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RATINGS: 321   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.


3.3
   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 (422) - 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 (6331) - 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 (13374) - 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 (1574) - 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 (2061) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
crajun (954) - , Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2013
can from khoffman43 in trade! Thanks Kyle. Really enjoyed this - very subdued ipa - is it a pale ale?? soft aroma of citrus malt and light hops. nice rich golden pour. light carbonation; light hops. understated beer - would be a good one to have several of. thx!!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Advocate_Ames (427) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2013
A fine white sticky head and it has a clear gold like color in my glass. The aroma is of pale malted barley, mild floral hops, and citrus. As for flavor it was malty, mildly bitter and hoppy, lite on citrus notes, and a subtle yeast flavor. The finish is similar to the initial flavor. It left a taste of grains, hops, bitterness, and yeast in my mouth that faded. Overall I think it is said best on the can what’s with hype?

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Can at Max’s tasting. Pours clear gold with small white head. Aroma of grapefruit and oranges. Taste is bright, juicy hops with lots of grapefruit and some slight pine notes. Very bright and crisp; hoppy with a nice malt balance.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20664) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2013
Can at Ungstrup. Clear golden coloured with a medium sized white head. Fruity aroma of hops, citrus peel and pine needles. Fruity flavour of hops, citrus peel, grass and grapefruits. Dry hoppy finish.


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