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RATINGS: 324   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
changeup45 (1717) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2014 I got a can of this from icehawk. Thank you! Pretty textbook here and another solid offering from Surly. Murky gold with a small white head. Nice and hoppy but not massively so and very drinkable. Light grass, semi-creamy malt body, with pine, lemon, and pineapple. Dry finish. Moderate bitterness. Good beer. Lighter going down than Furious, if I recall correctly.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (7839) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2014
Can thanks to Sgt. B (Brian), not on ratebeer. Sampled on January 23, 2014.
Hazy honey golden color, fluffy white head. Sweet, hoppy, citrus scent. Sweet, hoppy, citrus, bitter taste. Bitter, resin aftertaste. Medium to smooth mouthfeel, high bitterness.
Smells lovely, a bit to the high side of the bitterness in taste for me though.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Can, thanks Chase! Nice fresh citrus and pine aroma. Relatively full mouthfeel, drinks a bit like a DIPA. Nice flavors with a very slight bitterness in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8133) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Sample at the Ale Wine & Spirits beer tasting on 01/24/2014: Hazy orange-gold color with a medium bone white head that diminishes gradually. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Citrus, hops and malt in the nose. Medium-bodied with flavors of citrusy hops, toasted malt and pine. The finish is moderately bitter with a grassy hops and grapefruit aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sherm1016 (1148) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2014
16oz can from Haskill’s. Pours a clear, light amber color with a white head and some lacing. Aroma is hoppy, pine, mango, a little garlic. Medium on the palate with creamy carbonation. Flavor is sweet, some bread, bitter hops, pine, pineapple, orange, grapefruit, with a dry bitter finish. A nice dry, hoppy IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6037) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Can and served in snifter: Pours a clean golden hue with a lasting frothy head and good lace. Nice juicy and dank notes on the nose along with some mineral and metallic undertones as well. Very dry almost tannic like finish sort of is off putting and knocks down the Palate score. Whiny, citric, and slightly hop spiced character. It is drinking good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
teorn88 (1923) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2014
Can thanks to Leighton/Ryan. It pours a hazy light golden color with a medium white head. Aroma is floral and lemony, with hops and maltiness. Taste is nicely dry, with mild hoppiness. Citrusy and grassy. Medium body with good carbonation. Quite good

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hombrepalo (1828) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2014
16oz cans from Binny’s. This pours a clear orange with a light white head and some lacing in the glass, the aroma has quite a bit of tropical fruits, some pineapple and grapefruit, nothing crazy but nice, the flavor has a nice smooth front end with some citrus and tropical fruit in the finish, pretty nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (5293) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2014
Snared can at CBC, Clerkenwell. Pours cloudy golden with a small white head. Aroma of marmelade, some fresh citrussy hops. Taste is crisp and fresh hops, grapefruit and oranges, under a nice rich malty body. Good one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChiGuy68 (411) - Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Rated from a pint can. It poured a clear golden/orange with abundant effervescence, a frothy off white head, and quite a bit of lacing. Hoppy citrus aroma (lemon & grapefruit). Biting hop taste with a bitter finish on the tongue. A solid, enjoyable, west cost style IPA. Has become part of my main rotation now that it is available in Chicago.


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