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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!


3.7
   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.

3.7
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryrpat (144) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - APR 26, 2012
At Target Field, watching the Twins get smashed on 4/24/2012. I got pretty Surly. It pours a dark red/amber color. Minimal off-white head. The smell is straight up flowers. Some malt aromas, but very dry. Taste has some pine, some grapefruit, and a decent amount of caramelly malt. In many ways it reminds me of Furious, though the aroma is quite different. It’s a solid beer in it’s own right.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
falco242 (291) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2012
UPDATED: APR 25, 2012 At Target Field on tap. Not bad, but really tastes like Furious. Tasty and worth the extra buck or so compared to other beer prices, but really nothing terribly special considering Surly is all over the city.

3.4
   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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (9449) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wilnatp (622) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
williger618 (1) - - JUN 27, 2012 does not count
Well worth waiting in line for this beer at Target Field. Very nice citrus/bitter/sweet combo, great aroma. Selfishly, I hope they make it more available, but having it only at Target Field is good marketing.


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