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RATINGS: 333   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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
esoxangler (100) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2013
awesome beer. Classic IPA. everything about it is right. not as good as furious, but a great one and a must try

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Staffan47 (880) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2013
Klen doft. Lite honung möjligen. Balanserad och bra. Känna välgjord. Men är den lite trött kanske? Burkad i mars så kanske. Drar den parallellt med Furious.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
propsync (16) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Mix of grapefruit and rotten/funky fruit on the aroma. It looks like beer. Taste is right down the middle, not too sweet, not very bitter. I like the amount of malt used to smooth this out. Very nicely balanced, and very enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
Pours a clear amber with medium white head. Floral hoppy citrus aroma. Flavour has a nice sweet malt balanced with a medium bitterness and fruity hops. Nice west coast IPA

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Great stuff. aroma of harsh grapefruit zest, pine resin, and grass. Pours beautiful hazy amber with a big head. Taste is great and hoppy. Grapefruit zest and smooth Pine resin. Not too bitter with a great smooth malt back. Easy to kick back.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (9635) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2013
Can at Jack’s farwell tasting, thanks to the man himself, 06/08/13. Lightly hazed folden amber with a decent sized off white head. Nose is bitter hops, tea bags, citrus fruit, bitter grapefruit, pine, dank hops. Taste comprises bitter grapefruit, a good dose of resinous pine, orange pith, caramel, grass. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry finish with aggressive hop bitterness. Cracking IPA.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thewade (328) - USA - AUG 9, 2013
Excellent west coast ipa by Surly. Very hoppy, but also light. I enjoy the 16 oz can as well. Balanced brew that I will buy again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (1567) - - AUG 8, 2013
Can. Hazy gold with a fluffy white head. Aroma and taste are both piney, resinous and citrusy hops. Very hoppy. Palate is full and rounded with a sharp carb bite at the end. Very tasty but pretty standard take on the west coast style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (7183) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2013
Can thanks to Jack, whom many people consider to be over-rated. It pours clear golden yellow with a medium white head. The nose is juicy pine, passion fruit, orange sherbet, tangerine and mango. The taste is pine, earthy, sherbet, grapefruit, decent bitterness, leaf and some underlying sweetness. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Light-medium body and moderate carbonation. Taste doesn’t quite live up to the smell. A touch watery even. Decent enough nonetheless.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (3474) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2013
0.5l can - a surprise extra from trade with Dan (pandableh) Big thanks! This is a nice blurry kinda golden colored one with a really nice big and lasting off-white head that’s lacing nicely down the sides of the glass. Smells really fresh, tropical and fruity. Lots of piney hops, a undertone of almost tarmac and licorice, frozen strawberries, pineapple and tannins. Really like a dipa should be. It wasn’t as fresh in the taste as the aroma lead to believe. It has a soft really prickling carbonation level inside a really thick and almost syrupy malty mouthfeel. Lots of piney resinous hops hits the tongue, malty, light melon concentrate with yeast and a little bit of marmalade. Lots of flavors, but still it tastes a little watery? Did not expect that, but to sum up its quite tasty this. Would not mind having again! 13.07.2013


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