Overrated West Coast IPA - Surly Brewing Company
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4.16/5 rDev +1.7%
Pours a crystal clear straw color with thin white head and not much head. Nose is dank with resinous hops, strong notes of pine, notes of grass along with a touch of citrus. Definitely smells like a west coast IPA. Taste features strong pine hops up front with increasing bitterness as it goes. By the end, it is like you are sucking on a pine needle. Super hoppy with a dry malty finish. Mouthfeel is light and well carbonated. Overall, this dry and resinous IPA is incredibly refreshing and delightfully hoppy.
11-25-2013 08:38:23 | More by homebrew311
3.99/5 rDev -2.4%
16oz can, welcome back to Chicago, Surly!
A - amber ale topped with a frothy off-white head, decent head retention and lacing
S - fruity, citric aroma with pine, tropical mango, caramel
T - similar to aroma; bitter, piny, grapefruity, mango, caramel, bready
M - thinner side of medium body, resinous, finishes dry with lingering pine
O - excellent west coast style IPA. Not my favorite but this will do just fine. A fuller body would have helped this some, otherwise no complaints.
11-23-2013 16:35:36 | More by barnzy78
4.13/5 rDev +1%
Thank you lurpy1 for this, 16 oz can into tulip
Pours a nice slightly hazy orange hue with a small white head. Smell is spicy citrus hops with some pine resin notes. Taste is citrusy hops with nice piney resin. Medium body with decent carbonation. Overall a great IPA that is a very easy drinker.
11-22-2013 22:00:17 | More by Jas45678
3.55/5 rDev -13.2%
Very hopified. Bitter. Sour. Crisp. Light. Weak head and body.
Lacking any significant malty character.
Drinkable for hop heads. Spicy finish. Definitely over rated!
The color is slightly cloudy and golden with the slightest bit of amber.
As the beer warms up, the pleasant caramel notes and toasty character poke their noses out from the clouds to meet the wicked hops.
Nowhere near balanced but still true to the "style" of West Coast IPA.
11-22-2013 04:01:06 | More by Karl_M
Overrated West Coast IPA from Surly Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 999 ratings.