Surrender Dorothy | 7 Locks Brewing

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Brewed by:
7 Locks Brewing
Maryland, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

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User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 24
Photo of Smakawhat
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the can into a nonic pint glass.

Just under three fingers in height off the pour, off white in color, with some decent fine soapy to swiss cheese like bubbles. Nice retention and a little bit of staying power. Faint copper body, a bit rusty in color but with some clarity, and maybe a faint hint of haze.

Pretty solid aroma. Light touches of grassy hop, maybe a bit earthy and some faint citrus, but also a good mixing spicy malt to go with it. Simple and complimentary malt and hop nose, nothing major but just nicely done.

Palate continues some good vibes. Somewhat creamy mouthfeel with a good spicy malt, and limited dryness. Quite a surprise for a rye based malt brew. Hop angle is even a hint juicy, with light grapefruit, and mixes real nicely with some biscuit qualities also. Creamy sweetness makes a good appearance on the tongue and finish for a good accent.

A very pleasant and hopped rye brew.

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Photo of Jefe1
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Being in the DC area the Surrender Dorothy label grabbed me, referring to the Oz-like towers of the Morman Temple on 495. But I discovered a very smooth rye beer, eminently drinkable with good taste, OK color, and decent finish. I've tried several rye beers and this is best so far. A little pricey, not too easy to find, but I'm sticking with it.
Thanks 7 Locks.

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Photo of daliandragon
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Sometimes you see a beer and say "Yeah, that's probably just a cool name and a marketing dude who earned their bread, but I'm buying it anyway." This is one of those. I am also thinking it may have to do with those towers that dart into the sky as you head west on 270 off of I-95. Moroni or some dude. Anyhoo..

Big rye in the nose is a plus. Spice and hops. Solid look with sweet head and lace. Flavor is more understated than expected. Smooth texture and tasty but a not much in the spice or bite department. Kind of mediocre in the finish. Not bad, but a bit of a tease.

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Photo of oskinker
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Not bad. Not as carbd as I'd like but that's ok, probably effected the minimal nose on this. Rye smooths this IPA out. Relatively low ABV for IPAS I like to drink but this one goes down easy. A nice local alternative

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Photo of Dirtyhands
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark, gold-orangish, opaque appearance. Nice head that quickly fades. Spicy rye & citrus hop notes within the aroma, a touch of resinous pine/dank as well. Taste follows up on the nose, yet the malt seems to distract from that spicy citrus character in the nose. While this is balanced rather well, maybe some more dry hopping would have helped? As a rye ipa fan it is hard not to compare this to atlas rowdy. Rowdy comes out in top, but seven locks is showing some early promise here.

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Surrender Dorothy from 7 Locks Brewing
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 24 ratings