IPA." Very hoppy without being abrasive (no pun intended) or over powering. Plenty of pine, citrus zest (primarily grapefruit) and some slight floral notes. As strong as the hopes are there is still a noticeable sweet malted barley tone as well, it's very nice and well balanced.

Taste is on point, they nailed it. There's a big speech on the back of the can talking about how Surly is jumping on the bandwagon because it's easer to brew a hoppy beer than a balanced beer. Yes this is certainly a hoppy beer, but I was pretty impressed with the balance on this hoppy IPA. There's a nice initial sweetness has some toasted caramelized pale malts. After that it's balanced out with plenty of citrus, grapefruit zest, and a sweet sticky pine flavor. All good and even though it's hoppy, it still maintains a balance.

Mouthfeel is really good. Lighter bodied and less full than Surly Furious. Like I mentioned before, even though it's hoppy, there's a nice balance. Starts off sweet and has a nice dry, very dry bitter finish. This beer is crazy, super drinkable. I'm jealous of those who have this available to them year round.

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Photo of emerge077
4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bright saturated orange, slightly hazed, sticky foam all around the glass.
Huge citrus pith in the aroma, very citric hops high in alpha acids.
Bitter grapefruit, bittersweet orange marmalade. Slick green resin. Super drinkable.
Rivals the best of the West Coast. Get some!

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Photo of facundoCNB
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

a beautiful clean orange/copper pour with a full 2 fingers of white head which dissipated slowly giving off some great lacing. smells of piney grapefruit hops, caramel, bready/biscuity. not overly hoppy flavor, meaning the hops are there bu si in the back of the palate. the hops are grassy, herbal, mint-like, with notes of pine, grapefruit citrus, the malt profile is bready with hints of caramel sweetness. medium body, creamy mouthfeel, with modest amount of carbonation.

really enjoying this one. perfectly balanced ipa.. never a disappointment from this brewery.

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Photo of Gambrinus1184
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16-ounce can into a DFH IPA glass.

A: Pours a clean, pale gold color with ample carbonation and a slight chilled haze. Creamy, two-finger head of bone-white foam lingers well into the brew and leaves a weak web of clingy lace.

S: Very nice bouquet of spicy, floral and fruity hops with overtones of grapefruit, lemon and tangerine.

T: Delicate, creamy toasted malt up front imparts a biscuit flavor and cushion for the blend of herbal, spicy and citrusy hops that wash over the palate. Quite bitter but well-balanced, the hop bitterness washes into a resinous finish with a solid-enough malt backbone to lessen the burn.

M: Light-medium bodied, slightly creamy and well-balanced characteristics make it a very nice-drinking IPA.

O: This 7.3% ABV pop of hops from Surly only lives up to its name in the sense that you've probably had some better American IPAs, but maybe none as clean, well-balanced and decidedly West-Coast as Over Rated; I am looking squarely at you, California. Definitely worth trying out and grabbing if you can.

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Photo of BeerNutz324
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can into a pint glass

Ap- pours clear and is golden/yellow/orange in color. the thin white head has decent retention for a beer of this style

Ar- citrusy hops, grass, earth, grapefruit with a sweet biscuity malt backbone

T- same as the nose almost to a T

M- bubbly, light to medium bodied, resinous and a bit dry, you can get a hint of booze on the hold too

O- a really good beer but it's not amazing, still a good offering at a good price. I like the complexity of a Furious better

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.65/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16 oz. poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Clear golden orange. Small white head leaves wisps and some lacing.

Smell - Lots of pine and grass. Malt comes through behind it. Straightforward IPA aroma.

Taste - More grassy hops than the nose, even. Lots of pine and grass. Drops off to a sweet malt. Big dichotomy. Low bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium body but as soon as the hops drop off, it gets sweet.

Overall - Meh. Not up to Surly's IPA standards.

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Photo of Tucquan
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this on 2013-05-20 in Columbia, PA. Special thanks to Matador677 for sharing this brew. Had this again on 2013-06-11 in Maple Grove, MN

A - Lightly-hazy, golden-orange with a 1-finger strong white head that leaves good, sheeted lacing.

S - Sweet orange and not-quite-ripe peach. Hop floral. Light pine. Not dank. Smells good. Strong but not aggressively so, like a Heady Topper.

T - Hop bitter bite followed immediately by sweet orange flesh (almost candied), mild caramel, good amount of pine, orange blossom tea, light pale malt. More lemon-zest-bitterness in the finish than initially or mid-quaff.

M - Light-medium body and medium carbonation. Prickly and somewhat resinous. Dries nicely.

O - I really enjoyed this brew. It is moderately-balanced; at least for someone that really likes a citrus-pine-bitter finish. When I think of a balanced IPA/DIPA, Pliny the Elder comes to mind. This doesn't have as much malt. I'd say it is more like a fresh Ballast Point Sculpin but with a Surly-twist. Glad I travelled to Minnesota this summer so I've been able to have this again.

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Photo of Sammy
3.86/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tallboy can, thanks John. Pours golden with a little head. Citrus orange hop aroma, and that is the taste that delivers. Superior IPA and very drinkable. Just a minimum of malting to keep your palate from shredding. Well crafted. Smooth and satisfying.

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Photo of jegross2
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reviewing the Overrated West Coast IPA from Surly Brewing Company out of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. This west coast style single IPA is a new release from one of the midwest's master of hops. I've had this a few times since grabbing some courtesy of Brandon at Dark Lord Day, figured I should finally get around to reviewing one since I am on my last can.

Score: 93

Canned on 04/19/13. Served in a Goose Island Chicago flag snifter and enjoyed on 05/16/13.

Appearance: Pours a clean/transparent light amber-orange color with a half finger of head off the pour. Good lacing, poor retention. 4/5

Smell: Dank, resinous hops and tropcal citrus. Sticky pine sap, grapefruit, pineapple, and grassy hops. 4.25/5

Taste: Bitter citrus rind, sappy/piney hops and sweet tropical citrus. Nice sweet malt backbone that is not very pronounced, but adds a good balance to the hops. The hop flavor is there, but it is not quite "in your face" palate wrecking intense like Abrasive Ale. The bitterness and lingering hop flavor are spot on for what I love in my IPA. 4.25/5

Mouthfeel: Light-plus bodied, excellent carbonation. Oily mouthfeel, slightly dry finish. 4.25

Overall: Better than Furious, but a slight notch below Wet. Surly has another winner on their hands. Hopefully this will become a Surly staple.

Cost: $9.99 for a four pack of 16 oz cans.

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Photo of hopoilcrazy
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Cyclone8 for knowing that 1 can of Surly beer is never enough for me!

A - Light straw. Crystal clear. Beautiful head that does not stick around for long, but its brief appearance is great: big bubbly and tight.

S - Great aroma. Right as I popped the can it hit me over the head. Intensely citric and floral hop aroma invades. Light grassy notes. I also get some "cookie spice" from the light touch of malts. The alcohol comes in strong along with an aspirin-y note. Overall the aroma is so powerful that it smells close to light hair permanent.

T - Big grapefruit taste, you almost get the whole fruit in order: zest, bitter pith, and then juicy and sour fruit. As the can says there is not much in the way of balance, but it is nice overall. Finishes with an herbal quality akin to mint

M - Nice and smooth, suggesting an easy drinkability. Lighter body for an IPA, but in the spectrum of beer it is about medium.

Solid IPA, great sensory experience until the beer is in your mouth and then the party's over

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Can opened on 4.27.13

A - Pours a hazy medium to dark orange wiht a smaller tan head with good retention.

S - Bitter orange peel, malts, some tropical fruits.

T - Sweet orange then some bitterness. Fruity finish.

D - Good carbonation and a bit to thin of a body.

O - Great, orange and tropical IPA with a bit of bitterness in the middle.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.89/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks to Jeff for this one. 4/15/13 Canning date. 16oz. can into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter. Shared with schen9303.

Beer pours a .5 finger fine white head with low retention. Color is a clear goldenrod. Lacing is spotty and sparse with little cling. Honestly, I expected a bit more here.

Nose is citrus, pine, tree sap hop bitterness, and some grass. Moderately aromatic. Very clean and fresh.

Opens bright citrus and pine hop bitterness. Some grassiness and sap hop presence in the middle. West Coast for sure. Very little malt presence. Finishes resin-y with a sharp hop bite at the end. Aftertaste of pine and citrus hop bitterness. Dry. Pretty good.

Light bodied with moderate to ample carbonation. Quenching and bubbly in the mouth and goes down abrasive and sharp. Accented finish with a dry, lingering, sticky aftertaste. Love it!

This beer certainly lives up to its name. Huge hop presence that makes itself known with a nose and feel that only serves to enhance the bitterness. Real drinkable and definitely worth visiting. I'd say not at all over-rated!

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Photo of smakawhat
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the can into a Dogfish Head Ale glass. Canned April 30th 2013.

A fairly clear, bronze gold amber body, with slow rising carbonation. Head is off white and is about two fingers deep, but falls to a thin puck and soapy fat collar. Not too bad looking.

Nose is fairly subtle hop wise. Mild sense of sweet melon, perhaps a hint of tropical juicy quality. Mild sweetness, a little bit of piney spice and light brown sugar.

Good bitterness matching the hint of tropical quality. Toned down malt sweetness hinted with a little bit of toasty brown sugar. Slightly more than moderate carbonation but with a hint of wet body. Hints of earthy quality on the aftertaste and finish with a matching pine bitterness.

Overall not bad, and not overrated either.

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Photo of guityler83
4.56/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Crystal clear, bright orange color with bright white head that falls quickly.

S: Catty, pine and citrus hop aroma that puts your sences in to a euphoric state

T: A big burst of pine bitterness on the first sip. The crisp toasty malt vibe is subtle when it washes over the pallet, then it finishing with a catty west coast hop bite. \m/

M: Sticky hop oils, mild carbonation and moderate body.

O: I've never had a subpar beer from Surly. They have another winner with Overrated, I just wish we could get it easier in WI.

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Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip glass from a 16oz can.

Pours a nice clear and bright slight golden color. There is a nice 1 inch white head that is slightly soapy and has some nice dense notes. The head is pretty sticky and leaves some nice lacing as it slowly recedes.

Aroma starts off with some nice grapefruit and tangerine citrus notes. Very...dare I say West Coast. Definitely citrus hop notes dominate the palette. There are mild bready notes in the nose and very slight earthy grain notes.

Starts off with some nice piney and grassy sweetness as well as some nice pale caramel notes. Then there is the nice citrus blast of orange and tangerine. There is also some slight grapefruit notes as well. The brew has some nice spicy and grassy hop notes in there as well mixed in with some pine. Quite a plethora of hop note profiles. Very well crafted and yummy. There is some bready notes in there that slightly balance the hop profile. Mouthfeel is nice and crisp and clean with a nice bitter dryness.

Surly is good at this IPA game and they did a great job concocting this citrusy and dry hoppy bomb.

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Photo of TheQuietMan22
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Serving type: 16-ounce can. The “CANNED ON” dated printed on the bottom is “04/15/13.”

Appearance: Poured into a nonick pint glass. It is a slightly hazy, syrup-like pale ambler. Tiny, grain-like specks are suspended in the beer. Two fingers of dense, buttery, eggshell-colored head slowly settled to a fairly even skim and left a thick ring around the edge.

Smell: Like a true West Coast IPA. Bold citrus aromas (lemon, orange, and a touch of grapefruit), a little bit of pine, and grainy bitterness.

Taste: Hmm — that’s unique. It is sweet at first. For a moment, flavors of pale malts, caramel, and toffee are the first to hit the taste buds. Then the citrus and bitterness run them over. There is a lot of lemon zest, a touch of pine, and the finish is very dry. The bitterness is impressive and somewhat coarse, but nothing overpowering. As the beer warms, hints of grapefruit and tropical fruit begin to emerge, but the lemon keeps them in check. The malts and sweetness also reemerge and begin to counterbalance the bitterness, but the bitterness maintains its edge.

Drinkability: This is not overrated. It is a solid and drinkable West Coast IPA from the land o’ lakes.

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Photo of nmann08
3.74/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

16oz can, date on can 4/30/13

Pours a very light gold, looking at it, IPA does not jump out to you. It has a bubbly off-white to white head.

The smell is somewhat mellow. The hops come through, a bit piney, but not at the level you would expect for a west-coast style ipa.

The taste is juicy, not the bitterness you would expect. Citrus hits you up front, I 100% agree on the tropical fruit comments.

The mouthfeel is nice, but its sweet, and the bitterness doesn't show up until very late to balance it. Overall, an above average IPA, but wouldn't put it in the top-tier.

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Photo of caskstrength
2.61/5  rDev -36%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a nice light gold, IPA appropriate white head. 2 week old 4 pack, a couple cans consumed before reviewing.

Smells are sweet citrus and pine, but subdued. No pungency or sharp hops.

Tastes showcase the pale malts mixing with some pine and citrus. But the bright zest is missing. Nothing attacks the tongue. Bready, grainy.

Mouthfeel is too heavy and sweet. Minimal resin or pith. Easy drinking for the "fanboy", for whom I'll leave this on the shelf.

Aptly named

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to TIMMYJ21 for the hookup.

Appearance: Bright, clear dark gold with some slight orange leanings. Head is white and fluffy. Drops to a small clumpy cap and collar. Lively but not aggressive carbonation. Big sheets of thin lacing.

Smell: Not as aggressively hoppy as expected. Requisite blast of citrus with a solid pine needle backing. Some sweet malts push something vaguely bready with a nice caramel malt sweetness. Grapefruit, tangerine, pithy orange. Tropical with a slight oily note. Herbal, but mildly so. Not balanced, but not out of whack either.

Taste: Juicy citrus. Orange flesh. Tangerines and ruby red grapefruit. Slight pine bitterness. Oily hops. Solid malt backbone is just sweet enough to cut through the hops. A bit bready. Warming pushes it a bit more herbal with a solid floral finish. Lingering bitterness, but again, not particularly aggressive. Toasted and pale malts.

Mouthfeel: Juicy and wet without pushing too far. Medium body with a moderate carbonation. Slightly dry finish.

Overall: I didn't know Surly could make a drinkable IPA...

It's a west-coast-style IPA. No frills, no muss, just is. It's not a killer in the style, but I don't think it was designed to be. A solid jab that delivers but doesn't go too far. It's Surly and it's worth it.

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Photo of inlimbo77
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz, 4/25/13
Riedel tulip

A: Pretty clear light orange color. Nice fluffy egg shell white head. Sticks around. Leaving good lacing.

S: Smells like a West Coast IPA: tropical fruits, mango, papaya, overripe peach. Some grain notes, but certainly hop forward.

T: Nice fruity hop bitterness up front. Get that overripe peach and mango, more like a WC then other Surly products. Thinner malt bill too. Some herbal notes? Dry finish.

M: medium bodied IPA

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Photo of milliCAN
4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I got this can delivered to my door by Jeffrey2310. Stand-up guy. Thanks a million.

From the can I tossed this into a Revolution Brewing pint glass. I love it already.

Perfectly pours an off white head that recedes to a ring around the glass. A beautiful IPA cloud of sediment suspends throughout with a few bubbles of carbonation appearing out of nowhere.

It smells like a dang wet hopped IPA and a little less citrus than I anticipated.

Taste is amazing. What a well balanced freakin beer. At first it seems malty and a bit sweet, then the hops kicks in with a mellow subtle tangerine but not too bitter. On the back of the tongue is a slight numbing and an almost caramel finish that balances out making me want 12 more of these.

Solid ass IPA. I love the "Hype" statement on the can. Good job, Surly.

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Photo of angrybabboon
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for giving me a fresh can of this for no reason. #gratitudeboner

Appearance: Hazy mid-orange color from a distance, more of a deep gold when held up to the light - bright, off-white head - fades to some nice wisps of a cap, leaves a nice web of lacing

Smell: Hoppy, with some West Coast flair, but honestly not that hoppy - perhaps on par, or even less hoppy than Furious - apparently, even when Surly tries to make an unbalanced beer, they still make a balanced beer - ruby red grapefruits, tangerines, citrus pith, tropical notes, and some spicy pine needles - pale and toasted malts

Taste: Juicy, fleshy, and hoppy - some tropical notes, ripe pineapple, tangerine, orange, grapefruit - fleshy and pithy citrus, with a great juiciness - some pine resin as well, some herbal notes - nicely balanced with some pale and toasted malts - nice level of bitterness

Mouthfeel: Medium body, nicely smooth, nice carbonation, dry finish

Overall: Not exactly a sleeper hit

I'm not sure if Surly was trying to poke fun at West Coast hop bombs, lower expectations for this beer, or just confuse potential drinkers... Regardless, I find it entertaining that Surly can still make a balanced beer even when they aren't trying. This is great.

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Overrated West Coast IPA from Surly Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 221 ratings.