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Overrated West Coast IPA - Surly Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

930 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 930
Reviews: 156
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 8.07%
Wants: 96
Gots: 77 | 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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codysjb

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

06-28-2014 23:55:11 | More by codysjb
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treeslothguy

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

06-27-2014 22:30:15 | More by treeslothguy
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ajevne

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

06-25-2014 17:13:41 | More by ajevne
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Qbdoo

Illinois

3.81/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice light orange color. Scent is citrusy but not really powerful. Taste is extremely pleasant but not really powerful either. Unlike other west coast IPAs, it's not a hop bomb but it has a smooth, well-balanced taste and a light mouthfeel. A pretty darn good, highly quaffable beer but not the kind of mindblower I've come to expect from Surly.

Serving type: can

06-25-2014 03:42:49 | More by Qbdoo
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ChrisAlbertine

California

4/5  rDev -2.2%

06-24-2014 23:48:19 | More by ChrisAlbertine
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MoyaHoya

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.2%

06-23-2014 17:15:15 | More by MoyaHoya
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GrantJM

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -51.1%

06-23-2014 10:13:45 | More by GrantJM
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bfirkin45

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

06-22-2014 21:02:29 | More by bfirkin45
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TheSamKuehn

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.2%

06-22-2014 03:53:21 | More by TheSamKuehn
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LakerLeith

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

06-22-2014 00:07:31 | More by LakerLeith
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vnzn

Manitoba (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

06-21-2014 02:50:56 | More by vnzn
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Mcooly

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

06-20-2014 00:44:40 | More by Mcooly
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yankeej13

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

06-19-2014 10:51:52 | More by yankeej13
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kodt

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.2%

06-19-2014 03:58:25 | More by kodt
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gratefulbeerhead

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +10%

06-18-2014 23:44:35 | More by gratefulbeerhead
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banderson


5/5  rDev +22.2%

06-18-2014 02:24:29 | More by banderson
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IPAIsaac

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.2%

06-18-2014 02:23:37 | More by IPAIsaac
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Tanger112

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

06-17-2014 15:32:08 | More by Tanger112
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Billy_Bars

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10%

06-17-2014 02:52:57 | More by Billy_Bars
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ryalda

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.2%

06-16-2014 23:44:45 | More by ryalda
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dspinler

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.2%

06-16-2014 13:05:41 | More by dspinler
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Helgy

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.2%

06-15-2014 17:18:08 | More by Helgy
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Dan_McNeely

Wisconsin

3.61/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Nice golden appearance, good foam head

S- Standard like most WC IPAs, nothing stands out, but I still feel dig the standard aroma.

T- I like the taste, again, standard, no strong finish that leaves me craving more, but the initial burst is nice.

M- The bitter dry taste lacks depth. I don't dislike it, but again, I'm left wanting a little more.

Overall, it feels like one big IRONIC JOKE on West Coast IPAs, which if funny to me if that's what they're doing because that's what the beer represents. I feel Lagunitas is a bit Overrated...so I'll take this Midwestern attempt first...

Serving type: can

06-14-2014 22:36:57 | More by Dan_McNeely
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Chudem

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

06-13-2014 03:32:43 | More by Chudem
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cd34

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.2%

06-12-2014 02:52:09 | More by cd34
Overrated West Coast IPA from Surly Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 930 ratings.