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Surly Bandwagon IPA

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 200   ABV: 6.66%
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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!


ryrpat's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryrpat (133) - Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2013
Very nice ipa. Smooth and hoppy. Great copper color was very appealing. Would definitely have this again ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bestbrew1 (60) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2013
I really like this one it is like a mellowed out Abrasive. A great beer for a hot summer day.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
camborne (655) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mnmike (1033) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (9252) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (7565) - Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Ill jump on this banxwagon. Citrusy and bitter. Light in color. Awesome ipa from surly.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmikolich (1468) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheHOFF43 (1756) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madvike (2759) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - 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.


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