Rocket Surgery
Surly Brewing Company

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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #2,134
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
88
Ranked #22,905
Avg:
3.85 | pDev: 6.23%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
46
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Surly Brewing Company
 
Minnesota, United States
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SCORE
88
Very Good
Rocket SurgeryRocket Surgery
Notes: This juicy, hazy ale is brimming with Citra and Simcoe hops for a fruit-forward blast of hop flavor. Drink it. You’ll like it. It’s not rocket surgery, it's Rocket Surgery.
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Photo of maximum12
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

After having Dots & Loops a couple nights ago, I firmly believe Surly should give up on NE IPAs. But hey, this came in the mix pack, so here we go. 12 oz. can.

At least this one looks right, though melony, not juicy. The nose brings a mix of melon & pineapple that I approve of.

Rocket Surgery isn’t as objectionable as D&L, Salt ‘n’ Pepa, or Jar Jar Binks. It’s just kind of routine. They hit the juicy mark at least, with the aforementioned melon, pineapple, oranges, & citrus, plus a sliver of bitterness on the finish. Grainy & rough. Certainly not tough to drink.

Surly – stick to lagers, West Coast IPAs, & big stouts, or hire somebody from Trillium if you want to get in this game. A pretty good effort, but not up to the standards of an elite brewery like Surly.

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Photo of Zaphog
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Burgy
4.16/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mikerieder
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mdog
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 12oz can:

Appearance: Hazy yellow, good head.

Smell: Danky aroma.

Taste: Moderate bitterness, mostly balanced citrus flavor.

Overall: Another from Surly's hop pack. At least it doesn't taste like orange juice, which is my main issue with haze bombs. Still has some balance and bitterness, pretty solid.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of davillanx
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Taybeh
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheHopsman
4.21/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigGold
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had Rocket Surgery Hazy Ale poured from 12-oz. can, bottom stamped “CANNED ON 06/21/19,” into tulip pint.

This is a better than average session IPA, with light malt propping up some tropical fruit and a citrus rind bite finish.

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Photo of Mindcrime1000
3.64/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a nonic pint glass.

Pours light hazy, but not cloudy, gold with a fabulous bone-white foamy head. The retention is so-so, but the lacing is solid and soapy.

The aromas are simple citrus--white grapefruit and lemon--followed by hints of tropical (pineapple and mango).

Ultimately an APA, not an IPA, on the tongue, but the hops are a little strong for the style. Restrained malt honey and graham sweetness on the tip of the tongue, herbal and grassy hops mixed with cracker in midstream, and very measured earth on the finish. Fairly well balanced, it nevertheless ends up tasting a bit like an APA that is trying to appeal to the hop-head crowd..

The brew is medium bodied and wants for a bit more carbonation. But it is very drinkable nonetheless.

Overall, a solid APA that could use a shade more carbonation and a touch less hops.

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Photo of jera1350
3.52/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WoodBrew
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I got a can of this beer from a beer store in La Crosse, WI whilst there to bring my daughter home early from college......thanks alot Covid 19. Anyhow....the beer poured a hazy yellow with white head that is not leaving much lace. The scent had bitter ripe fruit notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with bitter fruit presence. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a decent beer.

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Photo of HopliteMpls612
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of craigbelly
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ECOBOOSTINST
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SaxmanRick
4.29/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrendanStoehr96
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TooGood
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HardyA34
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mgundy32
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of d5001986
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stanale
4.14/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Rocket Surgery from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 46 ratings