Surly Overrated West Coast Style IPA
From Surly Brewing – 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.
Surly Brewing – Surly Overrated West Coast Style IPA – 16 oz. can poured into a goblet. 7.30% abv.
Appearance: Pours a clear royal yellow gold with a decent off-white head that subsides to a 1-4 inch.
Appearance: A decent mixture of pine and citrus hop scent. Some rock sugar sweetness.
Taste: Fresh hop fruitiness first. Simcoe/citra perhaps. Orange, honey dew, pineapple. some peppery bitterness. Dry malt. Bitterness catches up after the sip.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Juicy. Slightly rough carbonation.
Overall: I like it! Delivers the goods as well as Furious and Abrasive does. I would say it’s pretty balanced for the “style.” Would you agree?