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RATINGS: 629   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   IBU: 120   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Sure weíre abrasive. We were abrasive long before we were Surly. If you visit the brewery you can still see remnants of the industrial manufacturing factory Omarís parents ran for 35 years within those same 4 walls. Bandsaw blades, grinding wheels, and sanding discs came long before ales and lagers. But letís be honest, this is a lot more fun. Pale in color, this over-hopped, under-brewed Double IPA has almost twice the amount of hops & malt crammed in the can. Seasonal between March and April.


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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
scooter520 (185) - - JAN 23, 2013
16oz canned 1/8/13. Appearance: crystal clear golden orange with minimal white head disappearing quickly. Aroma: tropical fruits, grapefruit, pineapple, floral notes, grass, pine and some sweet caramel. Taste: bursting throughout with hops; nice floral burst up front with the citrus grapefruit meat and pith bitterness coming quickly after then turning to dank, bitter pine all the way through to the aftertaste with some caramel malt peaking through right before the finish; crazy, delicious bitter. Mouthfeel: thin and smooth with medium carbonation. Overall: de-freaking-licious! Love the multi layered hoppiness. Malt shines through just enough to make it balanced enough for an "abrasive", tongue-scraping hop delight. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maekchu (2462) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 3, 2015
Can, first night in MSP. Sharp, tingling hops, near sulfurous, large caramel, and citrus. Amber/straw color, nice solid head. Sweet caramel, lots of tropical fruit, and piney hop in the background. Medium heavy, very crisp. Delicious stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
simont1 (338) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2015
Grapefruit, and earthy hops quite good balanced in a can with some a bit too aggressive bitterness. A bit caramelly and more towards the orange side, compared to modern-Vermont offerings take on the double IPA. Not as hoppy, and a solid bitter kick. Would put this on pair with very good classic west coast as Pliny the Elder.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pcshotsauce33 (61) - Columbus, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Pimpo smooth hoppiness happiness with a fabulous malty backbone. Tropical fruit, light floral, citrus, and pine dry finish. Excellent diamond in the rough. Only thing that sucks is that itís not brewed year round. Címob Surly!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Experiment_Ale (1070) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2015
At my place on poker night with the bros. Pours golden with small bubbles. huge monster fruity hops that are so strong hat you get a little vegetable flavor on the end, but mouth isnít dried out by the bitterness, amazing. this is actually amazing.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Baristas2Brewers (24) - - FEB 26, 2015
New favorite double IPA. Itís a perfect mix between a heady topper and a sip of sunshine mixed together. Itís absolutely amazing!!!! Seasonal but a true gem. Hoppy heaven

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (2326) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Can thanks to Jason. About 1 month old. Golden orange pour with a small fizzy head that quickly fades to a thin ring. Aroma is sweet candied oranges, mango, peach, and leafy hops. Tastes surprisingly more sweet than bitter. Candied citrus, pine, peaches, and caramel. I expected more hops and bitterness. Good DIPA but no where near a top 5 one for me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (1885) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2015
February 25, 2015. Can at home, canned january 10, 2015. Received in a trade with HenrikO, thanks Henrik!
Clear dark golden with a small frothy white head. Aroma is mainly sweet malty with ripe tropical fruits (mango and pineapple) and some pine notes. Taste is light sweet caramel with a distinct but smooth hoppy bitterness. Dry finish. Medium bodied, oily texture, average carbonation.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jh773 (196) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2015 Light daisy yellow with very fine sediment throughout and a thin, spongy head. Smell is juicy, sweet, complex citrus fruit, mango, pineapple, lots of marijuana. Taste is full, sweet with a bitter, oily layer underneath. Long drying aftertaste. Full-bodied, delicious flavor, perfect balance of sweet, bitter and smooth malt/oatmeal character.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BMMillsy (1600) - Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Cans arrived today thanks to an extremely generous BA. Thanks man! Can dated 1/13/15 poured to a tulip glass deep copper colored with nearly no head. Aroma is straight up malt, no hop presence whatsoever. Straight up caramel sugar. Flavor follows with no hop presence, straight malt syrup, almost like this has been sitting around for a few years. Wow. Thick and syrupy, lower carbonation. Really horrendous. Maybe if this were called a barleywine, Iíd give it a few more points. But wow. This is Abrasive?

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (2135) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 19, 2015
On tap at ward 7 in minnisoda.. clear orange pour with white head..perfect! Hoppy goodness..love it!


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