Overrated - Surly Brewing Company


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Overall: 8.76/10 by 1 dude

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Style: American India Pale Ale

ABV: 7.30%

IBU: 69

Season: Occasional

Have Another: 100%

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  • Color: Pale Gold
  • Pours slightly cloudy with some minuscule floaties. Foam with white, thick, and an inch thick. Retention is nice but average or so for an IPA. Lacing is thick, webbed at times, and throughout.

    Aroma is hop forward. The snifter grabs the grass, tropical fruit, orange, and stone fruit. A slight malt sweetness brings up the rear.

    Taste brings more of the same. A sweetness carries throughout, culminating in the finish with light bitterness and hops: orange, grass, and tropical. A lingering stone fruit essence carries.

    Medium body with a mild carbonation allows the hops to shine and coat the mouth.

    Not as crazy west coast as I would expect. Still a really nice IPA. The combination of hops is classic with a twist: El Dorado hops, lending a unique blend. Easy to drink and slightly dry in the finish. Great for the summer. Enjoy!
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  • Reviewed: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 21:09:19
  • Tasted: Tuesday, August 13, 2013
  • $2.99 for 16 oz. can
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Beer Notes
  • 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.
Cost Breakdown
  • $2.99, 1 serving(s), 16 oz. cans
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