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Surly Bandwagon IPA

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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Atom (2151) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2012
On tap at the ballpark section 124, pours an amber/brown with a small khaki head. Aroma of herbal hop spice, citrus, and caramel malt. Taste has a nice balance of spicy hops, citrus, and caramel malt. It’d say this is a more mellow version Furious with less of a hop bite but slightly more bitter. Still very nice and a bright spot on a dreary day and Twins loss to the Rangers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUL 23, 2012
Had this at the All Pints North festival in Duluth, MN. Has some nice citrus scents and had a nice subtle bitterness. Great IPA for sitting outside during the day.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheHOFF43 (2043) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2012
At Surlyfest 5. Excellent IPA. Nice citrus and floral hops with a good amount of bitterness at the end. Similar to Furious but with a noticeably different hop profile. I wish this was available in cans as it would be a better summer IPA than furious is. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (2020) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2012
Tap.. Medium golden pour, average medium carbonation and a nice bitter hop aroma. Flavor is dry bitter hops, way less malt than Furious, pine, orange bitters and very dry on the finish. Really enjoyable, if given the choice between Furious and this, I would probably order this 9 time out of 10.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2012
on tap at Muddy Waters 2Oct2012, the lacing on this beer is crazy, it clings like no bodies business, I get the marmalade reference from the description a sweet orange tropical fruit hop profile makes this quite nice, but the carbonation a bit too bubbly for an IPA for me, still very very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steasy66 (1116) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 14, 2012
At target field, amber with 1 finger white head. Aroma is floral herbal with a hint of tropical fruit. Taste is sweet and tropical. Palate is nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mnmike (1084) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2013
On tap at Twins games. Aside from the long lines you have to wait in to get this IPA - it’s a perfect cousin to Furious for the outdoor baseball fan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2012
Tap at the stadium. My girlfriend is giving me dirty looks. It’s good, but not as good as furious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wilnatp (663) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2012
TAP: Gold/amber pour with tan/off-white head. Aroam is hops, floral and orange citrus. Taste is caramel malt balancing the citrus hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - APR 4, 2013
Nice citrus hops aroma, taste follows suit. Like a weaker furious. Its solid but not something I would seek out

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