Overrated West Coast Style IPA | Surly Brewing Company

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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:
#2,395
Reviews:
252
Ratings:
1,679
pDev:
8.09%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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128
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Thanks to snaotheus for providing me this beer. Dated 2/23/15.

Poured into an IPA glass, it has a clear gold color with a two finger white head. Good retention and lacing. Aroma is citrus and some tropical f. Taste is dominated by the hops - bitter citrus on the palate with a lingering bitter finish. It's pure hops, and I like it. Body is medium with a decent amount of carbonation. Not as good as Abrasive, but it's a very solid IPA.

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Overrated West Coast Style IPA from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 1,679 ratings
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