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RATINGS: 328   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Itís been said; "Itís 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. "Surlyís 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, itís 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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (11089) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Can @ Richardís tasting. Golden orange pour with a white head. Grassy aroma. Some orange peel, floral hops, sweet orange, and some candy. Rather sweet on the tongue. Candy/sugar sweetness, floral hops, some grass, and orange. Light bitterness on the finish. A little bit soapy, too.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (8510) - San Diego County, California, USA - SEP 29, 2013
16oz can. Clear, bright gold pour. Medium eggshell head. Nose is rustic grain, mild plastic. Taste is sticky candies, soap, sugar. Dry, nutty palate. Huh.
Earlier Rating: 9/29/2013 Total Score: 3.1
16oz can. Clear, bright gold pour. Medium eggshell head. Nose is rustic grain, mild plastic. Taste is sticky candies, soap, sugar. Dry, nutty palate. Huh.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nuffield (3698) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2013
I really didnít see this as a typical West Coast hop monster. The grape dimension to the aroma and flavor, to which the Surly distributor agreed with me, gave it a much different sensibility than the lamest of the West Coast IPAs. Light body. Not bad. (bottle, 2013 Ale Jail festival, St. Paul, MN)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (1366) - Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Crisp, piney, very west coast. Have you ever had pliney?, touch of bitter, bit of malt, hoppy but not too bad. Very balanced. Good but not great, but they definately nailed the overrated west coast style.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
OKBeerFan (60) - - SEP 29, 2013
I drank this the following day after trying Surly Wet. IMO this is a better beer. Definitely has the west coast qualities. Great IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Thanks to iadler for the beer! 16 oz. can served in a Midnight Sun chub. A: Pours a clear orange color with a thin white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin ring that leaves some splotchy lace down the glass. S: Nice notes of citrus with some orange pith. Sweet pale malts balanced out the beer. T: Same as the nose. Nice bursts of citrus fruits with some lingering bitterness on the back end. Slightly piney with a hefty dose of orange pith to dry it out. M: Medium to light bodied with a medium carbonation level. Light bitterness on the finish. O: Not the best thing Iíve had from Surly. Pretty one dimensional in the flavor department. Serving type: can 06-01-2013

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (10845) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 26, 2013
Can. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is fruit, malt, peaches, caramel. Flavour is fruit, malt, peaches, caramel, hop, citrus. Bitter finish. Nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (3396) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2013
Can at Chrisoís Pre-GBBF Shindig 2013. Aroma is cucumber and spice. Clear golden pour with a white head. Clean grapefruit hop bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOSSbrewer (1695) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Pours golden yellow. Light head. Lots of hops wet grass and hay. Bitter and somewhat dry on the finish. Nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2014
Can 16fl.oz.

[ As Surly Overrated West Coast Style IPA ].
Clear light to medium yellow orange colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, orange, light grapefruit. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, herby hops, fruity hops, sweet malt, citrus - grapefruit. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130629]
7-3-8-3-15

Draught @ CBC 2014 [ Red Session ]. - Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014, Sparta Hallen, Gunnar Nu Hansens Plads 11, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

[ As Surly Overrated ].
Clear medium orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramle, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, orange - citrus, grass. Flavour is light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, hoppy, tropical fruit. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20140503]
8-4-8-3-16


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