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RATINGS: 604   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   IBU: 120   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Sure we’re abrasive. We were abrasive long before we were Surly. If you visit the brewery you can still see remnants of the industrial manufacturing factory Omar’s parents ran for 35 years within those same 4 walls. Bandsaw blades, grinding wheels, and sanding discs came long before ales and lagers. But let’s 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nakedwhendrunk (2101) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Rcvd in trade. Two cans. This was poured into a pint glass and a snifter. There was barely any difference between the two glasses. The appearance was a nice looking hazy orange to brown color with a decent one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. Once the head died down, the lacing wove around the glass in a nice speckled sort of fashion. The smell had a nice blend of sweet citrus to sweet sharp freshly cut pine and it came through in a strong aromatic way allowing a decent sweet maltiness to come out as it warmed. The taste took all of those previously mentioned flavors and added a nice sweet maltiness coating my taste buds. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was there. The normal harshness of an AIPA was there assaulting my tongue very good. Overall, what a great beer all around. Well worthy of having again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
TXBadger (1385) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Rarely do I rate a beer 5/5 but this comes very close: pours a clear golden color with white head. Pine, citrus, floral notes, resin, and some spice on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with bite. Very well done DIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (2290) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2014
475 ml can at home, poured into a tall tulip. Quite hazy body, bright golden orange in colour,small white head, with okay retention, leaving light lacing on the glass. Very fruity aroma, tropical fruits, grapefruit, light citrus. Great taste, very hoppy, pine, resin, very bitter, long lasting bitterness, grapefruit, light pineapple, tropical fruit.Very well hidden alcohol. Medium body, carbonation on very good levels, very dry on the palate. Great IPA!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (107) - GREECE - JUN 3, 2014
16 fl oz (475 ml) can at home. Golden almost unclear color with nice white head. Heavy hoppy aroma, some citrus, pineapple, floral notes resin and pine, light malty too. Taste is malty sweet but it quickly becomes bitter and citrusy hoppy. Medium body with oily feel and soft carbonation. Long bitter hoppy finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (4696) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2014
1/V/14 - 1Pt. 16Fl. Oz. can @ ThirstyBird’s place - canned: I/29/14 (2014-452) Thanks to Uli for sharing the can!

Clear golden orange beer, aery to creamy off-white irregular head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very piny, very fruity as well, exotic fruits. MF: ok carbon, full body. Taste: very fruity, piny bitterness, resinous, grapefruit, pineapple, citrus. Aftertaste: piny bitterness, lots of citrus, bitter, resinous.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3369) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Sample from a can at Dark Lord Day 2104. Dark amber pour with white head. Medium by resinous body. Flavor is citrus and floral hops. Long bitter finish. Really good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rjat (19) - Alabama, USA - MAY 10, 2014
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThirstyBird (1565) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAY 1, 2014
Pours a bright golden yellow color with a hint of haze and an off white head. The nose is grapefruit, citrus with some malt coming through to balance. Grapefruit, citrus, some honey. Medium body with fine carbonation...Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdb288 (519) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2014
Fresh can. Pours cloudy yellow, tall white head. Good head retention on this one. Lots of aromatics - grapefruit, tangerine, dragon fruit (anyone?), fresh bread. Got a nice punch of hops in the flavor - juicy, some pine/resin but more subtle than "Abrasive". Lots of biscuit/cookie notes as it warms. Really solid stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markducommun (208) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2014
Pale yellow, light white head. Fruity, berry nose, some pine resin. Very fresh, bitter and sour in roughly equal proportions. Lighter, not terribly alcoholic, quite effervescent. Really nice and well balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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