Bandwagon | Surly Brewing Company

101 Ratings

Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This IPA is brewed with pale and crystal malts, centennial and chinook hops, and fermented with English ale yeast. Bandwagon is pale gold in color and has flavors of caramelly biscuits slathered in pineapple-orange marmalade.

Added by birchstick on 04-26-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The Surly Target Field only exclusive. Had this because the Cynic was gone.

A-Off white head tops an amber/orangish colored brew. A little hazy.

S-Hoppy yes (grapefruit, pine, with a hint of some other non-descript citrus aromas). Grainy barley malt, some cookie type sweetness there too.

T-Hops hit me right away and same as the aroma, the malt backbone is ample. Finish is bitter and long-takes away from the refreshment factor.

M-Medium carbonated, a bit piney, astringent, bitter. Too bitter for me.

D-The bottom of my glass was pretty tough to take down. Was ready for a Nordeast after this one.

O-What you would expect from an IPA from Surly. A solidly made brew, just a little over the top and too hop forward for my taste. If you like IPAs you got to check this one out at the ballgame.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on-tap while we were at a Twins game. Poured into a large plastic cup.

Appearance: The beer pours a clear brown amber color with a half finger of off white head. The head sticks around pretty well and leaves a layer on top of the pour.

Smell: Lots of hops up front with some citrus peel notes. Rather sweet from the malt, goes well with the hops.

Taste: A very nice balance here. Enough hops, they definitely dominate, but the grain does a good job of complimenting the hops. The finish is rather bitter with a mild sweetness from the malt.

Mouthfeel: The body is medium with tingly carbonation and a slight dryness in the finish.

Overall: This is a solid IPA. More malt than in most, but plenty of hops to go along for the ride. I would have another one.

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A- reddish color and foamy at first with lower carbonation than some beers have

S - a slight hoppy aroma not alot

T - Pine hops like a douglas fur not alot of malt or sweetness in there

M - a nice beer to sip in the sun shine at the baseball games but expensive $8.75

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Bandwagon from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 101 ratings
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