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:
#2,253
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 jkball01
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Chriscrundwell12
3.71/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16 oz can poured into a Surly Pint glass.

Date 03/03/14

A- Pours a huge 3 1/2 finger white head, dissipates slowly to a messy splotchy mess around the glass. Really clear, well carbonated. Golden hay color.
S- Pine, grapefruit upfront, some malt in the aroma, pine is the most pronounced scent. Nothing to unique.
T- Nice hop bitterness in the finish. More malt forward, pine, slight grapefruit, really dry.
M- Medium mouthfeel, really dry finish, well carbonated.
O- Well made IPA. Definitely on the bottom end of all the IPS/DIPAS that Surly makes. Still quality. Really enjoyable on this warm 50 degree night in MN.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Showvoisier
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Eaglefan344
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of gio540
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of FATKIDREVOLUTION
4.36/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Freshly canned at 10.99 a 4pk (albeit 16oz) this West Coast IPA is one the good ones.

SHows off with a hazy light golden glow and a tiny of off-white head.

Aromas of citrus, Fruit, resin, tropical fruit.

Tasting of grapefruit citrus, bitter pine and resin, big piney hops.

Juicy mouthfeel with solid carbonation.

What a midwesterner expects from a West coast IPA.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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

An often over looked brew by Surly. It checks all the boxes for me. Pours a golden yellow with nice head and lacing. Smells slightly sweet and taste is sweet as well, although with a nice bitter finish with no bad aftertaste.

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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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