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Overrated West Coast IPA | Surly Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States | website

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

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

Poured from a can into a 3FFF teku glass
pours golden with about 1/2 inch of head
smell is that kind of fruity hoppy
taste is nice fruity hops very drinkable
has good bittering hops but i have been drinking some top notch amazing ipas
this is top level but just a not quite the upper ecehlon although is really good
maybe it could have been a bit fresher although with no comparison i tend to think
this one has not fallen off any and my review is accurate

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

Pint can poured into a Duvel tulip. Big thanks to roon.

Appearance: Dark golden yellow with a nice 1" head that leaves very nice sticky lacing.

Smell: Piney hops with some tropical fruit below.

Taste: Tropical citrus up front but the pine resin from the hops is the dominant flavor on the finish. I would say the pine flavors outweigh the citrus notes overall.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, well carbonated, and the hops leave the palate clean.

Overall: A nice take on a west coat IPA, having the fruit flavors under strong piney hops seems spot on.

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Photo of Kadonny
4.39/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I got this via trade with my good friend Ted from Minnesota (NuBrewm). I'm lucky to try this.

Poured from a can into a pint glass.

A: A light to medium orange color with a 2 finger off white head. Nice full glass lacing.

S: Tropical fruits dominate the nose with mango, pineapple, grapefruit, tangerine and some slight pine notes. Slight, slight sweetness.

T: Wow, a big difference with this compared to Furious. Huge tropical fruits dominate with the mango, pineapple, grapefruit, some tangerine and lemon hints too. There is some slight pine notes, but they are overwhelmed by the fruits. Sweetness is there, but barely. This is one hoppy brew that balances on the hoppy side of the spectrum. The malt holds it together, but it's not near as malty as Furious and it's more of an afterthought on this beer. Finish stays super clean, dry and crisp with some real nice bitterness. Great beer.

M: Clean, crisp and dry but still medium overall at it fills your mouth with flavors. Not much alcohol is detected.

O: A fantastic beer that is a great contrast to Furious. The can says it's West Coast style and unbalanced, most of which is true. There is some balance there that makes it very, very drinkable.

Brew this one again Surly, you have a winner here. Love the crispness of it.

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Photo of jeonseh
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at DLD

A - Light orange with nice white head to it. Slightly hazy body

S - Orange and grassy. Actually smells a bit like weed with a rich and earthy grassiness.

T - Pine and grass up front. It also has a nice citrus aspect to it as well which tastes a bit like orange juice. The finish is very grassy and earthy from the pine.

M - Medium carbonation with a resiny aspect that lingers on the finish

O - Solid grassy and resiny IPA that is dominated by wet and juicy hops. Another great IPA from Surly.

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Photo of chanokokoro
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16 oz. tallboy can into a Surly Brewing Company branded shaker pint glass. Thanks to Oboogie for both the brew and glass

Pours a slightly hazy golden amber with light orange highlights. Fluffy, yet sticky clean white head; great retention and plenty of lacing. Big hops notes on the nose. A cornucopia of tropical fruit: pineapple, mango, orange, and pleasant piney accents. Tangerine, mandarin orange, pineapple, and mango initially. Papaya joins in midpalate and is met by bitter grapefruit flesh and rind. Medium body with ample malt backbone; smooth, soapy and oily body with some creaminess. Very enjoyable, a bit more balanced than expected. Excellent for the style.

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Photo of tbeckett
3.87/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Can from kjyost. From notes.

A - Poured hazy golden. Soapy two finger white head on top. Good carbonation coming up. Decent lace rings and a film of retention.

S - Lot's of citrus. Boozy apricots maybe? There's definitely an alcohol note there combined with lot's of big juicy citrus fruits.

T - Pungent dank hops. Apricot, grapefruit, marijuana, alcohol soaked fruits.

M - Very dry. Bitter up front and in the finish. Good carbonation and a medium body. Solid feel.

O/D - A nice IPA. Very dank and bitter. If they were going for West Coast, they seem to have nailed it. Good stuff.

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Photo of woosterbill
4.36/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz can from exactly one month ago, poured into a Duvel tulip. Thanks Dan!

A: Clear orange body topped by two fingers of dense off-white head. Terrific retention and lots of sticky lacing. Gorgeous IPA.

S: Pungent hoppiness, with a 50/50 mix of sweet tropical fruit and aromatic pine, verging into spruce/fir territory as it warms. Really nice.

T: Floral and fruity up front, with resinous piney bitterness following a brief moment of caramelized malt sweetness. Long, citrusy aftertaste. Complex, more balanced than the can would suggest, and thoroughly delicious. Really drinkable for 7.3%, too. Great.

M: Creamy, fairly light carbonation in a rather oily medium body. A bit stickier than I'd like for the style, but just fine.

O: Wonderful IPA, and if anything I'd say it's currently underrated. Reminded me quite a bit of Ithaca Flower Power, which is a high compliment in my mind. Really glad I got to try this.

Cheers!

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Photo of AltBock
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16oz. can with a somewhat patriotic design. A red, white, and blue (mostly blue) design that has fireworks, stars, fighter planes, and cheering fans at the bottom. It's hard to miss the large bold "Over Rated!" in the middle. The back of the can contains a description of the beer. On the bottom is a born on date of 04/02/13. Happily consumed on May 25, 2013.

When poured into a Cigar City pint glass, this west coast style IPA that was made in Minnesota poured a semi hazy and bright solid golden orange color. I thought I saw a few yellow highlights, but I think that was the gold shining in the light. There's gold in this beer. On top of this golden brew was a fluffy cotton white 1/2 an inch head of foam. This head of foam had modest retention that managed to leave behind a dim string of white rings and a large island of foam in the beer. I'm a fan of gold so I enjoyed the appearance of this beer.

When you say "West Coast Style IPA," I'm expecting a large whiff of bitter citrus hops and citrus fruits. This aroma had those aromas, but they were more on the tame side. The aroma kicked off with the bitter citrus hops. These bitter citrus hops lasted a few seconds before it let through the citrus fruits. My nose didn't pick up on my citrus fruits. I picked up bitter grapefruit, a dab of lemon, and a splash of orange. Following the fruits was a little pine, some floral notes, and a gentle whiff of toasted malt.

The taste started off soft with a tiny amount of pine needles. Then out of nowhere, in comes a huge bitter crispy taste. This big bitter taste had a good mix of citrus hops and floral hops. It was a bit on the interesting side. This hop taste lasts for a while before it lets through anything else. Following the mixed hop punch was a taste of bitter grapefruit, a splash of lemon peel, and a tiny gentle taste of toasted malt. Not much hiding behind the hop punch, but I'm fine with that.

This was a medium bodied West Coast Style IPA that had plenty of carbonation to keep your to tongue entertained, and a mild citrus/floral bitter aftertaste. This aftertaste contained a small amount of the citrus/floral hop bomb from the initial taste, a pinch of bitter grapefruit, and a nice toasted malt taste at the finish line.

A very good West Coast style IPA from the Midwest. I would like to thank fellow BA Lionssoccer for hooking me up with this nice canned IPA. Would I drink it again? I'll never say no to a Surly.

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Photo of garymuchow
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Fresh hop aroma that is smooth and not heavy. Pale malt background. Clean and enjoyable.
Light colored AIPA. More golden and slightly cloudy. Big frothy head that settles out and leaves lots of lacing.
Well done bitterness, which is foreground but not excessive. The hops flavors blend in nicely and are like the fresh aroma. Supporting pale malt with little sweetness or marking. All pretty much supportive. At times the hop oils can get a little passed the nice mark for me, but overall they are held in check.
Smooth drink with a nicely done carbonation. Lighter side of moderate.
Surprised this is a smaller beer as it doesn't necessarily drink bigger than Furious. A nice AIPA. Enjoyable all around.

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

Thanks to iadler for the beer! 16 oz. can served in a Midnight Sun chub.

A: Pours a clear orange color with a thin white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin ring that leaves some splotchy lace down the glass.

S: Nice notes of citrus with some orange pith. Sweet pale malts balanced out the beer.

T: Same as the nose. Nice bursts of citrus fruits with some lingering bitterness on the back end. Slightly piney with a hefty dose of orange pith to dry it out.

M: Medium to light bodied with a medium carbonation level. Light bitterness on the finish.

O: Not the best thing I've had from Surly. Pretty one dimensional in the flavor department.

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Photo of AndyAvalanche
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz. can that was poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass. Liquid comes out a slightly darker than straw yellow. It has some pretty good clarity to it, glows when held up to the light and you can see right through it. Thick white head with many different sized bubbles, great lacing, stays there the whole time.

Smell is really good, has it's own distinct aroma profile, but has some similar characteristics of any quality "West Coast IPA." Very hoppy without being abrasive (no pun intended) or over powering. Plenty of pine, citrus zest (primarily grapefruit) and some slight floral notes. As strong as the hopes are there is still a noticeable sweet malted barley tone as well, it's very nice and well balanced.

Taste is on point, they nailed it. There's a big speech on the back of the can talking about how Surly is jumping on the bandwagon because it's easer to brew a hoppy beer than a balanced beer. Yes this is certainly a hoppy beer, but I was pretty impressed with the balance on this hoppy IPA. There's a nice initial sweetness has some toasted caramelized pale malts. After that it's balanced out with plenty of citrus, grapefruit zest, and a sweet sticky pine flavor. All good and even though it's hoppy, it still maintains a balance.

Mouthfeel is really good. Lighter bodied and less full than Surly Furious. Like I mentioned before, even though it's hoppy, there's a nice balance. Starts off sweet and has a nice dry, very dry bitter finish. This beer is crazy, super drinkable. I'm jealous of those who have this available to them year round.

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Photo of emerge077
4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bright saturated orange, slightly hazed, sticky foam all around the glass.
Huge citrus pith in the aroma, very citric hops high in alpha acids.
Bitter grapefruit, bittersweet orange marmalade. Slick green resin. Super drinkable.
Rivals the best of the West Coast. Get some!

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Photo of facundoCNB
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

a beautiful clean orange/copper pour with a full 2 fingers of white head which dissipated slowly giving off some great lacing. smells of piney grapefruit hops, caramel, bready/biscuity. not overly hoppy flavor, meaning the hops are there bu si in the back of the palate. the hops are grassy, herbal, mint-like, with notes of pine, grapefruit citrus, the malt profile is bready with hints of caramel sweetness. medium body, creamy mouthfeel, with modest amount of carbonation.

really enjoying this one. perfectly balanced ipa.. never a disappointment from this brewery.

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Photo of Gambrinus1184
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16-ounce can into a DFH IPA glass.

A: Pours a clean, pale gold color with ample carbonation and a slight chilled haze. Creamy, two-finger head of bone-white foam lingers well into the brew and leaves a weak web of clingy lace.

S: Very nice bouquet of spicy, floral and fruity hops with overtones of grapefruit, lemon and tangerine.

T: Delicate, creamy toasted malt up front imparts a biscuit flavor and cushion for the blend of herbal, spicy and citrusy hops that wash over the palate. Quite bitter but well-balanced, the hop bitterness washes into a resinous finish with a solid-enough malt backbone to lessen the burn.

M: Light-medium bodied, slightly creamy and well-balanced characteristics make it a very nice-drinking IPA.

O: This 7.3% ABV pop of hops from Surly only lives up to its name in the sense that you've probably had some better American IPAs, but maybe none as clean, well-balanced and decidedly West-Coast as Over Rated; I am looking squarely at you, California. Definitely worth trying out and grabbing if you can.

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Photo of BeerNutz324
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can into a pint glass

Ap- pours clear and is golden/yellow/orange in color. the thin white head has decent retention for a beer of this style

Ar- citrusy hops, grass, earth, grapefruit with a sweet biscuity malt backbone

T- same as the nose almost to a T

M- bubbly, light to medium bodied, resinous and a bit dry, you can get a hint of booze on the hold too

O- a really good beer but it's not amazing, still a good offering at a good price. I like the complexity of a Furious better

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.65/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16 oz. poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Clear golden orange. Small white head leaves wisps and some lacing.

Smell - Lots of pine and grass. Malt comes through behind it. Straightforward IPA aroma.

Taste - More grassy hops than the nose, even. Lots of pine and grass. Drops off to a sweet malt. Big dichotomy. Low bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium body but as soon as the hops drop off, it gets sweet.

Overall - Meh. Not up to Surly's IPA standards.

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

Had this on 2013-05-20 in Columbia, PA. Special thanks to Matador677 for sharing this brew. Had this again on 2013-06-11 in Maple Grove, MN

A - Lightly-hazy, golden-orange with a 1-finger strong white head that leaves good, sheeted lacing.

S - Sweet orange and not-quite-ripe peach. Hop floral. Light pine. Not dank. Smells good. Strong but not aggressively so, like a Heady Topper.

T - Hop bitter bite followed immediately by sweet orange flesh (almost candied), mild caramel, good amount of pine, orange blossom tea, light pale malt. More lemon-zest-bitterness in the finish than initially or mid-quaff.

M - Light-medium body and medium carbonation. Prickly and somewhat resinous. Dries nicely.

O - I really enjoyed this brew. It is moderately-balanced; at least for someone that really likes a citrus-pine-bitter finish. When I think of a balanced IPA/DIPA, Pliny the Elder comes to mind. This doesn't have as much malt. I'd say it is more like a fresh Ballast Point Sculpin but with a Surly-twist. Glad I travelled to Minnesota this summer so I've been able to have this again.

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Photo of Sammy
3.86/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tallboy can, thanks John. Pours golden with a little head. Citrus orange hop aroma, and that is the taste that delivers. Superior IPA and very drinkable. Just a minimum of malting to keep your palate from shredding. Well crafted. Smooth and satisfying.

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Photo of jegross2
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reviewing the Overrated West Coast IPA from Surly Brewing Company out of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. This west coast style single IPA is a new release from one of the midwest's master of hops. I've had this a few times since grabbing some courtesy of Brandon at Dark Lord Day, figured I should finally get around to reviewing one since I am on my last can.

Score: 93

Canned on 04/19/13. Served in a Goose Island Chicago flag snifter and enjoyed on 05/16/13.

Appearance: Pours a clean/transparent light amber-orange color with a half finger of head off the pour. Good lacing, poor retention. 4/5

Smell: Dank, resinous hops and tropcal citrus. Sticky pine sap, grapefruit, pineapple, and grassy hops. 4.25/5

Taste: Bitter citrus rind, sappy/piney hops and sweet tropical citrus. Nice sweet malt backbone that is not very pronounced, but adds a good balance to the hops. The hop flavor is there, but it is not quite "in your face" palate wrecking intense like Abrasive Ale. The bitterness and lingering hop flavor are spot on for what I love in my IPA. 4.25/5

Mouthfeel: Light-plus bodied, excellent carbonation. Oily mouthfeel, slightly dry finish. 4.25

Overall: Better than Furious, but a slight notch below Wet. Surly has another winner on their hands. Hopefully this will become a Surly staple.

Cost: $9.99 for a four pack of 16 oz cans.

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

Thanks to Cyclone8 for knowing that 1 can of Surly beer is never enough for me!

A - Light straw. Crystal clear. Beautiful head that does not stick around for long, but its brief appearance is great: big bubbly and tight.

S - Great aroma. Right as I popped the can it hit me over the head. Intensely citric and floral hop aroma invades. Light grassy notes. I also get some "cookie spice" from the light touch of malts. The alcohol comes in strong along with an aspirin-y note. Overall the aroma is so powerful that it smells close to light hair permanent.

T - Big grapefruit taste, you almost get the whole fruit in order: zest, bitter pith, and then juicy and sour fruit. As the can says there is not much in the way of balance, but it is nice overall. Finishes with an herbal quality akin to mint

M - Nice and smooth, suggesting an easy drinkability. Lighter body for an IPA, but in the spectrum of beer it is about medium.

Solid IPA, great sensory experience until the beer is in your mouth and then the party's over

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Can opened on 4.27.13

A - Pours a hazy medium to dark orange wiht a smaller tan head with good retention.

S - Bitter orange peel, malts, some tropical fruits.

T - Sweet orange then some bitterness. Fruity finish.

D - Good carbonation and a bit to thin of a body.

O - Great, orange and tropical IPA with a bit of bitterness in the middle.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.89/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks to Jeff for this one. 4/15/13 Canning date. 16oz. can into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter. Shared with schen9303.

Beer pours a .5 finger fine white head with low retention. Color is a clear goldenrod. Lacing is spotty and sparse with little cling. Honestly, I expected a bit more here.

Nose is citrus, pine, tree sap hop bitterness, and some grass. Moderately aromatic. Very clean and fresh.

Opens bright citrus and pine hop bitterness. Some grassiness and sap hop presence in the middle. West Coast for sure. Very little malt presence. Finishes resin-y with a sharp hop bite at the end. Aftertaste of pine and citrus hop bitterness. Dry. Pretty good.

Light bodied with moderate to ample carbonation. Quenching and bubbly in the mouth and goes down abrasive and sharp. Accented finish with a dry, lingering, sticky aftertaste. Love it!

This beer certainly lives up to its name. Huge hop presence that makes itself known with a nose and feel that only serves to enhance the bitterness. Real drinkable and definitely worth visiting. I'd say not at all over-rated!

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Photo of smakawhat
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the can into a Dogfish Head Ale glass. Canned April 30th 2013.

A fairly clear, bronze gold amber body, with slow rising carbonation. Head is off white and is about two fingers deep, but falls to a thin puck and soapy fat collar. Not too bad looking.

Nose is fairly subtle hop wise. Mild sense of sweet melon, perhaps a hint of tropical juicy quality. Mild sweetness, a little bit of piney spice and light brown sugar.

Good bitterness matching the hint of tropical quality. Toned down malt sweetness hinted with a little bit of toasty brown sugar. Slightly more than moderate carbonation but with a hint of wet body. Hints of earthy quality on the aftertaste and finish with a matching pine bitterness.

Overall not bad, and not overrated either.

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Photo of guityler83
4.56/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Crystal clear, bright orange color with bright white head that falls quickly.

S: Catty, pine and citrus hop aroma that puts your sences in to a euphoric state

T: A big burst of pine bitterness on the first sip. The crisp toasty malt vibe is subtle when it washes over the pallet, then it finishing with a catty west coast hop bite. \m/

M: Sticky hop oils, mild carbonation and moderate body.

O: I've never had a subpar beer from Surly. They have another winner with Overrated, I just wish we could get it easier in WI.

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Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip glass from a 16oz can.

Pours a nice clear and bright slight golden color. There is a nice 1 inch white head that is slightly soapy and has some nice dense notes. The head is pretty sticky and leaves some nice lacing as it slowly recedes.

Aroma starts off with some nice grapefruit and tangerine citrus notes. Very...dare I say West Coast. Definitely citrus hop notes dominate the palette. There are mild bready notes in the nose and very slight earthy grain notes.

Starts off with some nice piney and grassy sweetness as well as some nice pale caramel notes. Then there is the nice citrus blast of orange and tangerine. There is also some slight grapefruit notes as well. The brew has some nice spicy and grassy hop notes in there as well mixed in with some pine. Quite a plethora of hop note profiles. Very well crafted and yummy. There is some bready notes in there that slightly balance the hop profile. Mouthfeel is nice and crisp and clean with a nice bitter dryness.

Surly is good at this IPA game and they did a great job concocting this citrusy and dry hoppy bomb.

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Overrated West Coast IPA from Surly Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 228 ratings.
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