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RATINGS: 469   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
budznsudz (584) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2013
Pours light orange with a thick white head. Aroma is a citrus hop bouquet. Taste is medium hoppy and floral with a light malt bill. Too restrained for my taste. This beer is afraid of standing out. Drinks nice and easy. Tasty!!


3
mephisto (1298) - TAIWAN - NOV 27, 2017
canned in minneapolis hotel. pours yellow with white foam, it has citrusy aroma and hoppy flavor as advertised.

3.9
Aggiebob (1324) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - AUG 7, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2017 Can. It poured a hazy gold with a frothy white head that left a good amount of lacing. The aroma is citrus - grapefruit and tangerine - with some resinous pine in the taste. It is moderately bitter. Definitely not over rated. Good job Surly!

3.3
unclefrito62 (354) - Stow, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2017
16 Ounce can at home received in trade. Medium tan head. Orange, bronze, and hazy in color. Not overly hopped, which I liked. Film left on glass. Some hop after taste left on palate. Overall pretty good for style.

3.7
ryanscourt (1546) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2017
Heavy malt, heavy hops, heavy ibus, mod etoh. Smell of an american style barly wine. Certianly big and bold.

4.4
tderoeck (10343) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2017
6/VI/17 - 1Pt. can from the brewery, acquired in a trade, shared @ Youtube Tasting (home) - BB: n/a, canned: III/22/17 (2017-790) Thanks to Luk VE for the trade!


Clear orange beer, creamy off-white head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: pretty fruity, resinous, bitter, pineapple, dank, bit cheesy, bit malty, orange peel. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: very fruity, bitter, citrus, resinous, bit dry, more tropical fruits, grapefruit, nice stuff. Aftertaste: tropical fruits, pineapple, mango, bitter finish.

3.9
Hopmaestro (1773) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2017
Aroma is light herbal piney with citrus peels and ripe fruits. Taste is sweet fruity and malty with floral notes whispering in the periphery. Mild and slowly growing bitterness in the end building up the taste to a very tasty level. Solid stuff as usual from Surly.

3.5
MavDunk (123) - - JUN 6, 2017
Out of a can. Pours golden tan with white head. Scent is very piney. Flavor is intensely hoppy. A crisp finish leaves a bitter aftertaste.

3.8
PorterPounder (8313) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2017
Minneapolis, Mn - on tap at Surly Brewing. Slight sparkle to the medium golden pour, bubbly white head. Pineapple, spruce, cat urine in the fragrant aroma. Flavor presents some citrus bitterness, a touch of pineapple fruitiness, hint of caramel. Thick rich luxurious mouthfeel.

3.7
BeerInHeaven (487) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - APR 21, 2017
pours a murky rich gold with a generous bubbly white head. citrus hop aroma. bright citrus hop taste. Not overly bitter. Pleasant bitter-sweetish linger. Good beer!

3.6
MaltOne (399) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 14, 2017
Pint Can - Pours butterscotch copper, soft, frothy head. Citrus, slightly sweet aroma, hint of vanilla. Taste - tropical fruit, vanilla, dry finish. Palate is the standout feature... creamy for an APA, balanced, substantial (not heavy), clean, clear, bright. Overall - doesn’t astonish but the balance of tropical and dry, and great palate gets very comfortable, very fast


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