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RATINGS: 379   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9280) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2013
Tallboy can, thanks John. Pours golden with a little head. Citrus orange hop aroma, and that is the taste that delivers. Superior IPA and very drinkable. Smooth and satisfying.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnsense (936) - - MAY 18, 2013
Gold pour, massive head, lots of lace here. Citrus and pine is the name of the game here. Taste of Citrus fruit and pine, but a surprising amount of caramel malt to balance it out. Medium body. Surprisingly subdued considering what they brewery usually does. This is probably a more approachable beer than Furious or Abrasive, albiet a bit less adventerous.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brystmar (1306) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Crisp, hoppy, well balanced. Minimal hoppy bite & bitterness. Seems like a great beer for a hot day. Cans = awesome.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PhillyCraft (3743) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Can with bill, a couple weeks old. Fitting name for this ipa. Pours clearish golden with light head, not much lace. Aromas of bland hops, sweet malt, maybe toasted, vanilla, pine, and booze. Ill stick with the surly which is much better but still lacking. Spoiled from my last vermont trips.

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 (4462) - 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 (4138) - 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 (5498) - 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 (483) - 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.


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