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RATINGS: 340   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
theisti (3295) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUL 26, 2013
16 oz can purchased at Princeton’s Liquors in Maple Grove, Minnesota. Canned on 7/2/13. The pour is a hazed golden copper with a smallish off white head. The aroma is floral resin, leafy hops with some caramel malt. The taste is a nice balance between the resin floral and the lightly sweet caramel, cracker, malt. Quite fresh and tasty. The palate is medium bodied, soft carbonation, and a dry resin mineral finish. Nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (2004) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 26, 2013
Can. Pours golden with white head. Good lacing. Aroma is of pine, fruits, alcohol. Taste is of pine, fruits, malt, bitterness. Palate: Good balance. Light-medium body. Overall: Fruity. Nice aroma. Diggable.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11491) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Tap at OBF. Pours dark gold with a creamy white head. Aroma is hops over cooked malt. Med body. Flavor is quite hoppy - leading to a burn. Not harsh. Smooth compared to many NW IPAs. Seems primarily citrus. Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
raphael (914) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 25, 2013
One of the two beers I was most looking forward at the OBF and did not disappoint. Takes the grapefruit hops right to edge and teeter there, balanced by honey and toast. Fresh hop aroma of leaf and resin, with a little lemon and honey. clean finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1443) - Oregon, USA - JUL 25, 2013
On draught at 26th Oregon Brewers Festival. Golden color with lots of head. Astringent aroma with some nice fruity hops underneath. Taste is much better, with tropical hops, some caramel resin notes, and little bitterness. Not too bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lweiberg (115) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Kind of dry and sweet with a whiff of apricot to be had by the bold and fastidious.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (10922) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2013
can at ungstrup. clear yellow, small white head. aroma is bitter hops, slighlty malty. flavor is quite bitter hoppy, good malty balance, faint flowery notes.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopRedHead (393) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 18, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2013 200ml of a friendly lads can at Mikkellet bar in Copenhagen. Pours a light gold with short white head and a nice 2cm of lacing. Pine, resin, caramel malt and tropical fruit aroma. Taste is very sweet, caramel malts and resin, pine and fruity flavours. Nice bitterness and awesome sweet aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (11429) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2013
Can at Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Clear golden beer with a rich lasting offwhite head.hoppy grassy aroma, caramel, floral, citrus, hay, grapes, pine needles, mango, some herbal notes. Hoppy floral flavor, citrus, grass, herbal, dry bitterness, citrus, caramel notes, some dandelions. Probably not totalt fresh, but still a good beer,

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rejtable (1431) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2013
Definitely a nice well-hopped up beer. Pours light orange with an initial head and medium lacing. Slightly cloudy. Nose is grapefruit and some resin. Notes of grapefruit up front, maybe some earthy notes in the middle with some sweet tomes. Finish is also big grapefruit bitterness. Well integrated. Tastes are light sweet and big bitter. Full, lmost sticky, body with lively carbonation. Solid.


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