Overrated West Coast IPA - Surly Brewing Company
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4.75/5 rDev +16.1%
Surly Brewing Company - Overrated West Coast IPA - Pint Can
Let me just say, this brew is phenomenal, if you have a chance to try it, do so!
Look - Pours a clear pale golden with a slight amber tint. Small, soapy head that dissipates quickly, leaving behind sticky lacing.
Smell - Malts and hops blend perfectly here, aroma is smooth but still has that Surly punch.
Taste - Everything comes together neatly in the taste. Smooth with a mean boy kick. Surly supreme!
Mouthfeel - Dry and bitter, crisp, and refreshing as hell. Drinkable for sure. Each sip makes you thirsty for more.
Overall - Overrated is a hilarious name for this beer because it is amazing, you will have to try it to believe it. Surly Brewing Co. is one badass company.
05-02-2013 11:55:42 | More by JMScowcroft
4.24/5 rDev +3.7%
Can dated 4/25/13 poured info a Surly Mug
A: Appearance on this one is money. Completely translucent pale, golden yellow with a fizzy off-white head that clings completely to the glass as if slowly fades.
S: Very hop forward in the nose. Lots of lemon and grapefruit juice citrus. Smells a little bready and buttery. Piney. A little exotic mango-like fruitiness also.
T: More pine and Christmas-tree notes than the nose leads you to believe. Good bitterness balancing out strong lemon fruitiness. Some biscuit maltiness underlying all.
M: Medium body. Oily and a but dry. Cactus-like Prickly. Moderate-high carbonation.
O: Surly continues to impress. Ultra fresh hops and high bitterness balanced with mega loads of citrus sweetness and pine.
05-02-2013 02:18:20 | More by Justin_Neff
4.3/5 rDev +5.1%
This is an excellent-if-boilerplate example of what a west coast IPA should be.
Pours bright amber with a fuzzy white head.
In the aroma, does the malt balance the hops, but the hop profile is variegated enough so as to balance itself, reaching extremely acidic peaks of pine and grapefruit that are tamed by mango and grass before being subsumed into breadiness. It tastes, thankfully, very much as it smells: exceptionally well balanced.
04-30-2013 15:42:58 | More by mynie
4.24/5 rDev +3.7%
A - copper/amber color. Pours a pretty dense 1.5 inches or so of dense white foam.
S - smooth citrus, orange peel, some pine
T - lots of grapefruit and orange, little bit of more tropical notes as it warms. Then some piney/sappy bitterness towards the end.
M - good. Medium or a little lighter carbonation. Nice finish.
O - certainly not overrated. Tasty IPA.
04-30-2013 02:28:07 | More by Beerandboards
4.25/5 rDev +3.9%
16 oz. can. Canned on 4/15/13.
Pours a bright golden orange. Clean and clear. Small finger of gauzy, tight, off-white head. Some lacing. Lots of citrus on the nose. Some pine, but mostly grapefruit, lemon zest, and some pineapple. Fruity malt backbone gets overshadowed by the fresh hop aromas. Nice!
Toasted malt up front. Sweetish, fruity malt fills in, along with plenty of juicy hops. Grapefruit, pineapple, and pine sap dominate. Moderately bitter (for an IPA), but the hop flavors are nice and fresh. More toasted, bready notes near the finish. Long, dry finish with some lingering fruit and cookie malt. Medium body with a creamy feel. Nicely done, yet again, by Surly!
04-29-2013 21:54:32 | More by alexgash
4.01/5 rDev -2%
Canned 4/10/13. Kept cold since it entered my possession. Overml01 somehow landed a few of these and some other tasty Surly beers for me.
Golden body with a slight orange huge. Large white head with medium-low retention but lots of lacing.
Big grapefruit and piney hoppiness up front, light sweetness from the malt.
Flavor is lacking compared to the promising aroma - a little muddled, and almost more malt heavy than hop despite having almost no body. Relatively high bitterness that lasts quite a while. Hopiness is a one-note of pine with some dankness that lacks nuance.
Very thin, but not detracted too much since that was part of the west coastness. Carbonation seems appropriate.
A good IPA - very good aroma, above average flavor that is slightly lacking in complexity, high bitterness, and thin mouthfeel. I'm sure those combine to make a perfect IPA for someone out there.
04-29-2013 20:54:26 | More by zachary80
4.24/5 rDev +3.7%
Pours a very nice golden orange into my favorite tulip.
Nice 2-3 fingers of lacing that linger and drape the sides of the glass.
Smell is a familiar pine and grapefruit mix although subtle and not overpowering.
A nice bitter touch to the back of the tongue, a slightly softer version of Furious?
Overall another good, solid offering from Surly, will try again and perhaps let warm and age a little to bring out more flavor. Very young, fresh beer(canned 04/10/13)
p.s. Apologies, not quite as eloquent or creative as others but
Furious a failure, really? Perhaps at the west coast style but far from a failure!
04-28-2013 02:21:42 | More by homersimpson67
4.34/5 rDev +6.1%
16 oz can, canned on 4/10/13, poured into a tulip glass.
A- Pour a clear golden-orange color, topped with an inch of creamy white head, leaves good lacing.
S- Great, super-hoppy aroma. Loads of citrus, rind, pine resin, some mild earthy hop aromas.
T- Again, really awesome. The hops are huge, with lots of that citrusy, piney, slightly earthy West coast hop profile. It's also balanced with a sweet caramel malt, the amount of sweetness is really spot-on. Leaves some piney, fruity hop flavors in the finish.
M- Medium-bodied, smooth feel, very nice.
O- This is pretty tasty stuff. You already knew this, but Surly makes a damn good IPA. I could drink this all day.
04-28-2013 02:14:03 | More by WillCarrera
Overrated West Coast IPA from Surly Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 999 ratings.