Overrated West Coast Style IPA | Surly Brewing Company

Overrated West Coast Style IPAOverrated West Coast Style IPA
BA SCORE
91.4%
Liked This Beer
4.08 w/ 1,671 ratings
Overrated West Coast Style IPAOverrated West Coast Style IPA
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:
#2,256
Reviews:
249
Ratings:
1,671
Liked:
1,527
Avg:
4.08/5
pDev:
8.09%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
128
Gots:
311
Trade:
14
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Ratings: 1,671 |  Reviews: 249
Photo of DSWeller
3.77/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Drew_Fischer
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hopheaddeluxe
3.77/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Blazer22
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AGB
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nunya
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fosters9
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of pghsensation
3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A nice amber hazy look. An aroma and taste typical of a good west coast IPA. The finish is less citrus and pine than u would think. Overall, a solid hoppy offering in the west coast IPA style.

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

Photo of Rammed96
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Thanks Kegatron for the hookup on this one. Pounder can appears a hazy golden color with yellowish stained cap that fades leaving spotty lace.

This smells pungent with cheesy, herbal and fruity hops. Its got some dankness to it with a touch of caramel malt sweetness to contrast.

This tastes herbal with a touch of caramel malt that barely provides some contrasting sweetness against the bitter hops. A little cheesy and dank with pine but easy to enjoy.

This is medium bodied and modestly carbonated. A pleasantly hoppy and complex ipa thats enjoyable.

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Photo of AllDayIPA23
3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Received as an extra in a trade. Strong hop aroma and taste. Good job making the citrus fruits stand out in the nose and taste.

Having now had the opportunity to enjoy Furious and Todd the Axeman from Surly, Over Rated doesn't stack as high, but an overall solid IPA.

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Photo of slp3873
4.67/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Todd the Axeman is my favorite Surly but this is very close behind. It is a must-buy-- and be sure to read the can. I love the sass!

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

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

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

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

Photo of jws7968
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Danmullens1
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopHunter19
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - nice golden/copper amber color that's clear with an eggshell white head that sticks and leaves nice lacing
S - slight dankness, hop resin, ganja, tropical fruits - mango, pineapple, papaya
T - follows the nose, tropical fruits - mango, pineapple, papaya, orange/lemon/lime peel, less dankness on the taste than on the nose
M - light-medium mouthfeel, alc covered, aftertaste is bitter, orange/lemon/lime peel
O - decent beer, I'd buy it again, at a month old the hop character is still great.

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

Photo of TBonez477
3.7/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Much more malty than expected given the description as an 'over hopped IPA'. Really came off as a slightly bitter, straight-forward ale.

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Overrated West Coast Style IPA from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91.4% out of 100 with 1,671 ratings
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