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RATINGS: 468   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
Reynolds314 (3470) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 5, 2016
Can from Ernesto. Amber color with frothy head. Aroma is candied orange, light resin, and grass. Taste is a bit bitter but otherwise nice and hoppy with citrus everywhere. Good beer.

3.6
rosenbergh (11682) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 31, 2016
16 oz can. Canned on 09/23/16. (Ale Jail) St Paul, MN.
Halloween rooftop rating session in the dark. Chicago, IL.

Slightly cloudy golden color with a medium size foamy white head. Fruity and piney hops, mild sweetness, moderate bitterness, dryness and malt in the aroma. The flavor is pungent piney and resiny hoppy with strong bitterness, some grapefruit and sweetish malt. Probably not overrated.

3.9
wchesser (2111) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2016
Clear gold thick pillowy head. Nose of caramel malts, pine, grapefruit. Taste is fairly bitter on a pretty rich malt body but hops cut any sweetness from getting out of hand. Good west coaster. I bet I previously rated Furious higher but I prefer this over the one I had the other day.

2.8
Beaver (1822) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2016
16 oz can, canned on 9/8/16. A bit of a gusher. Pours slightly hazy copper gold with a big rocky white head that retains fairly well and laces the glass a little.

The aroma is subdued - sweet perfumey biscuity malt and grassy hops.

The flavor is sweet biscuity malt with some fruit and grassy resiny bitter hops in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly watery.

Overall, an OK IPA.

3.5
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
ACHops (1607) - 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
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
MrTipple (5539) - 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
Bartzilla (622) - 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
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.


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