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RATINGS: 609   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 16/20
hayduke (3468) - 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 (1699) - 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 (576) - 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 (238) - 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

   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 (1138) - 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 (152) - 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 (615) - 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 (625) - 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!

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