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RATINGS: 328   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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (11085) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Can @ Richard’s tasting. Golden orange pour with a white head. Grassy aroma. Some orange peel, floral hops, sweet orange, and some candy. Rather sweet on the tongue. Candy/sugar sweetness, floral hops, some grass, and orange. Light bitterness on the finish. A little bit soapy, too.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
teemoney (78) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Poured from can into tulip. Opaque gold color with sticky white head. Smell has lots of citrus and pine hops, with a little light malt hiding in the background. Flavor is all hops, with sharp bitter pine in the front, citrus fruit in the middle, and resin dryness in the finish. Medium body, with a sticky feel. Overall, a really good beer, good example of the style.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (2323) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2014
Draught at CBC 2014. Clear orange liquid with a medium off-white head. Aroma of tangerine, bread, grain, citrus and mango. Taste is dry and medium to high bitter with notes of tangerine, bread and citrus. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Really good IPA. Came back for several more samples.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vandc01 (82) - North Branch, Minnesota, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Purchased from Costco - got very fresh. Solid west coast IPA. Would definately like to try it on tap to see the difference Solid 4/5

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kappldav123 (5030) - GERMANY - SEP 17, 2014
Tap at CBC 2014. Beer in the glass deep golden, small head. Fine hoppy aroma. Starts mild hoppy, fine fruity like apricot, light soapy notes. Okay.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (12314) - 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 (2618) - 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 (5832) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, 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 (491) - - 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 (2410) - 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 (145) - 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!


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