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RATINGS: 451   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   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.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lweiberg (138) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Kind of dry and sweet with a whiff of apricot to be had by the bold and fastidious.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shoemanchu (11) - Annandale, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2016
Another american IPA but I sure do enjoy it. Can sit down and have a few of these bad boys before the hops start to get to ya.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (1362) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2016
On tap @ Surly. Pours hazy medium golden with thin lacy white head. Aroma is bright juicy hops, pine and mango notes stand out. Taste is sweet light caramel malt, bitter but juicy hops, great citrus flavor. Did not have them side by side, but by recollection I liked this better than Furious or Todd.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Der_Biermann (9) - - AUG 20, 2016 does not count
Aroma of hops is obvious. Hazy with a color of straw. Very beautiful head with a nice lace. Hoppy flavor is very strong and covers the sweetness of malt.. But later you can tell the malty flavor, a sense of sweetness comes. Dry finish,carbonation is moderate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (3587) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2016
Tropical fruits, light passion fruit, some floral hops, light pine. Clear gold, medium, creamy, white head. Light bitter. Citrus fruits, more floral hops, grassy, turning quite bitter in the finish, lively carbonation. Decent IPA, quite bitter in the taste. Can at the brewery, Minneapolis.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bartzilla (621) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 4, 2016
The description for this beer is utterly retarded. But I guess that was the intention. Well played, Mr. Brewer. That said, this is a good IPA, and may say West Coast Style on the can, but it struggles in this style category to be outstanding. Smells nice, pours nice, tastes nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drews_Brews (8) - Nebraska, USA - JUL 15, 2016 does not count
Dark amber in color, frothy head, fruity scent with a little pine. Easy palate yet bitter in taste.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (5653) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2016 Pounder: Honeycomb, soil, caramel, pine needle nose, some ash. Hazy amber, medium yellow head. Honey and lemon, tea and lemongrass highlights. Medium body, soft carbonation. Nice malt bill and tasty beer, but itís way more like the mythical east coast style IPA than west coast style.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (3380) - Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Yellow pour with a white head. Citrusy hop bouquet. Taste follows suit. Well balanced and easy sipping. Loads of caramel malts smoothness.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (4191) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 26, 2016
I thought this would be far more piney than it is, but its mostly citrus hops. Pours clear orange, thick wheat head, sweet bready base.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ozzy70 (795) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 10, 2016
Sample from can. Pours golden, off white head. Aroma was hops, grapefruit. Taste was grassy and bitter.


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