Overrated West Coast Style IPA
Surly Brewing Company

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American IPA
Ranked #272
Ranked #3,532
4.09 | pDev: 8.07%
Surly Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
Notes: It's been said; "Its easier to brew an extremely hoppy beer than an extremely balanced beer." And you know us, we are always looking for the easy way out, so we jumped on the West Coast IPA Bandwagon and brewed this dry and hoppy ale. "Surly's a little bit of a one-trick pony, they just brew gimmick beers," and maybe we are OVERRATED, but at the end of the day it's just a beer. If yo like it, great, so do we. If you only liked us when we were small, then leave this one on the shelf. Let one of the fanyboys grab it.
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4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I got this can delivered to my door by Jeffrey2310. Stand-up guy. Thanks a million.

From the can I tossed this into a Revolution Brewing pint glass. I love it already.

Perfectly pours an off white head that recedes to a ring around the glass. A beautiful IPA cloud of sediment suspends throughout with a few bubbles of carbonation appearing out of nowhere.

It smells like a dang wet hopped IPA and a little less citrus than I anticipated.

Taste is amazing. What a well balanced freakin beer. At first it seems malty and a bit sweet, then the hops kicks in with a mellow subtle tangerine but not too bitter. On the back of the tongue is a slight numbing and an almost caramel finish that balances out making me want 12 more of these.

Solid ass IPA. I love the "Hype" statement on the can. Good job, Surly.

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Photo of xmorgan
5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a tasty IPA in the west coast style? It is very balanced and not overtly hoppy. It is a very well made IPA! My only complaint is it is in a can!
Pour it into a glass!

Apperance: Orangish amber forms a white head and nice lacing
Smell: hoppy citrus aroma
Taste: dry hop heaven it is well balanced and awesome I normally am more discriptive but hoppy and well balanced is all I can say
Overall: this is a well made beer and not overtly over hopped. Would dri no it again and again!

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of WadeBridgman
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.62/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice, slightly Hazy golden orange. The smell is phenomenal! I set it a cross the room and could smell the perfect combination of piney citrus. Extremely balanced APA. Not overbearing piney resin, with slight citrus and malt for balance. Still provides dank. A slight onion/garlic in the end to heighten the feel. Not a lot of carbonation, and is crisp and refreshing. I could drink a lot of these, the 7.3% could sneak up on me however. Another good beer from Surly.

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Rutager
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Another big thank you to Steasy66 for this can of 'Murica!

Appearance. Pours a hazy gold with a finger of thick white head.

Smell. Yellow grapefruit and orange rinds, ripe papaya and lemon, pineapple, some pine and cedar with a little bit of sweet light malt coming through.

Taste. Papaya agin, bitter yellow grapefruit, pineapple, some cedar and pine with a little bit of light malt. Nicely bitter finish.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, medium low carbonation.

Overall. Great west coast IPA. I would drink this often if I could.

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3.4/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of KrajDoesBeer
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

less than a month old.. this beer is great.. classic WC IPA

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.55/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Overrated West Coast Style IPA from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 1704 ratings