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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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jethro6191 (435) - Indiana, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Pours a very hazy light copper-orange color with a lot of particles in suspension. The wispy thin white head laces the glass. Citrus aroma. The flavor is balanced with sweet malt, orange, grapefruit, lemon zest, and resinous notes. Medium body and carbonation with a smooth mouthfeel. Finishes dry.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (11812) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Draft at Churchkey. Thanks, Corey, for bringing this to DC! Hazy yellow gold color, huge white head with good lacing and retention. Has the scent of a woman sitting in a meadow. Taste is bittersweet lemon flowers.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2522) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Can gifted by RussianDragon. Thanks Dave. The beer is light golden orange with a half inch of white head. Aromas of pine, melon, orange, cantaloupe, sweet citrus. Tangy and hop forward with some biscuit malt presence. Tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (5743) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Draft at the brewery! Similar golden color to the Bitter Brewer ... First impression: West Coast indeed! This is a fun drinker, with a definite bitter twist, California-in-Minnesota all the way. (#5651, 8/28/2014)

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RussianDragon (467) - - AUG 19, 2014
16 oz can purchased at Haskell’s. Bottled 7.22.14, so relatively fresh. Pours an absolutely clear amber/orange color with a thick creamy off white head that fades to thick lacing and a spotty uneven head that covers the meniscus, drifting to the rim. Active carbonation; small bubbles are seen moving from the bottom of the glass to the surface. Aroma is dank resinous hop bitterness with slight citrus in the form of grapefruit. Flavor is big and bold juicy hop bitterness that is overall balanced with grapefruit citrus. Medium bodied, full active carbonation, bitter pine finish. Delicious.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cfrancis (2355) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2014
Pours cloudy dark gold with a small white wisp. Aroma is big grapefruit and citra hops with earthy malt. Taste is a great balance with a great blast of grapefruit hop bitterness and superbly coupled with earthy and slightly caramel malts. Thanks to cards04 for this.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lectvay (133) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Bright golden, smells terrific, hops, fruit, citrus. Bright and bubbly feel to it, but still pretty full-bodied. Bitter and a little acidic. Great IPA!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
heemer77 (5100) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 27, 2014
A lightly copper tinted brass body when poured out of the can. The dense head is is a pale khaki. A bright citrus grapefruit nose is complemented with almonds and sweet marmalade. There is also an obvious caramel note. Flavors of grapefruit rinds and toasted almonds make for a fairly sweet beer. A nice toasted sweet bread taste is flavored throughout each drink with dominant citrus. This is pretty tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
baraciisch (1880) - USA - JUL 25, 2014
Clear golden yellow in color... Aroma of rubber, earthy piney hops... Flavor is fairly dry and watery, not much sweetness, popcorn notes... Okay, kinda overrated ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EamonTheGreat (143) - USA - JUL 23, 2014
My first Surly beer. The aroma is quite piney and resiny. Pours golden orange with a nice medium white head and great lacing. The taste is a nice balance of dry malt and hoppy pine flavors. A great IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (3351) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2014
On tap at CBC 2014. Hazy golden with white head. Aroma has grapefruit, wood, malt, caramel, tropical fruit and piney notes. Taste is fresh, pineapple, wood, pine, resin and tropical fruit with a sturdy malt backbone.


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