Bandwagon | Surly Brewing Company

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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: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes Darkness Day 2012.

Amber color with a white foamy head with very good retention and lacing. Smells like grapefruit and oranges, bread and caramel malt.

Tastes like grapefruit, oranges, citrus zest, pine, bread malt, and caramel malt. Nice combination of bitter hops and sweet malt.

Light to medium bodied with average carbonation and a somewhat dry bitter finish. Another great IPA from Surly.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at Darkness Day. Appearance is a nice clear gold with soapy white head. Sticky lacing left behind, small amount of retention. Nose is hop forward with a decidedly floral hop profile. Layers of grapefruit and pine sit atop pale base malts. Very aromatic. Taste is equally floral. Starts with bitter waves of pine and then comes leafy hop flowers. The finish is slightly bitter with almost no sweetness. Mouthfeel is light with high carbonation. Overall, another fantastic and flavor forward hop treat from Surly.

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