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RATINGS: 333   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
It’s been said; "It’s easier to brew an extremely hoppy beer than an extremely balanced beer." And you know us, we are always looking for the easy way out, so we jumped on the West Coast IPA bandwagon and brewed this dry and hoppy ale. "Surly’s a little bit of a one-trick pony, they just brew gimmick beers," and maybe we are OVERRATED, but at the end of the day, it’s just a beer. If you like it, great, so do we. If you only liked us when we were small, then leave this one on the shelf. Let one of the fanboys grab it.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SirLimpsalot (2321) - SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2014
@ Mikkeller Stockholm 14-11-8: lite maltig ton, aningen torr och lite smak av källare. Nja. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ---- Soberness not garanteed!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kathouse (1065) - Nevada, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Medium amber with a disappearing foam. Big citrus and pine aroma. Flavor is the same. Dripping with hop resin start to finish. Maybe a little too off balance but still fun to drink.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bule (833) - California, USA - NOV 8, 2014
16oz bottle pours a yellow amber a bit of frothy head. Mild easy going hop flavors. A little musty and sometimes salty in the hops.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bp (806) - Queens, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Can: dark amber with a frothy white head, excellent hoppy aroma and flavor, some bitterness and a light dry finish

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fitwitchik (363) - USA - OCT 28, 2014
On tap at Darkness day then later on tap at Hard Rock Café at Mall of America then finally purchased a 4 pack to bring home. Poured into a tulip glass a dark yellow with a nice off white head. Aroma is woody hops. Flavor is in your face pine tree with a touch of sweetness. This brew blew me away at SDD and can’t get enuff of it. A die hard hop head like me can be satisfied with so many brews yet this one calls my name like a moth to a flame. LOVE!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
teemoney (86) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Poured from can into tulip. Opaque gold color with sticky white head. Smell has lots of citrus and pine hops, with a little light malt hiding in the background. Flavor is all hops, with sharp bitter pine in the front, citrus fruit in the middle, and resin dryness in the finish. Medium body, with a sticky feel. Overall, a really good beer, good example of the style.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (2409) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2014
Draught at CBC 2014. Clear orange liquid with a medium off-white head. Aroma of tangerine, bread, grain, citrus and mango. Taste is dry and medium to high bitter with notes of tangerine, bread and citrus. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Really good IPA. Came back for several more samples.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vandc01 (90) - North Branch, Minnesota, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Purchased from Costco - got very fresh. Solid west coast IPA. Would definately like to try it on tap to see the difference Solid 4/5

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kappldav123 (5119) - GERMANY - SEP 17, 2014
Tap at CBC 2014. Beer in the glass deep golden, small head. Fine hoppy aroma. Starts mild hoppy, fine fruity like apricot, light soapy notes. Okay.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (13034) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Draft at Churchkey. Thanks, Corey, for bringing this to DC! Hazy yellow gold color, huge white head with good lacing and retention. Has the scent of a woman sitting in a meadow. Taste is bittersweet lemon flowers.


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