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RATINGS: 325   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BSchnab (118) - Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2013
aroma is citrus and piney color is light golden color, taste is bitter citrus, doesnt linger too long, another great surly beer

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3948) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 15, 2013
Pint can in a tulip. Pours amber with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of citrusy, fruity hops plus a nice pale/caramel maltiness. Flavor the same with a nice hoppy, fruity finish. Average texture. A good IPA, but having this right after Furious, it canít compare.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (3152) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 15, 2013
16 oz can, via Florida thanks to Homer321! Pours hazy golden amber with a huge off-white head that dissipates slowly with nice lacing in its wake. Aroma is citrus, pine, not strong. Flavor is about the same, light sweet and medium bitter. Medium body and a very oily mouthfeel.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bestbrew1 (60) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2013
Not a big fan of malty beers but this one is another solid beer from Surly. Not my favorite of their beers but itís still good. Itís too bad they couldnít use the rainbow and unicorn on the can.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (4873) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 14, 2013
16oz can pours a clear orange with some lacing, white head. Aroma is nice, floral, citrus, lemon, pine, soap but not too pungent. Flavor is the same with some malty sweetness rounding out the harsher edges. A very good IPA, but far from transcendent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
barn0216 (403) - California, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Can. Clear golden color, nice head retention, moderate lacing. Bright citrusy hop aroma, fragrant. Excellent bitter flavor, a bit fruity, with a faintly detectable grain malt character toward the end. Another great beer from surly.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AZBennett (114) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Pours a nice light orange with an off white head that starts big and quickly dissipates leaving spotty lacing. Aromas are tropical fruit, citrus, bread, and a touch of grass. Flavors are nicely citrus and then a big hint of tropical (guava and maybe young mango), some malt hints dance around on the edges all topped off with a big dose of grassy/piney bitterness that flows into a long dry aftertaste. Palate is a tad thin on this and they head and carbonation are just a little wanting. Overall, a very nice and balanced WC IPA that I would rate right up with the big dogs. Itís not as balanced as my two favorite IPAs but darn close.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
undsioux7 (797) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Pours clear golden with a white head that slowly goes away. This is certainly a classic west coast ipa! Grapefruit, pine, citrus with a nice hop bite, balanced nicely from the malt. Good stuff maynerd.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbill (3409) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2013
16 oz. can thanks to khoffman43. Pours a clear gold with a moderate white head that lasted until nearly mid-glass and laced the glass well. Very pleasant aroma that is filled with grapefruit with notes of ornage and pine as well. Very citrusy and fruity. The flavor begins with malt, but that is quickly overrun by substantial hops bitterness consisting of grapefruit, again with notes of orange and pine. Strong, sharp bitterness at the finish. Frankly it was a bit much for me and gave me heartburn.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boFNjackson (4134) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Can @ a recent tasting... Poured golden with a nice forming white head. This was awesome. Definitely in my top IPAs for 2013 so far. Crisp, big and bright hop notes. Loads of hop flavor without being too bitter. Citrus and tropical fruits in there too with a dab of doughy malts. Nailed that crisp, west coast IPA flavor for sure.


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