Overrated West Coast IPA | Surly Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
1,659
Reviews:
245
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
8.13%
 
 
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128
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Photo of Philcassella
3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Narthax
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of daudelin2000
3.91/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours an amber orange color with decent white head. Aroma was a little disappointing. A little spicy and earthy with a very slight citrus smell. Malty sweetness is also in the aroma. Taste is very earthy with some malt sweetness. Pretty balanced. Not as much citrus as I expected or hoped. The spiciness from the aroma comes through in the taste as well. Mouthfeel is medium with lots of carbonation. Decent amount of bitterness that seems to creep up the more you drink it. Overall, an average beer. I still have an Abrasive Ale to try. Hopefully, it will be a step up.

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Photo of wvsabbath
3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sam_The_Elder
3.68/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FreshButterbeer
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wiffler27
4.54/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I really enjoyed this beer. Full flavor, great bitterness and not a thin beer. Enjoyed this on draft at Surly and got a 4pack of it. One of the better beers I had there.

enjoying a 4pack of this i got shipped to my house after my trip to MN.

pours amber with a thick head, looks damn good.

smell is mild sweet hops/malt.

this is a bitter IPA, finishes sweet with some extra bitterness.

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Photo of briguy93
4.53/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SeanMNCraftBeerLover
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of maximum12
3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

How have I never rated this? I’ve consumed, & peed out, enough of it. 16 oz. can that would be approved by our GOP Republican candidate, dated 7/7/16. Which is about as fresh as I could find. Man, I miss the era of days old Surly cans. I buy a LOT less of it now.

Pour is orange with a hint of that pulpiness that’s become so Madonna/Vogue. Nose is light yellow fruits, hop oils, roadside flowers. Nice, but standard

Overrated it isn’t. The coastal hop jab is up front, bitter, barking, taking tiny little bites out of my cringing palate. Beyond that we wander further from the Pacific: a distinct graininess backs up the hops, which feeds into mango, candied pine, mildly dank, & a bright citrus emerges as it warms. Severely dry. Easy to ‘sip’ a couple ounces at a time.

There aren’t many who can truly claim to be West Coast in the Midwest, but Overrated stands among them. Bit of equivocation, but one could close one’s eyes & imagine sitting on a stool in Carlsbad while quaffing this. Very good beer.

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Photo of SeymourDunn
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MrHoonlee
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of user785335
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dirtball937
4.79/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hopley
3.77/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
3.56/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beergorrilla
4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of toddstolarski
4.45/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SaCkErZ9
4.54/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had this on draft at the brewery in Minneapolis.

Arrives in a large tulip style glass (which I later purchased because it was so cool) a dark straw color. Lighter in color than other IPAs. That probably means the hips are forward with little malt backbone, and that is exactly what I got.

Wonderful aroma full of piney hops with a tiny bit of cracker and hay.

Flavor profile was tremendous. Full bodied, wonderfully hoppy, perfect amount of bitterness. The hops, although prevalent, weren't ostentatious or a deterrent. Well balanced yet supremely hoppy.

One of the better IPAs I have ever had for sure. Wonderfully crafted.

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Photo of TheBrosy
3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass from a 16oz can.

Appearance: Pours gold with a thick off-white head that slowly dissipates. Very clear.

Smell: Lot of citrus hops.

Taste: Nice earthy hop bitterness on the tounge. Some bready taste from the malts. A bit of the citrus flavor towards the end.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, slightly creamy mouthfeel with medium carbonation.

A nice IPA. Would prefer some earthy hop aroma rather than the overpowering of citrus.

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Photo of woggydoggy
2.91/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of JDW4195
3.38/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cmsfish
4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A big thanks to the commander of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a dark golden/orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of oranges, light malts. Taste is orange, pineapple, very light malts, moderate bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer, but not up to Surly's usual high standards.

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Photo of jak
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Overrated West Coast IPA from Surly Brewing Company
4.06 out of 5 based on 1,659 ratings.
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