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Overrated West Coast IPA - Surly Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,019
Reviews: 165
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 8.07%
Wants: 107
Gots: 88 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

mpipe, Aug 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

alexm1309, Aug 26, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +1.7%

JakeBarnett, Aug 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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.

Franziskaner, Aug 26, 2014
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3.74/5  rDev -8.6%

Gdirt, Aug 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Tricerahops, Aug 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

shehateme, Aug 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

rjp217, Aug 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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.

mjpolzin, Aug 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

GeorgeCarroll, Aug 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

ONovoMexicano, Aug 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

nickbman, Aug 18, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +2.7%

birchstick, Aug 18, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +7.6%

stephensinner, Aug 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

ccurrid, Aug 17, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +2.7%

SuperHop18, Aug 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

A - pours a glowim golden orange with s finger of near white head, good retention,perfect lacing

S - Big sweet citrusy notes, mostly orange and lemon.a bit grainy/seedy

T - grainy lemomy hops, seedy/find flavor, a wee bit malty sweet

M - medium bodied good carb good mouthfeel

MacQ32, Aug 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

msumike89, Aug 15, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev -1.2%

Brewsed, Aug 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

BarrelAgedG, Aug 12, 2014
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3.79/5  rDev -7.3%

Poured from a 16 oz tallboy can into an oversized wine glass. Canned on 07/22/14 on bottom of can. Received through the neverending generosity of my brother Greg. Thanks bro.

A: Clear lemon gold with 2-finger, nearly white, frothy head with good retention and a nice collar of lacing.

S: Lemon, grapefruit, and lime combine with pine resin and floral hops notes. Malt component is lean and light 2-row pale malt grain with minimal to no sweetness, more crackery than anything else. I wish this nose had less lemon/grapefruit and more lime and juicy orange citrus character.

T: Solid flavor profile with big citrus assault with grapefruit rind, lemon, lime with floral, pine, and a little resiny dankness in the finish. Maltiness is crackery and could stand to be a touch sweeter. No yeast and alcohol is well-hidden. A good beer with solid WCIPA flavor but that's all the more I can say about it. It does not have the more lush juicy hops character I love in beers like Alpine Duet or Kern RIver Citra.

M: Crisp and light-bodied for the ABV with moderate carbonation and a very dry finish.

O: I liked this beer but it's not better than Stone IPA, Alesmith IPA, or a number of other WCIPAs. If I lived in MN, I would drink a fair amount of this, but it is missing the slightly oily, coating, more lush feel and more juicy citrus and floral character I enjoy more in an IPA.

argock, Aug 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Gotti311, Aug 11, 2014
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Stillyman11, Aug 10, 2014
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Overrated West Coast IPA from Surly Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,019 ratings.