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Surly Bandwagon IPA

Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 200   ABV: 6.66%
Introducing Bandwagon, a West Coast India Pale Ale. This IPA is brewed with pale and crystal malts, centennial and chinook hops, and fermented with English ale yeast. Bandwagon is pale gold in color and has flavors of caramelly biscuits slathered in pineapple-orange marmalade. Bandwagon. Jump on, Get Surly!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (11398) - Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Ill jump on this banxwagon. Citrusy and bitter. Light in color. Awesome ipa from surly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Tap @ Darkness Day 2012. Pours a deep orange appearance with an off white head. Mild grapefruit, citrus hoppy, somewhat herbal, straw nose. Moderate piney, light grapefruity hoppy, a touch toasty malty, lemon, bready flavor. I was a bit disappointed with the light flavor but it probably would be a nice option during a ball game.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (9662) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Tap at Target Field, section 124. Amber orange pour with a white head. Nice rich aroma and taste of citrus, biscuit, and caramel. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Pour on tap Gate 124 at Target Field, dark reddish orange pour with fluffy white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee and biscuit before it goes into big sweet grapefruit, orange, pine and grassy notes with a slight earth and spice note as well, really nice. Taste is nice juicy grapefruit and orange before it goes to pine and grass, finishing with a hint of spice and earth, nice bitter, caramel and toffee come through a bit also. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (6956) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Draft pour on tap at GTMW 2012 (Madison, WI). Pours a rich glowing orange hue, no real haze, healthy rich glow. Frothy offwhite head dies to a big layer, sticks around well overall. Aromas are earthy and bitter hops, bits of citrus, some florals grow. Lemon cookies, biscuits. Initial is lighter end of the fold, some richer dry florals, lemons, and dry citrusy grapefruit. Firm bitterness leads into some bready malts, pale, and a bit of sweetness. Middle is mellow sweetness, firmer bitter lemon grows. Touches of grapefruit, earthy florals, grass, and richer bitter hops linger on the finish. A smaller malt base than Furious, fresher hops, more drinkable in my opinion. Tasty. Glad to have a chance at.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (5807) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2012
On tap at the ballpark, section 124, which I believe is the only place in the world to find this beer. Watching the Twins pound the Phillies in inter-league play tonight. Dark amber color and surprisingly well hopped with dry citrus. Flavor has on the dry side, with characteristic Surly yeast, malt, and more hops. A well hopped beer to serve at the ballpark, and it reminds me of Furious. Drinks pretty good, along with Cynic, this is probably the best beer available at Target field.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Draft at GTMW 12. Pretty cool find! Pours a nice looking gold, slightly hop hazed. Frothy white head. The nose is full of juicy American hops, citrus and resiny, some tropical fruit as well. Dry malt in the nose. On tasting, medium-high bitterness, tons of fruity hop flavor with a bone dry malt backbone. Still supported overall. Clean and fresh, pretty damn fine IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madvike (3205) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2012
On tap at GTMW - As a Twins fan, I love that this beer is only available for purchase at Target Field. Makes me want to go to a game! Pours clear amber with a big white head. Lots of citrus on the nose, with grass, herbal hops, clean malt, and light onion. Taste is the same, with a real clean malt base. Almost tastes like a hopped-up APA. Lots of fluffy carbonation, real soft in the mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryanfolty (2407) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JUL 22, 2012
July 21, 2012 on tap at All Pints North. Orange brown pour with head. Citrus hops in aroma and taste. Liked this better than Furious and wish it was available in cans.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
arkurzynski (2268) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 12, 2012
GTMW. Deep orange pour. Nice bouquet of floral citrus and pine hops. Flavor is light citrus and pine bitterness with a mild caramel malt backbone. Clean, crisp, and slightly dry. This is a pounder of a beer that you could drink all summer long. Nicely done.

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