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Overrated West Coast IPA - Surly Brewing Company

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Overrated West Coast IPAOverrated West Coast IPA

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

993 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 993
Reviews: 163
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 8.07%
Wants: 103
Gots: 82 | FT: 8
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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3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

04-18-2013 02:16:50 | More by HeadyTheElder
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PieOhMy

Minnesota

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
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +10%

04-17-2013 17:01:29 | More by FreshmanPour77
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mtpHokie

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

04-17-2013 14:13:59 | More by mtpHokie
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Hopstout

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +10%

04-17-2013 02:23:34 | More by Hopstout
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GFG

North Dakota

4.5/5  rDev +10%

04-16-2013 18:35:14 | More by GFG
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

04-16-2013 15:20:40 | More by iL0VEbeer
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arniepnminne

Nova Scotia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +10%

04-16-2013 12:38:54 | More by arniepnminne
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

04-16-2013 09:57:33 | More by bigbeers84
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MEGAawesomeLAUREN

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-16-2013 02:12:27 | More by MEGAawesomeLAUREN
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eawolff99

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

04-15-2013 23:33:28 | More by eawolff99
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Greggy

Minnesota

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
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joh02034

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-15-2013 02:10:05 | More by joh02034
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Minnesota

5/5  rDev +22.2%

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ehammond1


4.1/5  rDev +0.2%

Can (2013)

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.

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Vermont

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Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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Minnesota

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Mdog

Minnesota

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.

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Minnesota

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Minnesota

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Minnesota

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Overrated West Coast IPA from Surly Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 993 ratings.