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RATINGS: 386   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (6182) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChiGuy68 (441) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Christpuncher (1769) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdKing (2091) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2888) - 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. Iíve had some good and some not so good from surly, but I would definitely put this in the winner column.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LtDan (1805) - 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 itís pretty balanced for the ďstyle.Ē Would you agree?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryecatcher (952) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Can. Pours a hazy, golden orange,medium white head, okay retention and lacing. Nose is dank and resinous, tropical fruit (mango, guava, citrus) and some pine. Mouth is medium bodied, dry with a pleasantly understated hoppy bitterness that kinda creeps upon you, grapefruit, guava, lemongrass, citrus peel zest. Not much balance, but who cares? I donít WC-styled IPAs to taste malt. Surly delivers again. Happy New Year 2014!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hallinghansen (2272) - Odense S, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2013
Trade from Sean9689, thanks bro. Can. Cloudy golden body with a small white head. Aroma is hops, grass, pineneedles, fruit. Flavour is fresh hops, fruit, pineapple, grassy notes. This ipa is a masterpiece, just how i like them.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
acearl (414) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2013
16 oz can, clear golden hue with creamy lasting off white head, smells of grapefruit citrus, a little bit of fruit punch, smooth medium texutre, more of a bread malt, very drinkable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andyhwcinc (1613) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Purchased at Binnyís in Chicago, IL; enjoyed at home on a snowy Saturday pre-holiday party afternoon. Appearance is a lightly cloudy bright gold with a very pronounced white lightly bubbly head. Aroma is a mixture of citrus and cone hops. Taste finishes nice and dry with grassy notes, light spice, lemon, floral. Itís well balanced and pretty good, nothing groundbreaking, just a solid IPA. Well done!

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