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RATINGS: 267   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3159) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 26, 2013
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting in Wood River, Il. Poured from the can a clear bright yellow-orange wit a white head. Nose of grapefruit. Medium body. Flavor is strong hops with grapefruit on caramel malts. Bitter finish. Very classic IPA and good tasting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (4475) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2013
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Almost clear golden with a small fizzy head. A big citrus nose. That translates to the flavor. Big grapefruit. Tart and this has a bite. Tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steasy66 (804) - Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2013
Can into tulip. Straw with 1 finger foamy white head. Aroma is muted but some citrus and herbal hops. Flavor is fairly sweet, some herbal bitterness in the finish. Medium body, medium high carb. Nothing special.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
RABinVA (1008) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2013
Got a 4-pack of this garbage from hasselHOFFman. Pours deep gold with a slight white head. All around pretty soapy, both in aroma and taste. A bit overrated in my opinion.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - APR 23, 2013
16oz canned April 10, 2013. Very fresh. Served at around 40-45F.

Pours lightly hazy orange-amber with a one-finger white head that leaves some foamy spots of lacing and settles to a light cap.

Aroma is grapefruit rind, citrus, some pineapple, good notes of pine, candied fruit. Very good strength.

Flavor is big, unbalanced hops, strong grapefruit and citrus character, pine, resinous hops, pineapple, minimal malt backbone, minimal sweetness, serious bitterness, moderate alcohol. Tasty.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, oily, a little sticky, good to sharp carbonation.

Excellent stuff. I think I like this better than Furious and Abrasive and thatís saying a lot! I love íem unbalanced and aggressively hoppy and this one delivers.

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tedovertu (282) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2013
Fantastic aroma and thick lacing head. Not to the caliber of Furious but it is pretty close. They should have stuck to the unicorn label. Grapefruit and pine front end. Back end bitter and not as pleasant as the amazing aroma. A little to one dimensional but still an amazing beer.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Guerde (1148) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2013
(can-canned on 4/15/13) Pours a semi-hazy gold color with a large white head that settles fairly quickly and leaves significant lacing. Aroma is really nice, with fresh pineapple chunks, floral honey, tangelo, lime zest, and some underlying malt that struggles to become perceptible against the onslaught of hops. The flavor falls a little flat in comparison to the aroma, as from the aroma I expected a more juicy hop presence, but this is only briefly flashed in the mid before succumbing to a very dry and grassy hop finish. The juiciness that is perceived is tangelo, and the grassiness is similar to darjeeling tea. Little bit of pine as well. Mouthfeel is medium and carbonation is perfect. Overall this is a solid beer from Surly, but Iíd still have to give the edge to Furious as my preferred IPA from this brewery.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3646) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 22, 2013
16 ounce can thanks to Justin. Slight malt bill. Very bitter. Hoppy, of course. Grapefruit and pine. Some tropical fruit. Great stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2013
Nicely juicy like the nose hints with a solid taste of citrus, pine, and bready malts. Citrus hops upfront with a juicy taste of oranges, grapefruit, mango, pineapple, tangerine, and lemon. Notes of spicy pine resin and grass along with some floral notes. Hops are lively but not overly bitter. Good malt balance with notes of bready biscuit, cracker, caramel, and yeast along with a little honey. A really well balanced citrusy taste that leans towards the West Coast style. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (3870) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2013
This one poured a lightly hazy bright orange color with an off white head. Aroma was of pine, fruits, light caramel malt and some lemon zest. Flavor was piney and fruity, very fbright and refreshing with mild sweetness in the finish. Pretty good.


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