Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 644   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   IBU: 120   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Share this beer with friends!
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scola729 (32) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bigda83 (326) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nero55 (824) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewHaMeister (222) - - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MadShaolin (67) - - MAR 6, 2015
Aromas are blasting me in the nose, grapefruit and tropical fruits abound. Head dissipates quickly. Well balanced with loads of pineapple and pine. Hop bitterness lingers long after your sip. A gem indeed ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maekchu (2509) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
simont1 (345) - 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.

   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 it’s not brewed year round. C’mob Surly!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Experiment_Ale (1071) - 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 isn’t dried out by the bitterness, amazing. this is actually amazing.

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

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1  2  3 4 5 » 65

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50