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RATINGS: 441   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrunkSanta410 (810) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Tap at Zombie Burger. Pours copper, nice white head with good retention. Aroma is pine, citrus, malty. Smells pretty good! Taste is citrus, faint apricot and tropical fruit. Bitter, a bit of grapefruit peel. Very good. Medium body and high carbonation. Nice IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2015
Pours a cloudy dark golden orange color with bright tangerine colored edges and a two finger white foam head. Excellent retention, slowly settling into a thick, lasting cap/ring that coats the glass with large streaks and chunks of soapy lacing on its way down. Impressive. Dank juicy hop aroma with a nice balance of earthy resins, fresh cut grass, juicy tropical/citrus fruit and pale malt. Fresh kind bud and pine needle resins countered by prominent tropical/citrus fruit hop character. Very strong grapefruit presence along with mango, blood orange, melon and candied orange fruit slices. Faint summit onion/soap character. Subtle malt backbone with hints of caramel, bread, biscuit and cracker. Medium body with a blast and dry, earthy bitterness that lingers over the sweeter hop notes and pale malts into a dry finish. Dank buds and oily reins along with pine needle and spruce tip but this beer never becomes overpowering or too bitter. There’s the perfect amount of luscious fruit sweetness with hints of ruby red grapefruit, melon, pineapple, blood orange and candied fruit. Lots of citrus and tropical fruit goodness perfectly balancing out the bitterness. This is rounded out by faint malt backbone with some caramel sweetness, biscuit and grainy graham cracker. Very well balanced with great complexity and a delicious flavor profile. Not sure what the ABV is but this beer is incredibly crushable. Awesome beer!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (5483) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 27, 2015
16oz can thanks to Jeff. Pours out golden topped with a white head. Nose is floral hops cereal malts some spice. Taste is more of floral notes some caramel sweetness melon.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sloth (2780) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - NOV 17, 2015
Medium sized off white head with fair retention and a nice lace. Hazy, copper/gold hued brew. Nicely fruity, citrusy, piney nose,lil dankyness. Med/full bodied, soft carbonation. Lightly sweet malts, resiny hops, grapefruit and bubble gum notes, Finish is lightly sweet, lil grainy and fruity, bitterness is subdued.16oz can from footbalm! Thanks much Eric, Nice hop juice!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (2384) - GREECE - NOV 17, 2015
From tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014. Light unclear golden color with white head. Hoppy and malty aroma, caramel, citrusy fruity, grapefruit, pine, grassy. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bobinlondon (1286) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2015
From a can, kindly gifted by Rian (Thirstybird) after his recent trip home across the pond. Slightly Hazy gold with lively but smooth carbonation. Nose is juicy US hops, pine and peach. Medium body, hiding the strength well. Flavour is full on multi US hoppage without much balancing malt, but works well nonetheless. Stunningly fresh and easy to drink. Very few ’new wave’ Brit beers can ever match this fresh drinkability at this sort of strength. Cheers Rian!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
574deadzone (1352) - North Central, Indiana, USA - NOV 3, 2015
Pours a darker gold to orange with a decent sized cream-colored head that settles leaving chunky splotches of lace. Nose involves apricot, pine, bubblegum, mint, toasted malt, pineapple, and dankness. Decently sweet, quite bitter. Medium bodied, active, pretty oily, with a drying leafy finish. Quite tasty, happy to have tried.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hfmejias (1245) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2015
16 Fl. Oz. Can. Poured orange, clear, nice white head and lots of lacing. Aroma of grapefruit and other citrus fruits, certainly some hops and even some malts. Taste starts sweet and malty but is very well balanced with some hoppy notes, a little on the light side but overall solid. Very good, very enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThirstyBird (2530) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2015
From tall boy, pours a hay light honey color with a light tan head. The smell is toasted malt, honey, grapefruit, mango. The taste is big citrus, bitter grapefruit really coates the tongue and lasts and lasts. The body is light+ with a tick above average carbonation as to level and bubble courseness. Overall, unbalanced and tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zizzybalubba (1767) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 20, 2015
16 oz. can from Rays Wine and Spirits, Wauwatosa, WI (canned August 11, 2015). Dark orange pour with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of tangerine, grapefruit, and fresh pine. Taste is very hop-forward with pine needles, grapefruit rind, and lemon zest at the forefront. A sturdy malt backbone keeps this from becoming too bitter. A nicely done IPA.


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