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RATINGS: 473   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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3.7
edwardbass (838) - Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Golden color. Super hoppy, with a mix of pine and citrus, with grapefruit and orange peel pith. Not much malt to speak of, and that’s OK by me. A one trick pony, but it sure is a nice trick.

3.7
Tmoney99 (14479) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2013
Can shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Solid smooth resin and citrus hop aroma. Medium to abundant body with a slick texture with soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Solid drinkable brew

3.5
AdamChandler (5051) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Bright Orange and sticky lacing. Quite resinous and piney on the nose. Very nice. Lots of sweetness and crystal malts. Piney with needles and sticky / dank. Very nice.

3.2
dinkle50 (1477) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Clear deep golden pour. Thin head with a light mouth. Long lingering bitterness. Lots of citrus. Aroma is pretty dank. Lots of grapefruit.

3.8
vikingguy (1103) - Carver, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2015 Bright honey-gold. Citrus-pine aroma. Taste - clean grapefruity hops dominate. Medium bodied crackery malt backbone. Faint fruity notes too. This is a well-balanced, refreshing, and easy-drinking IPA. Lacks the depth of the great ones but this is very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
juicyhops (48) - Grayslake, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Pint can. Delicious west coast IPA. Smells like a handful of fresh hops. Golden with a delicate white head. Citrus hop flavors dominate in a silky smooth body. The best I’ve had from this brewery.

3.7
alexsdad06 (10400) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2013
16 oz can shared with the group. Pours a clear dark golden color with a small white head. The aroma and flavor have a nice West coast hop character, fruity, decent malt presence, finishes more malty than hoppy.

3.7
GJF (1520) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Overrated, not. Chris and Jesse at the Lincoln Wine Bar shared this. It’s really a more balanced version of Furious. All the same grapefruit and pine but a bit smoother edge. I like it.

3.7
italianjohn (3133) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Hazy golden orange pour with a white head and thin white head and sticky striped lacing ... aroma is of citrusy pine, floral hops and grapefruity .... taste is very bitter and floral with a nice citrusy resiny grapefruity dry hop flavor .... finish is bitter dry resiny with a lingering bitter spicy hop bite .... .definitely a solid west coast interpretation and sessionable

3.4
Awktoberfest (404) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Only moderately overrated... Pretty nice ipa... Smells and tastes like a bag of hops... Definitely has bitterness that hangs around .... I feel good beers to hit up if u like this would've half acre daisy cutter and revolutions anti hero ipa... Both Chicago breweries... Good beer here though ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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