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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcnielsen (2190) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Can at Surly. Pours a golden color with white head. Hoppy, grassy, piney, fresh hop flavors. A very nice Pacific NW style IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (7545) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2013
Casey very kindly brought this along, thanks Casey. Sat drinking this sat at home with Casey, Traci & Loz 08.07.13 Pours golden in fact it might be a little more edging towards straw coloured, slight haze and a white head. Good punchy bitterness, but this is tempered by a malty base. This is reasonabley bitter with a little grapefruit pithiness, but aligned with a good sweetness also, fruity, decent, IPA. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov16 3.9

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (2474) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Pint can from stash brought back from last White Bear Lake trip. Poured to a Czech-pils glass displaying a clear, golden color, white, billowy, and persistent head foam, and curtainy cling to the lacing. The aroma started with a bit of sweetness, then piney, leafy, and fresh cone notes. The taste presented a pronounced hop bitterness that was very lingering, earthy, and quite dry. Also noted were some grapefruity citrus, mid-fruit, and supportive malt. Medium bodied, with decent carbonation to successfully carry the flavor notes. Never on the shelf! Always in the frig, or in mine, if Iím lucky! Please come back to IL. soon, Omar!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Thanks, Lee! It is a fucking gimmick beer, no doubt. Bright medium orange body with a buoyant head. Fresh, fresh fruit aromas and crystal malt and big bitter notes. I guess Iím a sucker because it smells awesome. Lush, elegant tropical fruits dominate, but itís crisp and balanced so as to avoid excessive sweetness. Imagine Furious on vacation: itís delish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StefanSD (2157) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUL 4, 2013
500 ml can from levi. Thanks. Pours a translucent new penny copper color with a small white head that soon recedes to a film. The aroma is a bit subdued caramel, mild grains and some pine. The flavor is bitter hops forward with mild pine and grapefruit set in a caramel malt base. The palate is a bit uneven starting thin and building to a pasty conclusion and the carbonation is lively. Finishes medium in duration and clean with a bit of lingering bitter hops. Overall: Not what I would call a west coast IPA, but its still quite good and Iíd drink the shit out it if it was available here.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jredmond (5463) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Can at Maxís. Pours a clear golden body with white lacing. Aroma is citra and malt. Mouthfeel is medium with lots of malt dominating any sort of hop flavor. Overall, way too malt-focused - especially considering the can was reasonably fresh.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Thanks for the can OmegaX. This was a pretty solid IPA - lots of piney hops in the aroma followed by fresh, juicy hops in the taste. Undertones of bright citrus and a splash of malt make for a real palate cleanser and a smooth, hopped up brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUL 1, 2013
16oz can. Rating #121. Dark yellowish/gold pour with a sticky white head. Sweet tropical and citrus aroma, very nice. Mild hops up front with a decent lingering aftertaste. Good stuff. (2833)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OmegaX (1269) - Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Nice brew. Nose is big hops. Grapefruit, citrus, tropical fruits, light honey, and caramel. Flavor is similar. Big bitter finish with a good amount of caramel and what I imagine roasted grapefruit would taste like. Cool!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4479) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Copper color with a medium head. Dank aroma with plenty of mango. Fruity and dank flavor. Quite vegetal. Light apple. Moderate bitterness. Thin body.


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