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From:
Surly Brewing Company
 
Minnesota, United States
Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #1,513
ABV:
7.4%
Score:
90
Ranked #9,637
Avg:
4.14 | pDev: 3.38%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
7
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 06, 2022
Added:
Feb 28, 2022
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  1
SCORE
90
Outstanding
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Rated by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Mar 31, 2022
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Rated: 4.14 by frank_the_tankMN from Minnesota

Aug 06, 2022
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Reviewed by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
16oz can canned 4/27/22 into a Spiegelau IPA glass.
L: Pours a thick butterscotch caramel color w/an eggshell white 2.5" foamy head w/a cap, good retention, some thick sticky banding & lacing.
S: Pineapple, mango, berries, caramel, citrus, orange pulp, lemon, light grains.
T: Citrus rind, yeasty malts, grass, light pine, lemon, a hint of bread, very light honey, light alcohol as the beer warms, moderately fruity.
F: Soft, cushy, juicy & wet medium bodied mouthfeel w/a lingering med-long drying finish.
O: I enjoy this beer not as chilled as others in the style. It has an inviting feel with an extremely bright orange flavor wave that is at the gates of being tropical. Has good strong hop volume and it is excellent in it's style.
Jun 27, 2022
 
Rated: 4.28 by jchanley from Illinois

May 30, 2022
 
Rated: 4.15 by Monkeyknife from Missouri

May 28, 2022
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

3.99/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16oz can. Poured out a clear, golden color with a small, fizzy white head of foam. It left some sticky lace on the glass. It smelled of grapefruit, pineapple, orange peel and sweet toffee/caramel. Nice tropical fruit sweetness with some pine and toasted caramel.
May 22, 2022
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Reviewed by defunksta from North Dakota

3.86/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours a mildly hazy (80% clarity) medium, pale and light orange color with a moderate white head. SRM of 7-8. Not as hazy as I expected. (3.50)

Aroma: Strong aromas of citrus, papaya, mango, Some pineapple. Somewhat tropical. (3.75)

Flavor: Strong and juicy flavors of orange, papaya, mango. Juicy, sweet, with a slight pithy bitterness off the end. (4.00)

Feel: Medium-bodied. Low to Moderate carbonation. A slight pithy astringency off the end. (3.50)

Compared to TG King Sue 4/8/22: Pours a clearer color. More variety in the aroma. More dense and sweet tropical flavors. Less citrus flower, and juice. Slightly more pith and bitterness, less smooth. Winner: King Sue

Compared to Voodoo Ranger Juicy Haze IPA 4/28/22: Pours darker and clearer. Stronger aromas. More tropical and juicy flavors. Less citrus and herbs/flower. Sweeter.

Overall: A decent offering for a brewery not known for making NEIPAs. Nice citrus juice and tropical notes, A peppery bite or hop burn in the end. Some bitter pith off the end, but mostly juicy. . My qualm is that it doesn't really stand out from a Macro-IPA. For $4 a pop, certainly not. I'm often disappointed with Surly in the IPA department and this one is no different. It'll do, but I'd hope to see some improvement in the future. (Rating: 3.86)
Apr 09, 2022
 
Rated: 4.15 by LoriCrotty from Minnesota

Apr 04, 2022
 
Rated: 4.34 by cmsfish from Minnesota

Mar 20, 2022
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Reviewed by gatornation from Florida

4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a hazy straw yellow color with nice head and lacing. Smell is citrus .and tropical fruit. Taste has notes of orange as,melon,papaya ,mango and pineapple . A soft and juicy mouthfeel more sweet than dry. very good.
Mar 15, 2022
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Reviewed by Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours hazy light gold with a decent but quickly dissipating head. Good lacing.

Aromas of pineapple, orange, mango, peach, a bit of grapefruit, chive.

Pina colada pineapple/coconut flavors meld with orange zest and peach. Pretty juicy. Yet there's some herbal notes on the finish that keep this from juice-bomb territory.

The oats aren't just for show. This has a nice smooth creamy mouthfeel as well. Medium full bodied.

I've been enjoying Surly's use of oats as a texture. This isn't an icon in the making, but it's excellent across the board, especially at the price point.
Mar 06, 2022
 
Rated: 4.28 by dt_gbpackersfan from Missouri

Feb 28, 2022
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Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 12 ratings