Overrated West Coast Style IPA | Surly Brewing Company

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4.08/5
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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
Ranking:
#2,591
Reviews:
254
Ratings:
1,692
pDev:
8.09%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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126
Gots:
318
Trade:
14
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

This had a pear like yellowish green color with a cloudy hue and a bright white head of dense foam.

The aroma and flavors are spot on as I detect a strong malt backbone at first. It settles into a honey sweetness, cannabis leaf, golden Apple, tangerines grapefruit.

This is very dry in feel with a lot of astringency and bitterness.

The feel is a bit unsettling but it can't deter from a flavor and scent that are top notch.

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16oz can from bobbypaulson (thanks!). Canned 1/2/14. Served in a Terrapin goblet.

Pours hazy muted orange gold with two and a half fingers of pale head. Decent retention and a fair bit of splotchy lace.

Smells of pine, citrus zest, grapefruit and an almost yeasty apple note.

Flavors are bitter overall but seemingly without the bright, robust citrus or solid malt base that I look for in an IPA. Grapefruit peel, lemon zest, pine, vague orange pulp, pepper, cracker snd a tinge of alcohol.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Dry, bitter finish with more grapefruit rind and pine.

From the couple goes I've had at this I finds it's OK. For my tastes there's been nothing particularly special to make me want to choose it over numerous other options.

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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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Overrated West Coast Style IPA from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 1,692 ratings