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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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2014
[Tap] Pours a dark golden color with a distinct haze to it. Copious amounts of citrus hops and pine sap in the aroma and taste. Strong resiny character with an oily and coating mouthfeel. Lingering dry and bitter finish seems to last forever.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olr1984 (1072) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2014
16oz can almost 2 months old and still tasted good. A bit of faded hop and pine taste. Would like to try this fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mfp13jr (148) - Glenville, New York, USA - APR 12, 2014
Big fluffy white head poured from the can into a snifter. Slightly medicinal nose and quite hazy dark straw. Very hop and malt forward. Very nice beer. Medium to slightly heavy bodied beer with tons of hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stoutnick (523) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2014
On tap at The Globe Pub, Chicago. Light golden look. Aroma is hops. Taste is a bit of a strange mix - smooth, hops, minor fruits, but finish is sweaty armpits. Good drinker but that finish is just yuck.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arnold931 (542) - Iowa, USA - APR 10, 2014
Can from son in St Paul. Nose is big citrus with some pine. Color is yellow orange and kind of cloudy. Delicious. I can see why they call it abrasive!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremytoni (2980) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2014
From the tap poured an amber color with a small amount of head. Nice strong hoppy flavor with a quick finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kkleu357 (289) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 1, 2014
Holy cloudyness. Looks like there is a lot of suspended yeast in the body. Excellent malty hop aroma. Pretty tasty. Very thick mouthfeel. Lots of hop flavors. Citrus lemony taste is strong. Some malt taste comes through, but I get more sweetness from the aroma than the taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Lothore (550) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
A- Pours a tangerine hue with a thick, chunky, 2 finger off white head. S- Punch in the nose of citrusey hops, lots of grapefruit, malty breadiness underneath. T- Caramel, tons of grapefruit as in the nose, pine, citrus fruit. M- Chewy and sticky, medium bodied with plenty of carbonation. D- This will easily be one of my favorite brews of the year. Glad maximum12 sent me 4 ... I cannot see myself letting go of them! By far my favorite surly brew to date.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
keanex (1452) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Canned January 21, 2014.
Appearance: The body is hazy with fine sediment particles in suspension in the straw-orange hued body. The head is dense and messy, forming small craters as it slowly dissipates into a firm white coating.
Aroma: The aroma is very nice, mango and orange juice come to mind instantly with a sharp but hidden pine and bitter orange only shown upon swirling.
Taste: Big flavor here, malts try to meet hops here, but the hops win. The hops give a big orange juice and mango puree flavor. Floral hints and pine are noticed throughout, while the finish is a bit harsh of hops, but in an enjoyable way. Big grapefruit finish.
Palate: Full-bodied with a velvet texture and mild carbonation.
Overall: I think that this is up there with the best. I’m sure this was even better a month ago when I received it, but thanks to a cold then antibiotics I wasn’t able to get to it until today. This sits up there with Heady Topper for me, the mouthfeel is spot on and the hop profile is great. I will be trying to get this again soon!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dinkle50 (972) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Single finger head on top of a clear orange pout. Aroma is full of citrus & mango. Taste is full on citrus, mango and a little dish soap. Really dry. Aggressively dry hopped, pleasantly abrasive! Creamy mouth overall. One of the best out there.

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