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RATINGS: 340   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sherm1016 (1177) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2014
16oz can from Haskill’s. Pours a clear, light amber color with a white head and some lacing. Aroma is hoppy, pine, mango, a little garlic. Medium on the palate with creamy carbonation. Flavor is sweet, some bread, bitter hops, pine, pineapple, orange, grapefruit, with a dry bitter finish. A nice dry, hoppy IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6152) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Can and served in snifter: Pours a clean golden hue with a lasting frothy head and good lace. Nice juicy and dank notes on the nose along with some mineral and metallic undertones as well. Very dry almost tannic like finish sort of is off putting and knocks down the Palate score. Whiny, citric, and slightly hop spiced character. It is drinking good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
teorn88 (2704) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2014
Can thanks to Leighton/Ryan. It pours a hazy light golden color with a medium white head. Aroma is floral and lemony, with hops and maltiness. Taste is nicely dry, with mild hoppiness. Citrusy and grassy. Medium body with good carbonation. Quite good

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hombrepalo (1852) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2014
16oz cans from Binny’s. This pours a clear orange with a light white head and some lacing in the glass, the aroma has quite a bit of tropical fruits, some pineapple and grapefruit, nothing crazy but nice, the flavor has a nice smooth front end with some citrus and tropical fruit in the finish, pretty nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (5656) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2014
Snared can at CBC, Clerkenwell. Pours cloudy golden with a small white head. Aroma of marmelade, some fresh citrussy hops. Taste is crisp and fresh hops, grapefruit and oranges, under a nice rich malty body. Good one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChiGuy68 (426) - Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Rated from a pint can. It poured a clear golden/orange with abundant effervescence, a frothy off white head, and quite a bit of lacing. Hoppy citrus aroma (lemon & grapefruit). Biting hop taste with a bitter finish on the tongue. A solid, enjoyable, west cost style IPA. Has become part of my main rotation now that it is available in Chicago.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Christpuncher (1386) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Really hoppy and smooth ipa. It is just the opposite of its name, it is under rated. Nice and citruscy and smells hoppy. Had this one at home ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdKing (1979) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2014
Can at the Gunnar tasting at Craft Clerkenwell. Slight haze orange amber colour with white head. Nose is very forward caramel, fruity, citrous, orange marmalade, grain musky alcohol. Taste is very hop bitter, pine, new sneakers, green hop acidic, caramel. Body is touch watery but big flavours. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2732) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2014
Can from kbutler1 in a trade. Thanks Kevin! Pours an almost clear dark orange with a half finger of white head. Aroma of citrus and tropical fruits with a hint of pine. Taste is heavily bitter. Pine at first then loads of grapefruit. Hop-heavy but still very balanced. Medium bodied with a surprisingly creamy texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, great. I’ve had some good and some not so good from surly, but I would definitely put this in the winner column.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Appearance: Pours a clear royal yellow gold with a decent off-white head that subsides to a 1-4 inch.

Appearance: A decent mixture of pine and citrus hop scent. Some rock sugar sweetness.

Taste: Fresh hop fruitiness first. Simcoe/citra perhaps. Orange, honey dew, pineapple. some peppery bitterness. Dry malt. Bitterness catches up after the sip.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Juicy. Slightly rough carbonation.

Overall: I like it! Delivers the goods as well as Furious and Abrasive does. I would say it’s pretty balanced for the “style.” Would you agree?


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