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Overrated West Coast IPA - Surly Brewing Company

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1,223 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,223
Reviews: 185
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 8.07%
Wants: 113
Gots: 138 | FT: 9
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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Ratings: 1,223 | Reviews: 185
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4.49/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Enochase04
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not as good as their other ipa offerings

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4.62/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DRapp1984
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of boblee
2.1/5  rDev -48.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

The name says it all.

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4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AGorman
4.73/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of tradster
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PastisPresent
3.89/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Azeotrope
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NickTheGreat
4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L (4.25) - It pours a nice light yellow color, with a nice white head. Fairly clear also.
S (4.5) - Really nice aromas here. Nice light floral hop. Makes me want to dive right in.
T (4.25) - Like the aroma would suggest, a nice light hoppy beer. Not mouth-puckering bitter, but fairly bitter. A wee bit of after taste, but it is pretty clean, really. No sweetness whatsoever.
F (4) - There's plenty of carbonation here, but it is fairly easy to drink. About what you'd want your IPA to be like.
O (4.25) - Overall, I liked this beer. Surly is recently being distributed in my area, and I am pumped. I had this a little warmer than it should be, and it was good. Plus, being in 16oz cans is fantastic!

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4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.52/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.51/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A beautiful west coast-style IPA found in the Midwest. As some IPAs become less bitter, and more sugary, this holds onto a smooth, hoppy bitterness that pleases those looking to avoid sweet undertones. Very nice.

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4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CraigP83
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Standard IPA look with suspended micro particles. Solid head with larger bubbles. Scent is Floral, Hoppy, a hint of lemon. Solid hop bitterness fades into slight orange zest. Good IPA but doesn't shine in any one area.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rxthree
4.54/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WynnDavis
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ta_hagen
4.83/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Overrated West Coast IPA from Surly Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,223 ratings.