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RATINGS: 341   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (10220) - 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 (3365) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigda83 (284) - Jamestown, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Pours a hazy gold with a big sudsy white head. Aroma of citrus, mainly grapefruit, and some pine and a bit of grass. Taste was a lot of grapefruit and some pine, but also a nice sweetness of caramel mixed in up front. I got a little bitterness on the finish, which was good. Body seemed light to medium with a smooth texture. Well done. #king

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (8987) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2014
Sampled @ CBC 2014. Clear golden color, small white head. Nicely hoppy aroma. Taste malts, mainly bitter hops, lightly resin and lightly citrus. I would have liked it to be a little more fruit / fruit hops. Decent IPA though.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (1733) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2014
Sample @ CBC. Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma is grapefruit, pine, resin, grass, biscuit. Taste is light sweet ripe fruits, dry grassy bitterness. Medium smooth oily texture.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
kkleu357 (362) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 3, 2014
On tap during mcbw. Very fresh and lite. Tasty hoppy bitterness. Lots of citrus fruitiness flavors. Big floral aroma.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (13000) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2014
Tap @CBC2014
Clear golden color, small white head. Fruity, grassy hoppy aroma. Medium-bodied. Fruity, citrusy, nice snappy hoppyness. Nice fresh hoppy IPA. Very likeable and not overrated,

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (6559) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2014
Draught @ CBC2014, Copenhagen. Pours a golden colour with a white head. Aroma of lychee, floral notes and hops with mild basil notes. Flavour of sweet floral notes, basil, pale malts and citrusy. Medium bodied. Long lingering bitter finish. Good drinkability.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (6523) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2014
Tap @ CBC’14.
Pours clear golden color with a small head. Aroma of hops, resin, caramel malts and some gooseberry bush, some pine needle notes also. Flavor of resinous hops, caramel malts, pine, gooseberries and some nettle. Nice hop profile, refreshing and very tasty.
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