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Overrated West Coast IPA - Surly Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,179
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 7.82%
Wants: 110
Gots: 126 | 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:
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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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I got this via trade with my good friend Ted from Minnesota (NuBrewm). I'm lucky to try this.

Poured from a can into a pint glass.

A: A light to medium orange color with a 2 finger off white head. Nice full glass lacing.

S: Tropical fruits dominate the nose with mango, pineapple, grapefruit, tangerine and some slight pine notes. Slight, slight sweetness.

T: Wow, a big difference with this compared to Furious. Huge tropical fruits dominate with the mango, pineapple, grapefruit, some tangerine and lemon hints too. There is some slight pine notes, but they are overwhelmed by the fruits. Sweetness is there, but barely. This is one hoppy brew that balances on the hoppy side of the spectrum. The malt holds it together, but it's not near as malty as Furious and it's more of an afterthought on this beer. Finish stays super clean, dry and crisp with some real nice bitterness. Great beer.

M: Clean, crisp and dry but still medium overall at it fills your mouth with flavors. Not much alcohol is detected.

O: A fantastic beer that is a great contrast to Furious. The can says it's West Coast style and unbalanced, most of which is true. There is some balance there that makes it very, very drinkable.

Brew this one again Surly, you have a winner here. Love the crispness of it.

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

On-tap at DLD

A - Light orange with nice white head to it. Slightly hazy body

S - Orange and grassy. Actually smells a bit like weed with a rich and earthy grassiness.

T - Pine and grass up front. It also has a nice citrus aspect to it as well which tastes a bit like orange juice. The finish is very grassy and earthy from the pine.

M - Medium carbonation with a resiny aspect that lingers on the finish

O - Solid grassy and resiny IPA that is dominated by wet and juicy hops. Another great IPA from Surly.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16 oz. tallboy can into a Surly Brewing Company branded shaker pint glass. Thanks to Oboogie for both the brew and glass

Pours a slightly hazy golden amber with light orange highlights. Fluffy, yet sticky clean white head; great retention and plenty of lacing. Big hops notes on the nose. A cornucopia of tropical fruit: pineapple, mango, orange, and pleasant piney accents. Tangerine, mandarin orange, pineapple, and mango initially. Papaya joins in midpalate and is met by bitter grapefruit flesh and rind. Medium body with ample malt backbone; smooth, soapy and oily body with some creaminess. Very enjoyable, a bit more balanced than expected. Excellent for the style.

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Can from kjyost. From notes.

A - Poured hazy golden. Soapy two finger white head on top. Good carbonation coming up. Decent lace rings and a film of retention.

S - Lot's of citrus. Boozy apricots maybe? There's definitely an alcohol note there combined with lot's of big juicy citrus fruits.

T - Pungent dank hops. Apricot, grapefruit, marijuana, alcohol soaked fruits.

M - Very dry. Bitter up front and in the finish. Good carbonation and a medium body. Solid feel.

O/D - A nice IPA. Very dank and bitter. If they were going for West Coast, they seem to have nailed it. Good stuff.

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Overrated West Coast IPA from Surly Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,179 ratings.