Overrated West Coast IPA - Surly Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,130
Reviews: 169
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 7.82%
Wants: 109
Gots: 107 | 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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4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bright saturated orange, slightly hazed, sticky foam all around the glass.
Huge citrus pith in the aroma, very citric hops high in alpha acids.
Bitter grapefruit, bittersweet orange marmalade. Slick green resin. Super drinkable.
Rivals the best of the West Coast. Get some!

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

a beautiful clean orange/copper pour with a full 2 fingers of white head which dissipated slowly giving off some great lacing. smells of piney grapefruit hops, caramel, bready/biscuity. not overly hoppy flavor, meaning the hops are there bu si in the back of the palate. the hops are grassy, herbal, mint-like, with notes of pine, grapefruit citrus, the malt profile is bready with hints of caramel sweetness. medium body, creamy mouthfeel, with modest amount of carbonation.

really enjoying this one. perfectly balanced ipa.. never a disappointment from this brewery.

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16-ounce can into a DFH IPA glass.

A: Pours a clean, pale gold color with ample carbonation and a slight chilled haze. Creamy, two-finger head of bone-white foam lingers well into the brew and leaves a weak web of clingy lace.

S: Very nice bouquet of spicy, floral and fruity hops with overtones of grapefruit, lemon and tangerine.

T: Delicate, creamy toasted malt up front imparts a biscuit flavor and cushion for the blend of herbal, spicy and citrusy hops that wash over the palate. Quite bitter but well-balanced, the hop bitterness washes into a resinous finish with a solid-enough malt backbone to lessen the burn.

M: Light-medium bodied, slightly creamy and well-balanced characteristics make it a very nice-drinking IPA.

O: This 7.3% ABV pop of hops from Surly only lives up to its name in the sense that you've probably had some better American IPAs, but maybe none as clean, well-balanced and decidedly West-Coast as Over Rated; I am looking squarely at you, California. Definitely worth trying out and grabbing if you can.

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

16 oz can into a pint glass

Ap- pours clear and is golden/yellow/orange in color. the thin white head has decent retention for a beer of this style

Ar- citrusy hops, grass, earth, grapefruit with a sweet biscuity malt backbone

T- same as the nose almost to a T

M- bubbly, light to medium bodied, resinous and a bit dry, you can get a hint of booze on the hold too

O- a really good beer but it's not amazing, still a good offering at a good price. I like the complexity of a Furious better

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Overrated West Coast IPA from Surly Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,130 ratings.