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RATINGS: 471   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.8
MacBoost (1886) - Victor, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Chugged in under 10 seconds. Grassy, hoppy, mediocre. When is this brewery going to pull their heads from their asses and come up with modern recipes. Garbage.

4
justsayswell (277) - Kansas City, Kansas, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Orange/ gold pour. Nose is juicy hop, pine needles, peach. Light/ medium body. Lots of fruity hops initially, mostly peach/mango, followed by a hint of bread with honey. Finishes dry, prickly, and bitter. More hop-centric than furious, but not a hop monster either. Well made, fun, and delicious.

3.6
tastybeer (1853) - 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.

4.1
CpyNPrnT (616) - 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.

3.8
Vir4030 (603) - 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.

3.4
Sask89 (514) - 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.

3.9
MartinT (9851) - 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.

Cans.

3.7
emacgee (4674) - 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.

3.9
Stine (1779) - 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.

4
joshmcg000 (388) - 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.


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