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RATINGS: 325   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3455) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 29, 2013
16 ounce shared can. Pours a slightly cloudy pale gold with an average white head. Aroma of citrus, malt, and pine. Taste is grapefruit, tropical fruits, pine, grass, and malt. Pretty good IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11533) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 26, 2013
16oz can. Large off-white head that leaves nice lacing atop clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some pineapple. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some pineapple. Soft medium body, some resin, light acidity.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6111) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Can. Pours hazy gold with an off white head. Light flowery and citric hops, medium bitterness, and lightly sweet malty notes. Very drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PotjeBier (1690) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2013
16 oz can from De Bierkoning. Clear golden to orange color. Uneven, off white head with good retention & lacing. Aroma’s: piney hops, some malty sweetness. Retronasal there’s some earthiness, but also bready malts, slightly roasted even. Flavor is rather bitter, slightly fruity. Mouthfeel is a bit thin (for the 7.3% ABV that it has). Finish is still bitter, a bit roasted, a bit herbal. Not the best IPA ever, but definitely decent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Pours a bright, slightly hazy orange with a thin white pillow of head. Aroma is citrusy, almost like a marmalade. Some malt aroma comes out in the background. Flavor is drier than expected. Good cereal-y malt character in the foreground, giving way to citrusy, grassy hops with a dry and bitter finish that sticks to the palate.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
zeke626 (423) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Canned 5/22/13. Pours a hazy, pale yellow body with a white foam head. Aroma of grassy, soapy hops with light citrus and apricot. Flavor is mainly grassy hop bitterness with barely any malt. Slightly syrupy and sticky with a long, bitter, dry finish. Highly drinkable, but rather one-dimensional.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (6441) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2013
500mL bottle, sent from mista (thanks a lot, Geoff), pours a cloudy golden with a medium off-white head. Nose brings out notes of piney hops and some crackery malt - not the most aromatic. Flavour is pretty standard for an IPA, with notes of piney and grassy hops, backed by some crisp crackery malt. Very dry and quite bitter, even for an IPA. Highly drinkable and well-made, though a bit generic and unambitious.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13393) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2013
Can at Ungstrup’s - Thanks. Clear golden - white head. Nice bitterness, citrus, grape fruits, light sweetness, knækbrød, resin, dry bitter finish, not that fresh but nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SlackerMads (1607) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2013
Can. Light hazy yellow golden with a small white head. Hops forward, peach, mango, lychee, pine, grass. Biscuit, pale malt. Taste is medium sweet and bitter. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ed5388 (2091) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2013
16oz can. Pours a slightly hazy light gold color with an inch of fluffy yellow tinted head. Aroma of sweet citrus and bready malt. Pineapple, grapefruit, and cinnamon? Taste is also sweet citrus fruit. Pineapple, grapefruit, mango, and biscuity malts.


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