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RATINGS: 650   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (1329) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Sample at EBF. Pours orange gold with an off white head. Aroma is tropical fruit, grapefruit. Flavor follows, a touch of scallions.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
krumbum (670) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Beautiful earthy aromas. Slightly hazy golden color lasting head. Smooth stone fruit hop flavors. Lasting pleasant hop bittness. Have had pliny, have had headdy, right on par awesome.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndyReynolds (1048) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Can. Aroma is citrus hop, tons of grapefruit and subtle mango and honeydew melon(?). Palate is thick and coating. Taste brings out a great caramel malt backbone with some more powerful citrus.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beardaxe (293) - - MAR 16, 2015
Poured from can into Teku glass. Heavy carbonation. Very crisp. Flavor starts with malt and sweet pineapple before being overwash with a strong bitterness. This was good, but a bit out of balance compared to how I like my DIPAs.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fidelis83 (2168) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Near clear gold pour with a two finger fluffy off white head. Aroma is huge on deep citrus, pine and cat box hops, a little passion fruit and sweet and cereal malt notes poking through and something that reminds me of the citrus-like aromas of habanero peppers. Flavor is sweet and citrus-y right away, then some fresh spruce tips, prairie flower floral notes, grapefruit, toast, bread crust, cat box dankness, a little bitter stone fruit and a citrus oil, deep dankness and resinous pine finish. Medium body, creamy entry, medium, blanketing and somewhat sharp carbonation, big hop acid bite and drier, but still creamy finish with the carbonation dying out somewhat abruptly and the hop acid bite hanging on for a long time. Really, really fantastic stuff, right up there with the best IIPAs I’ve had.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Inabil1ty (25) - - MAR 15, 2015
It's hard to imagine a more delicious IPA. Very similar to heady topper. Fragrant, fruity, and bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scola729 (37) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Poured from a can into a glass, nice Amber color with a white head. Citrus aromas jump at you. Pleasant start with a nice dry, grapefruity finish. A solid DIPA, I enjoyed this one more than hopslam. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bigda83 (420) - Jamestown, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Pours from can a slightly hazy amber with a small fizzy white head. Aromas of passion fruit, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, pine, and some sweetness. More sweet malts than I expected in the taste with a medium bitterness that sticks with you. Nicely balanced smooth body and texture. Solid beer and my first time trying it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nero55 (865) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Draft. Golden with medium white head. Aroma of tropical fruit and citrus hops. Medium body, medium hop bitterness, tropical fruit notes, and a decent malt backbone.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewHaMeister (230) - - MAR 7, 2015
Fresh tap at the Surly taproom pours a hazy golden amber with a small head and little lacing. Aromas of tropical fruit, citrus, grapefruit, blah blah blah awesomeness. Nice bitterness. MUCH better than a previous can I sampled.


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