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Overrated West Coast IPA - Surly Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

995 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 995
Reviews: 163
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 8.07%
Wants: 105
Gots: 83 | 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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Picked up a single at Four Firkins. It certainly is a West Coast style IPA, big juicy hops over a lighter body. I'm not complaining, I like the style and this is a great example. I'd liken it most to Lagunitas Sucks. The aroma holds a great mix of pine with floral spice and sweet grapefruit. The flavor follows suit with a softer bitterness of piney apricot and less floral character. The finish is slightly dry and with the lighter body, a 4-pack would be dangerously drinkable.

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Serving: On tap, 4oz sampler
Served: 6 August 2014

Appearance: Golden yellow with a marvelous head that just wouldn't die, even in the small sampler glass. Left lacing in the glass. This would make an excellent pint. Much lighter in color than a standard IPA- almost looks like a session IPA.

Smell: Huge notes of citrus and floral hops, some sticky sweetness.

Taste: An excellent taste on an "overrated west coast IPA"- massively unbalanced towards the floral and citrus hops. This is all hops, and barely any malt presence at all. The hops really shine though, and the malt backbone is there just enough to really carry the hops through an entire sip. Finishes semi-sweet.

Mouthfeel: High carbonation and medium-light body makes this one dangerously drinkable.

Overall: I love the tongue-in-cheek nature of this beer, and I frankly find that it does an excellent job of mimicking an "overrated west coast IPA". Would highly recommend.

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A - Pale orange, clear brew, with a near white head that forms up fat and pillowy, but reduce quickly to a thin veneer over the top, with extensive lacing.

S - Citrus hop, with resin and pine, a bit of wild onion. All typical, delicious West Coast territory.

T - A bang of pith and juicy citrus flesh, mostly red grapefruit, with a hint of the grass and greener flavors, coupled with a mild malt sweetness that keeps the bitterness from going off the rails.

M - The real accomplishment here is to keep this from being a hyper chewy resin mess, but while the brisk carbonation keeps things from being too overwhelming, this does build up over time.

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Overrated West Coast IPA from Surly Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 995 ratings.