Overrated West Coast Style IPA | Surly Brewing Company

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4.08/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by MasterSki on 02-05-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,542
Reviews:
254
Ratings:
1,691
pDev:
8.09%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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126
Gots:
318
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Ratings: 1,691 |  Reviews: 254
Photo of dexterk1
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ContentmentDIPA
4.55/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of twb0392
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ryannotbryan
3.57/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of N1Nkasi
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of eldoctorador
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Millersbrewers
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of efrankmcguire
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Metalsnota
3.64/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of apf
4.44/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rockjocknroll
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MatthewWalters
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jrobb6
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Strix
3.64/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours golden with a substantial frothy head.

Pine and citrus in the nose.

All pine in this one, with a grassy hop finish.

Crisp, dry mouthfeel.

My personal preference for citrus notes made this a bit... underwhelming.

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Photo of TboneRN
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bpkrippner
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vitamin_g
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rspauldi
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of KurtE
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cgwami
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brewmudgeon
3.79/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

cloudy apricot with a one-finger bone white meringue head. widely scattered, large bubble lacing.
oh yay, more grapefruit, but at least this time I detect some malt. the grapefruit is embedded in nougat.
the flavor has a bit of pineapple in addition to the grapefruit, but it's almost all the latter's rind in the finish, which is fairly persistent.
mouthfeel is not as full as expected given the gravity, and the carbonation is on the prickly side.
seem to enjoy this one more than the furious, and both are certainly drinkable, although I'm nowhere near blown away. by the end of the can this one only grew in its likeability, warranting a bump upward in the taste and overall evaluation.

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear medium gold with a firm and slow shrinking head of foam.

Notes of grapefruit and pine with a very wee bit of bread in the smell.

So hoppy with nare a sign of any malt. Plenty of grapefruit some pine yet, to me, mild but ample bitterness.

Nice mouthfeel and great drinkability. A treat.

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Photo of pagriley
3.74/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HopliteMpls612
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Overrated West Coast Style IPA from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 1,691 ratings