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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.

AZBennett's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AZBennett (114) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Pours a nice light orange with an off white head that starts big and quickly dissipates leaving spotty lacing. Aromas are tropical fruit, citrus, bread, and a touch of grass. Flavors are nicely citrus and then a big hint of tropical (guava and maybe young mango), some malt hints dance around on the edges all topped off with a big dose of grassy/piney bitterness that flows into a long dry aftertaste. Palate is a tad thin on this and they head and carbonation are just a little wanting. Overall, a very nice and balanced WC IPA that I would rate right up with the big dogs. Itís not as balanced as my two favorite IPAs but darn close.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tastybeer (1837) - Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2015
Can. Pours dark gold, off-white head. Some retention/lace. Aroma of citrus, floral, resinous hop, caramel malt. Taste is bitter, floral/citrus hop, caramel malt. Palate is slick, bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
CpyNPrnT (474) - Indiana, USA - APR 26, 2015
Aroma of grapefruit, citrus, taste is lots of citrus, grapefruit, tropical hops, very dry on the palate, finishes short and crisp- taste at DLD 2015.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vir4030 (556) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2015
Pours a clear yellow with a thinnish head. Sweet delicious aroma. Nice mouth feel and flavor. Hops are light a bit bitter and yummy. Aftertaste is bitter too quite an adventure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sask89 (474) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 24, 2015
Pours a light Amber colour, clear with a nice white head. A lot of grassy, floral, and citrus hips in the aroma; noticeable grapefruit scent. Taste is slightly sweet throughout but has an intensifying bitterness. Lighter body, thin but smooth mouth feel and lively carbonation. Overall a very nice IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (8351) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2015
UPDATED: APR 20, 2015 My Bottom Line:
This very fruity IPA delves deep into tropical territories before letting resins and hay brush a finer portrait.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the hazy blond.
-Carbonation is relatively low and feels natural, which increases drinkability.
-For people in the Northeast, this is very similar to what most Vermont breweries are cranking out these days in terms of IPAs (though not as dank).
-This is not nearly as malty as their Furious.
-The hop fruitiness yields citrus, bananas and flowers.


   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4289) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stine (1644) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joshmcg000 (369) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Capa (2212) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerBunker (807) - 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.

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