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RATINGS: 394   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4367) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2015
Soft peachy gold pour with one finger of offwhite head. Nose is peachy and spicy with woody hops and a resinous quality. Resinous and spicy with a firm bitterness and citrus notes. Medium full bodied with a peachy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stine (1653) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2015
Clean, sunny blonde appearance. Aromas are hop forward but restrained a bit, suggesting dandelions, pine resins, cannabis and the softest hint of honey. Lighter malts only. An herbal, sprightly pepper like sensation is always there and hard to label. Similarly, rosemary and white pepper notes decorate the flavor with a delicate, fresh spiciness, over the basic canvas of grapefruit, stone fruit skins and pine resin. Clean and dry mouthfeel; fresh at the source, this is pretty on point.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joshmcg000 (370) - Iowa, USA - APR 8, 2015
Pours hazy gold. Aroma is Lots of citrus and floral hops. Slightly grassy up front, lots of citrus and some tropical fruit. Fairly light body, easy to drink. Very hop forward, little bit of caramel malt. Very good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Capa (2267) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2015
Clear yellow with a white head. Aroma is sweet citrus hop notes- almost candied tropical fruits, grapefruit, light pine resin. Inviting. Medium bodied. Flavor is along the lines of the aroma with a little less sweetness. Very enjoyable brew.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerBunker (907) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2015
16oz can. Pours golden orange with a foamy white head. Had a ton of sediment, but it didnít taste old. Aroma is of hops, caramel, and pine. Taste is of juicy hops, citrus, and caramel. Has a strong lingering pine flavor. The alcohol is definitely there. Mouthfeel is very soapy. As it warms up, the more the pine flavor comes through. Has a very bready malt backbone that evens the beer out. Itís not overly bitter or hoppy, but it goes down easy. After a few sips, each sip ends with a slight alcohol burn. Itís good, but nothing amazing. It does the job.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jh773 (232) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Clear golden-yellow with plenty of carbonation and a large, spongy head. Aroma is vegetable garden, citrus, flowers. Taste is sweet then hoppy; not like candy, more like a subtly-sweetened soda; hops flavors are mostly pine and floral, not very bitter. Smooth body, dry finish. Not as overwhelmingly huge as a lot of West coast IPAís.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wlajwl (4544) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Aroma is mangoes/pomegranate, citrus and a hint of Belgian sugar. The flavor is citrus, mangoes/pomegranate, fruit, mild hop resin, malts and a mix of bitter and pine needles in the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fidelis83 (2168) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Hazy gold pour with some tiny dark floaties and a two finger, fluffy off white head. Aroma is candy citrus, a little toast, tree fruit, a hint of pine and some light floral notes. Flavor is slightly sweet, toasty malt up front, then some sweet orange, turning into a sort of Five-Alive citrus punch-like citrus note, a little biscuit, some fruity floral and light pine, the juicy citrus notes definitely own this one. Light to medium body, creamy to juicy feel, light, blanketing, somewhat sharp carbonation and more dry, but still pretty juicy finish, with a decent hop acid bite. It has a really awesomely well suited feel. The whole thing feels a bit like orange juice with carbonation. Really good stuff overall, solid hop notes, could stand to be a little stronger though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FestDecBeet (412) - - MAR 12, 2015
Look: pours a yellow color. Very clear. Bright white head. Smell: grapefruit. Dank. Cat pee. Slightly floral. Taste: grapefruit. Cat pee. Feel: very dry. Medium high carbonation. Leaves a thick film on the mouth. Overall: great beer. Well done west ipa. Not overly hyped in my opinion. First drank: home 3/11/15 Vintage: 2/23/15

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmohno (1240) - Iowa, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Lightly hazed gold, yeast bits. Foamy froth, light lace. Subtle but somewhat pungent kind of fruit floral.Sweet, light sweet malts a little breadyness. Taste is somewhat soft,mildly/medium sweet with light caramel malt, bready malts, almost wheaty,carapils dextrin or wheat malt. Fruit, citrus, ripe green grassy hops, mild grapefruit bitter. Pretty good ipa, my favorate abv, but drinks lighter than its abv. I like about everthing in this as an ipa, overall but its a bit tame maybe or kinda in the middle as an ipa or above average. Pretty good go to ipa, and so far probably my favorate of Surly so far, going by my rating that isnít saying a whole lot though.


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