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Overrated West Coast IPA - Surly Brewing Company

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1,185 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,185
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 7.82%
Wants: 111
Gots: 129 | FT: 9
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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16oz can from exactly one month ago, poured into a Duvel tulip. Thanks Dan!

A: Clear orange body topped by two fingers of dense off-white head. Terrific retention and lots of sticky lacing. Gorgeous IPA.

S: Pungent hoppiness, with a 50/50 mix of sweet tropical fruit and aromatic pine, verging into spruce/fir territory as it warms. Really nice.

T: Floral and fruity up front, with resinous piney bitterness following a brief moment of caramelized malt sweetness. Long, citrusy aftertaste. Complex, more balanced than the can would suggest, and thoroughly delicious. Really drinkable for 7.3%, too. Great.

M: Creamy, fairly light carbonation in a rather oily medium body. A bit stickier than I'd like for the style, but just fine.

O: Wonderful IPA, and if anything I'd say it's currently underrated. Reminded me quite a bit of Ithaca Flower Power, which is a high compliment in my mind. Really glad I got to try this.

Cheers!

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Overrated West Coast IPA from Surly Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,185 ratings.