60 Below
Surly Brewing Company

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American IPA
Ranked #2,436
Ranked #16,079
3.94 | pDev: 6.85%
Surly Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
Very Good
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Notes: IPA brewed with Cararye and flaked rye & Dry-hopped with Experimental 06297 and Ekuanot hops.
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Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 40
Photo of barnzy78
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz, canned on 12/13/18. Thanks to my friend, Derek, for giving me a can to try. A huge frothy ivory head leaves chunky lacing down the glass as it slowly fades atop an amber colored ale. Earthy rye and pine with hint of citrus for aroma. Good bold flavors of piney hops, grapefruit, caramel, bread crust, and earthy & spicy rye. Fuller body, very resinous, ample carbonation, pungently bitter finish with earthy pine resin lingering. Good Rye IPA. I'd like to try it a little fresher to see if the hops pack a bit more of a punch. Either way, this was still good and recommendable.

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Photo of Mindcrime1000
3.35/5  rDev -15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can into a tulip.

Pours a hazy copper with a two finger foamy head and good lacing.

The rye aroma is strong in this one. Malts strong with an equal dollop of piney hops. Unique, but a bit odd.

Caramel malts and rye very present on the tip of the tongue, with orange zest and pine across the mid palate and a drying alcohol-tinged finish. Uniquely flavored, but the sharp rye clashes with the sweet caramel of the other malts and the resiny finish.

The mouthfeel is a bit heavy for a single IPA. It could use a touch more carbonation, and the finish is a bit sticky.'

Overall, I'm glad I tried what is a unique brew, and I appreciate Surly taking a run at a truly rye-heavy IPA. But the flavors here clash with each other just a bit, instead of balancing one another.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

60 Below pours a dark copper color, with a long lasting and nicely lacing head. Spicy aroma, big, hints of earth and hops. Flavor is very full, big grainy and malty backbone, with hints of earthy hops, and spices. Good body and feel. Overall, very big, full bodied Rye IPA.

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Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.55/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly cloudy dark amber with a thick tan head that has great staying power. Lots of lacing. Aroma is piney hop forward with rye. The flavor is rye bread and pine. Feel is heavy, but well carbonated. Not a bad beer but not one I'd look for again.

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Photo of jjamadorphd
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

My first offering form Surly Brewing...and I like it...

Bought a variety 12-pack of Surly and I am finally getting around to cracking open the first of six different brews - this one their rye IPA called 60 Below. When I poured it out of the can it poured a very clear, very clean, burnt-caramel colored liquid. This liquid then proceeded to pour out a thick looking head which had good staying power and decent lacing down the glass. The scent of the brew was very hop-forward, somewhere hiding in there was a wheaty-scent, but I think I went dizzy trying to find something else to note. Mouthfeel was medium-bodied, lightly carbonated and very, very dry - quite possibly the driest brew I've ever had. And now this brings me to the taste - hop-forward like the nose - almost like a double IPA in my book, but still with a distinct flavor or citrus that was discernible through all that bitterness. If you like your IPAs bitter (and I mean bitter) this is the brew for you.

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Photo of dcotom
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured cold from 12-ounce can into a vintage bow-tie glass. Appearance leaves little to be desired. Hazy, copper-amber color, with a thick light tan head that eventually settled into a thin cap. Lots of sticky lacing, too. Lots of caramel and peppery spice on the nose and palate, with citrus zest and pine resin providing balance and plenty of bitterness. Nice warming character as the beer approaches cellar temperature. Finish is quite dry, with a little lingering bitterness on the back of the tongue. Outstanding, easy drinking, and a great food beer.

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Photo of chinchill
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can at the spring 2018 ASMF.
Pale copper colored body. Moderate-high bitterness for style. Flavorful with generous use of hops and a hot of spicy rye.
Overall: excellent, bold version of the style.

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Photo of brentk56
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a brilliant copper color and is topped by two fingers of foam; good retention and squiggles of lacing

Smell: Caramel, rye bread and pine

Taste: Caramel forward with the rye bread aspect developing; in the middle, a pithy dried orange peel element builds along with the pine; the finish has plenty of bitterness with the rye bread and caramel lingering, underneath

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: The rye makes for an interesting twist here, and this beer has the strongest rye bread character I have ever encountered

Thanks, NathanBeets, for the opportunity

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Photo of Lorgeous
3.47/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice copper color. Smells of rye bread, pine, and prairie grass. The aftertaste leaves much to be desired. It’s definitely the rye so I can tell I’m not a huge fan of it. Leaves my mouth with an awkward filmy feeling. Goes down easily however.

= Not my favorite offering from my favorite brewery but it’s adequate.

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark amber with rich tan head and great lacing.
N: Rye notes, hops, caramel, and some pine resin.
T: Follows the nose, nice rye flavors with a soft sweetness and pine bite on the finish.
M: Medium
O: A very nice Rye IPA.

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Photo of DenverHopHead
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz can with a canned on date of 1/24/18; into a pub glass.
Appearance- a slightly hazy auburn that displays plenty of bubbles that sustain a medium thick, soapy head; lacing is dense along the glass!
Smell- pine tree forest and rye bread.
Taste - hop forward with strong rye, grass and pepper flavors!
Feel - medium body, bitter hop bite, but a touch of a stagnant finish.
Overall- this has some really solid qualities (look and overall flavor), as well as some just okay qualities (smell and mouthfeel). Altogether a decent beer, but certainly not outstanding.

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Photo of Blackop555
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark copper with light Haze. Foamy, tall, off-white head that Fades slowly with light lacing.

Smells Rye, Pine, malt and Light Citrus.

Taste Pine, citrus peel, light fruit hints, light toasted malt and a lot of spicy rye towards the end. Finishes dry with Rye and Pine. Medium body and creamy medium carbonation.

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Photo of moundbz
4.01/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice dark gold color. The smell was nice but a little hard for me to pick up. The taste lasts too long on the back of my tongue. Very crisp feel as well.

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Photo of ssimpson89
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Excited to try this one. I love Surley Fest, so I know these guys can do a good rye beer, which is one of my favorite styles. Canned 1/25/18, so less than a month old.

Looks the part. Aroma is not good. Maybe it’s just me, but it’s borderline nauseating. Thank god the taste overcomes the smell. Taste is great, with nice, spicy rye notes. Finishes clean and dry.

I really like this beer. I would rate it even higher if I could get past the smell.

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Photo of NathanBeets
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Canned 1/25/18. Consumed 2/19/18.

Nice to see Surly add a Variety pack, in addition to a 12 oz serving.

I look forward to the future Variety Packs!

A fresh new Surly brew, really cool history to this brews name, can’t go wrong!

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60 Below from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 40 ratings