Overrated West Coast IPA - Surly Brewing Company
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3.94/5 rDev -3.7%
Poored into Dogfish Head IPA glass. Canned 4/2/13
A. Hazy Amber, almost Orange in color. Inch and a half thick white head. Dissipates slowly leaving nice lacing down the glass.
S. Very strong flower and citrus aroma jump right at you. Slight hoppy fragrance.
T. Bitter hops, pine resin, orange. Extremely bitter aftertaste.
M. Light and sticky. Warm finish.
O. Well, Surly set out to make a West Coast IPA and they did an admirable job. Not much balance, just hops and bitterness that, pretty much, punch you right in the face. Good, not great, example of the style. Extremely enjoyable never-the-less.
04-18-2013 01:45:52 | More by PieOhMy
4.23/5 rDev +3.4%
Pours a little amber hue. Some yeast sediment is present. Head is white with decent retention. Lace is good.
Good pine resin here, maybe some dried apricot aromas. Overall quite resinous but the malt isn't dominated.
Starts off with some pine resin, some great caramel and biscuit notes and then transitions into some apricot laced astringency. Overall, good balance here.
Lively carbonation and good mouthfeel.
Overall a good ipa. Definitely worth a shot especially at 8 bucks a 4 pack. I jus noticed... 7.3%! Well hidden.
04-15-2013 19:35:03 | More by Greggy
4.1/5 rDev +0.2%
Thanks for sending me this one, yamar68!
Clear orange and slight golden. Moderate off-white head that's not very persistent. Messy, irregular, and sticky lacing all the way down the glass.
Very hoppy aroma--nice, expressive citrus notes. A bit of melon maybe as well. Simple, but expressive, appropriate, and bright.
The flavor isn't quite as bright or expressive as the aroma, though this is very much an IPA brewed in the West-Coast tradition. Bitter citrus, a touch of melon, and only a mild malt presence. Nice and exceptionally drinkable.
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
I like this one a lot.
04-15-2013 00:33:33 | More by ehammond1
4.19/5 rDev +2.4%
Appearance: Gold, particles in suspension, nice carbonation, good head.
Smell: Piney, not too strong.
Taste/mouthfeel: Mild breadiness then shifts to sharp bitter pine and citrus. Long lasting bitter finish. As it warms up, a little more sweetness comes in under the bitterness. Light, crisp feel, doesn't feel like over 7%.
Overall: Picked up a 4 pack and it's another winner from Surly. Sharper bitterness than Furious or Abrasive in my opinion. Not too heavy. I didn't get a lot of aroma from it, but my nose is pretty bad. A very good beer for getting your hop fix.
04-14-2013 13:08:07 | More by Mdog
Overrated West Coast IPA from Surly Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 993 ratings.