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RATINGS: 419   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (6108) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Can from CT Ave Liquor, shared @ Bruce’s. The pour’s light amber with a small head. The nose is light toffee, marmalade-slathered toasted brown bread. The taste is cantaloupe and light citrus. Pine cone. Toffee base. Lightly bitter on the finish. Medium body, mild carbonation. A nicely dialed-in IPA. Good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BucannonXC5 (1163) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Type: 16-oz. can Glass: Manzanita pint glass From: My cousin Sam Price: N/A Purchased: Received it on Nov. 4, 2013 Consumed: Nov. 11, 2013 Misc.: Canned on Sept. 5, 2013 Poured a honey orange hazy color with two fingers of khaki cream head. Excellent lacing along the sides of the glass. Also excellent retention on the top all the way down. Smelled a plethora of hops right away. Got sweet floral hops, citrus hops (tangerine, orange, orange peel and some grapefruit), fruity hops, tropical hops and some caramel malts. Smells good, but not overbearing. End of it reminded me a bit of an orange creamsicle. Tasted pretty close to the smell, not quite what I was expecting from either though. Fruity notes, floral hops and citrus hops dominate. Lots of orange peel and tangerine, and some grapefruit. Very bitter finish. ABV reads 7.30 percent and that seems about right. Light-to-medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, bitter finish. A very nice beer from one of the best in the business. A lot different than the West Coast IPA’s, but still pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (2959) - SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2013
Pours yellowish amber, hazy, with medium white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, passion fruit and apricot. Taste is bitter with a fruity sweet kick towards the end, followed by a lingering bitter finish. Body is light and fresh with soft carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Bottle:   Bright fiery straw, moderate frothy white head, nice lacing.   Pale citrusy nose, not too bright.   Smells more of a Pale in its subtleness.   Clean citrusy hoppy start, smooth, not overly bitter.   For a "West Coast" style IPA, its not biting nor bitter.   Slight pixie stix like sweetness.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Sweet pith and peel linger.   Comes across as more of a NW Pale instead of IPA, well maybe 3/4 IPA.   Good, clean, but could actually stand to be a bit more... "hoppy".   Thanks Bob!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jesperhammer (3688) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2013
03-NOV-2013, can @home, from Mikkeller & Friends. Hazy golden with lasting white head. Extremely hoppy aroma with loads og fruit. Grape fruit, pine and exotic fruits. Taste the same with even more exotic fruit and also a touch of caramel. Fine West Coast IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (2116) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2013
Pours a semi-clear light amber with a decent frothy white head. Aroma is fresh hops, grass, peach, esters, lime, honey. Taste is peach, esters, honey, dew grass, lime, grapefruit. Quite a decent west coast IPA!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (5254) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Can. Orange pour with white head. Slight citrus and grassy herbal hop aromas. Flavors are slightly more malt heavy than I would have liked, so yes a bit overrated.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Pours a hazy golden orange with a medium creamy white lacing head. Aroma of fresh American hops. Lots of orange zest, tropical fruits and floral character. Flavor of fresh American hops. Touch of biscuity malt. Smooth bitterness. Floral, citrusy and piney! Not quite Topper but might be as close as you can get from another canned IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KyotoLefty (8133) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 20, 2013
Can shared by KBL. Nice golden, big fruity hop nose, lots of tropical elements, citrus, pine. Just the right sweetness, with full biscuity body and great hops. Excellent stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Defreni (2866) - Husum, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2013
Dåse: Orange uklar øl med et fint skumhoved. Duften er malt og en smule gammel humle, kan godt smage den ikke er helt frisk. Men stadig er smagen overordentlig frisk med masser af humlebid. Citrus er den dominerende karakteristika. Ville gerne have smagt denne øl helt frisk.

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