Maker: Surly Brewing Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Style: India Pale Ale
Description: A little hazy, redder than the standard IPA, but as someone who has enjoyed red IPAs in the past, this one was just too bitter for me. My first sip was just shy of “dump this down the drain” on my bitterness scale. Moderate alcohol content (6.7 per the Surly website), which is nice given most non-session IPAs have a lot of alcohol these days.
This is someone’s favorite IPA, but it’s not my beer
Story: I figured that, with the red can, this would be a red IPA that I might enjoy. I might have enjoyed it, but I didn’t. I’m glad I only bought a single in a pick-six from the liquor store because I would have left the other five for a buddy.
Just a reminder since my last review was in August – my reviews are what I like, don’t like, and why. That doesn’t mean you have to agree with me – everyone’s taste buds are different.