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RATINGS: 601   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   IBU: 120   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Sure weíre abrasive. We were abrasive long before we were Surly. If you visit the brewery you can still see remnants of the industrial manufacturing factory Omarís parents ran for 35 years within those same 4 walls. Bandsaw blades, grinding wheels, and sanding discs came long before ales and lagers. But letís 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stoutnick (453) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arnold931 (452) - 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!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremytoni (2950) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kkleu357 (253) - 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.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Lothore (546) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
keanex (1395) - 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. Iím sure this was even better a month ago when I received it, but thanks to a cold then antibiotics I wasnít 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!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dinkle50 (943) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
50belair (2172) - Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Can. Murky orangish - yellow pour with a white head. Citrusy hop aromas. Tasty with citrus and topical fruit hop notes. A sturdy caramel malt backbone which keeps things in check. Above average body and mouthfeel. A solid DIPA that lives up to the hype.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NotoriousJ (39) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Beautiful golden hue with crisp white head. Great clarity and lacing. Aroma smacks you in the face mango tangerine tons of citrus. Great rounded bitterness. Love the oats in the body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
FiremanChris (15) - - MAR 19, 2014
Scored this one as a surprise extra from ReeceG. Thanks Bro! Can to glass pours a light honey orange color with a 1/2 finger white head with good carbonation. Aroma blew me away. Huge tropical notes up front. sweet peach, pear, pineapple, orange, grapefruit. As it warms you get more dank pine needles, sweet hops. One of the most aromatic DIPAs Iíve had the pleasure to put a nose on. Taste is initially bitter with sweet tropical fruit through the middle. Malty backbone with a delightful lingering bitterness. Extremely well balanced beer. I could drink this everyday.


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