Space Race | Surly Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
surlybrewing.com

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
In the immortal words of JFK: “We chose to make this hazy IPA not because it is easy, but because it is hard.” The good news is, it’s easy to drink. Brewed with Mosaic, Citra, and Amarillo hops for a juicy flavor that will send you straight to the moon.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
34
pDev:
5.81%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
 
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User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 34
Reviews by Bunuelian:
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4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

More User Reviews:
Photo of jakea
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cbcrunch
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Detlef90
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MNBeer1017
3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WilliamD
3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Photo of mothman
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid ne ipa with golden sunset orange color. Eggshell white head with lace. Tropical and soft. Fairly fruity. Earthy hops. Nice feel and drinkability. Will have again.

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Photo of jera1350
4.4/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of eawolff99
4.49/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ryancl
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pkkosmatka
3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gregy55902
3.78/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Standard imperial NEIPA that is too big for its britches. Why does it need to be 9.5%? Answer: it doesn't. Fusel alcohol notes dominate the backend to what is otherwise a good ipa. Would be much better at 6%.

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Photo of RDW
4.49/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vheissu15
4.36/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of barnzy78
3.81/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

16oz, canned on 04/30/19. Hazy apricot colored DIPA is capped by a foamy off-white head. Fruity hop aroma hinting at peach, apricot, mango, and orange; light caramel and honey for malt scents; booze is definitely present in aroma as well. For flavors - it's hot and boozy while being very fruity; notes of apricot, peach, white grape, grapefruit, orange, mango, pine, caramel, and grain. Full body, ample carbonation, finish is bittersweet and semi dry; booze is very hot and very overwhelming. Overall, this has some good fruity hop flavors, but the hot alcohol really takes away from the experience. This could have been better with a lower ABV in my opinion.

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Photo of Jeremy_Voll
3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Can_if_you_can
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nruhlig
3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of einman
4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a one pint can on April 26, 2019. Brewed with Mosaic, Citra and Amarillo hops. Lacks the thick haze of a true NEIPA, but has a nice juicy flavor.

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Photo of deereless
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mush
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mschrei
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Super cloudy orange color. Little in the way of foam or lacing. Smell is crisp, green, dank, and juicy. Taste is tangy, sweet, citrusy, and juicy. Strong body, slightly mouth watering, sippable. Very good example of the style.

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Photo of jglipschultz
4.31/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Space Race from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 34 ratings