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RATINGS: 312   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TomDecapolis (4427) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Pours a hazy golden orange with a medium creamy white lacing head. Aroma of fresh American hops. Lots of orange zest, tropical fruits and floral character. Flavor of fresh American hops. Touch of biscuity malt. Smooth bitterness. Floral, citrusy and piney! Not quite Topper but might be as close as you can get from another canned IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KyotoLefty (6145) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 20, 2013
Can shared by KBL. Nice golden, big fruity hop nose, lots of tropical elements, citrus, pine. Just the right sweetness, with full biscuity body and great hops. Excellent stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Defreni (2463) - Husum, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2013
Dåse: Orange uklar øl med et fint skumhoved. Duften er malt og en smule gammel humle, kan godt smage den ikke er helt frisk. Men stadig er smagen overordentlig frisk med masser af humlebid. Citrus er den dominerende karakteristika. Ville gerne have smagt denne øl helt frisk.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1590) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 19, 2013
Can picked up at Mikkeller & Friends for 75DKK shared with KyotoLefty. A lovely clear copper color, a great hoppy fruity herbal aroma. The taste is clear bitter hoppiness with a good dankness. Very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (4276) - Utah, USA - OCT 14, 2013
GABF 2013
Aroma is grassy. Flavors are grassy, pine and herbal
Decent, but not really hoppy. Yep, the name overrated, this is good but it’s no west coast IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (1995) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Sampled at GABF 2013. Golden orange appearance with a white head. Citrus hop, grapefruit, pine, light caramel malt. Medium plus bitterness and light sweetness. Dry, bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
commonmac (257) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2013
16 oz can poured into a pint glass. Light copper color and incredible lacing pair to make this one of Surly’s best looking beers. Tastes hits you with hops as expected. It’s a Surly after all. Definitely presents a full mouthfeel that lingers. In the end, slightly one dimensional which prevents it from scoring higher.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (4752) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2013
Pours clear golden with an off white head. Aroma of grapefruit, pine and citrus. Flavour is light moderate sweet and over moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhilJackson80 (294) - Oklahoma, USA - OCT 12, 2013
UPDATED: APR 20, 2014 16 oz Can. The beer pours to a medium copper color with a medium white head. The aroma has a very strong citrus, floral hops & a little pine notes to it. The taste is light in body with a strong bitter finish. Overall a very good IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHangover (2449) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
Sample @ GABF 13. Pours a clear golden beer with a small white head on top. Aroma is very west coast, big on Amarillo and citrus. Big lemon in the flavor backed up by a firm malty backbone. Orange juicy hops. Long, lingering bitter finish. Not Overrated at all.


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