One Man Mosh Pit
Surly Brewing Company

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New England IPA
Ranked #1,141
Ranked #5,384
4.1 | pDev: 8.54%
Surly Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
One Man Mosh PitOne Man Mosh Pit
Notes: An absurd dose of Amarillo, Citra, and Mosaic dry-hopping hoists this IPA above the fray. Juicy and hazy, it’s the perfect soundtrack to the music in your head. Running in a circle and shoving yourself optional.
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Reviews: 22 | Ratings: 90
Photo of Taybeh
3.61/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bought a 4pack of tall boys and this is the last one...into a willibecher, this looks great, kind of a bright haziness, pineapple orange with a 1 finger pull white head. Nose is one note tropical fruit, not too bright. Taste isn’t overly sweet, but there is still a kind of sugary note to the half-ripened pineapple that is less than ideal. Ehhh, this is okay, but not something i’ll revisit.

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Photo of MNAle
3.34/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Citrus and tropical aroma. Pineapple is the predominant aroma, but a bit of grapefruit or orange. Not too strong, and mostly pineapple.

Short slightly off-white head fades very quickly to a thin cap and ring with no lacing beyond the occasional isolated dot. Color is hazy orange-pineapple juice, with some bubbles visible through the haze.

Taste is mostly simple pineapple, with a slight hop burn / acidic bite substituting for no bittering at all. Simple, bland, one-dimensional taste.

Feel is soft, but thin.

Finish is tropical fruit, no bittering, slightly acidic, and a little sweet. Virtually no aftertaste other than the slight hop burn. Overall finish is bland pineapple-ish, with an acidic taste on the tongue that is too bland to even stick around for long. What taste there is completely disappears so quickly you're left wondering if you actually drank anything.

Considering the brewer, a disappointing and pretty boring take on a NEIPA.

Very, very, very (I could go on) disappointing.

I never expected this from Surly. Boring. Bland. Uninteresting. Insipid. Any other synonyms for below ordinary and forgettable?

It is not a drain pour; it's too inoffensive for that. But it's not good beer by any stretch, either. The best thing I can say about this beer is that since it is so inoffensive you can chug it easily (which might be a bad thing, given the ABV).

This beer gives life to the NEIPA-denigrating comment that NEIPAs are beer for people who don't like beer. Certainly, that is true for this particular NEIPA. The name suggests something edgy, like a heavy metal concert. This is more like Pat Boone.

O Surly, Surly! Wherefore art thou Surly?

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Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours orange juice with a thin, white head.
Wonderful citrus hop smell.
Great juicy hop taste. Very good bitterness with resin. Good dankness.
Smooth finish with big mouthfeel.

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Photo of digboy
3.91/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a medium gold color with a one finger off white head at best that fizzes down to nothing quickly.

Aroma is not too strong but full of bright citrus, like grapefruit and tangerine. The intensity dies quickly as it sits in the glass.

Flavor is clean with bright citrus from the start - nice tangerine with a minor component of sweet grapefruit. Flavor never changes through into the finish, so it is consistently fresh and tasty if not complex. Malt is very light and bitterness is nonexistent.

Feel is fairly thin and light bodied with a moderate amount of seltzer behind it. The finish is thin and lets away with time. This feels like a pale ale more than an IPA.

This is a pretty good beer in the sense that it is consistent in flavor, which is fresh and light - a good summer beer IMO. If you are looking for complexity tiy won't find it here, which is not necessarily a bad thing.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I tried this at the Tap House in Oswego, IL with my old crew. The beer poured a murky grayish yellow with white head that did not leave much lace. The scent had citrus notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with tropical fruit presence. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall its a good beer.

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Photo of REVZEB
3.79/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap. Hazy yellow pour with a finger of white foam. Smell and taste are both caught in a mosh, with the dry hops being very dry, giving off a paper like flavor along with the tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple and lemon. Hop bitterness is lacking, fruit is present but not overly juicy. Just solid in smell in taste, but the feel is pretty pleasant with a creamy and fluffy body, bright too.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.67/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A big thanks to Jeff for this one. 16oz. can into Night Shift stemware.

Nose is citrus, passionfruit, unripened pineapple and a light grassiness. Moderately aromatic. Beer opens with big hints of passionfruit and guava. Citrus and cane sugar in the middle with a nice balance of mellow but spritzy tartness. Ends more citrus and clementine. Decent. Body is light with moderate to ample carbonation. Prickly on the palate and goes down clean and soft with little to no aftertaste. Very good.

This is decent but NE IPAs are not Surly's strong suit... give me a Furious over this any day.

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Photo of barnzy78
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz, canned on 02/27/19. Hazy, slightly lighter than orange juice colored ale with a foamy white head. Juicy citrus fills the nose with hoppy goodness. Huge hop flavors: mango, grapefruit, passion fruit, guava, papaya, mandarin orange, and pineapple come to mind. Fuller body, ample carbonation, moderately bitter and semi-dry finish with a slight burn on the throat as it goes down. Solid effort with this one. Not sure I'd get it again, but fun to try anything Surly.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a one pint can on April 14, 2019. Dry-hopped with Amarillo, Citra and Mosaic. Mid-haze with some juicy fruit notes.

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Photo of ovaltine
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The obligatory pineapple juice look with the eggshell-colored head, also has the prerequisite juicy citrus notes, including grapefruit, tangerines, and of course pineapple.

The pineapple is more prominent on the taste, with the grapefruit and tangerines offering solid support. The mouthfeel is to style (which is to say ..... a bit soft), and this is imminently drinkable. I just wish Surly had been a bit more Surly-ish and amped this up and in an unexpected direction.

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Photo of jakecattleco
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can dated 2/26/19 into a shaker pint at Stone Arch.

Nose is very tropical, but a bit mute likely due to age. Lots of cantaloupe, papaya and tangerine. Taste follows nose, very enjoyable. Mouthfeel is good not great for the style, soft but not fluffy.

A great beer I'd love to try fresher.

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Photo of ZAP
4.53/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Feb 27 canning so about a month old. Still a real vibrant, assertive tropical fruit like aroma...Mango, ripe oranges, papaya. A bit of an herbal/earthy aroma emerges deeper into the glass as I drink it it. Very subtle...

The taste is similar with a very enjoyable fruit cocktail like flavor of oranges, mango and papaya again....just a hint of dark berries. Smooth texture...medium to light carbonation makes this easy drinking and quick drinking...sweet flavored....don't expect a lot of bitterness from the hops.

For the style this is excellent. Might border on a little sweet even for the style but I find it very well made and very enjoyable. Could be dangerous it is so drinkable.

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Photo of PolskaKielbasia
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Found this at the liquor store recently, saw it was super fresh (Feb 27), and it was something from Surly, so basically an auto-try from me. Stupidly, I didn't look at the price until the cashier rang this up at around $17 :( Strike one.

Overall, a pretty average fruity NE IPA. Decent but nothing extraordinary.

Value wise (quality per dollar spent) is very low. Stick with Furious.

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Photo of Mindcrime1000
3.91/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 oz. can into a pub glass.

Pours a beyond-hazy, nearly orange-juice opaque golden orange with moderate head, and barely any lacing.

The aroma is strong with grapefruit and mango, with hints of pineapple and grass. Very sweet, even for the style.

The flavor follows the aroma though with less complexity, and a shade more bitterness. The grapefruit is a bit more white than ruby red here, and the hops arrive with a touch of tingle, not just fruitiness. Fruit flavors of mango, white grape, and passionfruit. Just a hint of warming booze.

Medium bodied, the brew has a nice effervescent feel.

A nice hazy IPA, but a notch or two below some of Surly's other better offerings.

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Photo of Icarus568
3.35/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Expected a bit more from Surly on this one, especially considering the price point for a 4 pack of 16 oz cans. It's absolutely solid, but struggles to find an identity.

Thin mouth-feel but hoppy and bitter and citrusy. Solid beer, but nowhere near worth the price point I paid. Furious, their regular flagship, leaves this in the dust.

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Photo of maximum12
3/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked up a single 16 oz. can because, well, I’m three or four inches from being sick to death of NE IPAs. But Surly, I’ll give you a shot.

The pour, I would call it a light orange opaque, not hazy, but who am I to quibble with a marketing department. Aroma leans towards grapefruit & citrus, & slightly sweet.

One Man Most Pit appears to be a mash-up of every IPA style ever conceived. There’s a healthy dose of bitterness, the swampy dankness of a fresh hop, the slightly thin/watery taste of a session IPA, & other than the color & a touch of sweetness, almost nothing from the NE point of the USA. Searingly dry, weirdly thin for a moderate ABV IPA, this is one & done for me.

My encounter with DAF recently raised my hopes, but this falls flat. Muddled in identity & taste, this is just another IPA.

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Photo of gatornation
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden color. Smell is fruity,tropical and dank. Taste follows nose juicy citrus with mango and garden style hops. Very little bitterness ion the mouth feel sweet with juicy hops. Very nice on tap would have another.

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Photo of dfillius
4.14/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Terrific aroma, a bit too sweet flavor and feel. Nice tropical fruit overall. Appearance is too murky for my liking. A pretty good NEIPA, but maybe trending toward the sweeter end of the spectrum.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
3.72/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

One man mosh pit pours a hazy copper color, with not much head. Fruity and juicy aroma. Flavor is pretty balanced, very juicy, just a little thin. Hood body and feel. Overall very solid.

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Photo of Bshaw22
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured hazy orange with smal white head out of the can. Head dissipates after a bit.
Smell is dank and mosaic with a little mango and green onion. Typical things I get from mosaic and it seems to be stealing the show.
Flavor follows suit. It’s amost like Todd the axe man with haze in it. Mouthfeel is decent but not super creamy. Most great hazys allow the yeast to steal the show, this does not.
Good beer not great

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Photo of Hop_Swig
3.71/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was pored from a 16 oz can and lost carbonation quickly but had typical orange-yellow opacity. This almost goes dead in the glass with poor head and lacing. Smell is decent. I get more Amarillo than Mosaic or Citra.Taste finishes with a bit of aspirin and Flinstone chewable. Surly has been late to the party on NEIPAs and so far only Lizard Brain works for me.

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Photo of Czequershuus
4.44/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a hazy orange with a solid head. The aroma is brightly tropical, with lots of passion fruit and mango, some dank cannabis, grapefruit flesh, and an odd hint of vanilla. The is a great combo of tropical and dank, with mango, passion fruit, papaya, grass, cannabis, wet pine, and pear. The mouthfeel is soft and viscous, with pillowy carbonation. Overall this is a very well done beer - somehwere inbetween Todd and Pseudo Sue, it has a massive and successful clash of tropical and grassy herbal notes.

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One Man Mosh Pit from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 90 ratings