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RATINGS: 328   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (6094) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2014
Draught @ CBC 2014. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, light bread, caramel, grass, fresh fruity hops, pine. Flavor is malt, caramel, bread, grassy hops, pine, resin. Medium body, average carbonation, lasting bitter finish. 030514

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (6105) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 16, 2014
[5/3/14] Draught sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration. 3rd session. Golden-colored. Nice fruity and piney hoppy aroma. Dry-ish flavor with fruity hops and nice bitterness. Medium-bodied. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sudomorph (641) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2014
1pt can. Pours a cloudy/opaque orange with a one finger, off white head. Fine sediment throughout with mild carbonation rising. Aroma has big notes of pine, orange citrus, resin, and a slight amount of bread and a hint of floral. Taste is a noticeable bitter with bright notes of pine, resin, and orange citrus, with a drawn out resiny/citrusy aftertaste. Medium body and carbonation. Light resin texture in the mouth with a dryer finish. Overall really good. Lots of pine, resin, and orange citrus. Would but again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4135) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Pours orange with good head and lacing. Some light floral and citrus hops. Finishes with medium bitterness. Decent package. Tap takeover event at Churchkey.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfroms (287) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Taster at ChurchKey. Pours pale gold with little head. Aroma is grapefruit, pine, weed, some sweet malts. Taste is orange juice and grapefruit zest with a good balance of malt and hops. Pretty good, but not my favorite Surly.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (1065) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAY 10, 2014
At CBC. Golden-orange colour with white head. Tropical fruits, pineapple aroma. Sweet, pineapple, grape, caramel taste. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (2588) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Sampled at DLD 2014. It poured a clear copper color with an off-white head. The aroma was of resin and citrus hops. It had a medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. The taste was bittersweet with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9942) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2014
16 oz can poured a hazy gold with a small lingering white head. Aromas of straw, orange zest, pine, tangerine and light pink grapefruit. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, grapefruit and light pine with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - MAY 9, 2014
Big Citrus, papaya and mango nose. Really well balanced. Big toffee caramel biscuit body, but not overbearing. Citrus, lemon, papaya and pineapple. Well made and solid in all areas. Decent length finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (3261) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 9, 2014
Hazy golden amber color. Frothy white head that quickly dissipates. The nose is fairly heady with pine, mandarin oranges with a touch of biscuit malt. Well balanced, but not overly hoppy IPA with modest bitter in the finish. Definitely not a West coast IPA by any means, but rather a well made, well balanced, enjoyable IPA. As it warms up, a malty sweetness creeps in.


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