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RATINGS: 597   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blklab2007 (1939) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 14, 2012
canned on date two weeks ago! pour has an orange amber color and a one finger thick off white head. aroma has big dank resins, citrus, flowers, and hits the low tropic notes. medium light mouth feel with nice higher side carbonation. flavor gets more abrasive with the bitterness picking up. citrus rind, perfume, grapefruit, and some pine. this is a well done beer and for itís strength it stays drinkable the whole way through.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jar72404 (426) - USA - JAN 12, 2012
Can. Pours amber gold with thin head. Best aroma of any DIPA Iíve had: fresh pine and grapefruit. Flavor is caramel followed by pine and citrus. Beautifully balanced, exceptional DIPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (2228) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 12, 2012
Really grassy resinous hops and a bitter finish that is welcomed. A bit malty sweet but hoppy enough to balance that out. Surly!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
sherm1016 (1111) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2012
On draft at the Lyonís Pub in Minneapolis. Pours a clear, deep amber color with a white head and some lacing. Aroma is hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, a little pine hops. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is bitter, hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, a little malty sweet, with a nice, bittersweet finish. Itís a shame I have to work tomorrow, because I could sit here and drink this all night.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (4766) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Thanks to Armin for sharing - lightly hazy gold - nose is very fresh hoppiness - grass, pepper, pine, grapefruit pith - there is an add note of celery in the nose that is a little off-putting - fairly dry for the abv - grassy, piney, peppery - sturdy malt base to support the intense bitterness - despite the slight flaw in the nose, nice stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
400lb_midget (93) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Pint sized can courtesy of Mr. Christian. Pours pale amber with a fluffy off white lacey head. Aromas of citrus hops, lots of citrus hops. Tastes bitter/dry at first until your palate learns to accept the heavy hoppiness. Then followed by grapefruit and light peachy flavors with a dry finish. Dare I say it may have more hops than necessary.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
FullObs (133) - Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2011
16z can thanks to Ryan. Amber w/ 1 in head. Bitter and piney with just a hint of citrus. Malt adds a touch of caramel sweetness. Presumably this is out of season but overall still an outstanding brewing and proves IPAs dont need to be consumed within 3 days of brewing.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nbondi (200) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2011
Amber with good off-white head. I can smell the bitter piney hops from a mile away. Dank, almost umami pine dominates. Perfect body with good carbonation. Taste is still dominated with bitterness. Resin is somewhat balanced by juicy ripe fruit, spun sugar, and bubblegum. Almost angrily abrasive, with lasting tingly tongue. Normally, I wouldnít consider something this out of balance to be a good beer. I guess this beer isnít normal.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernesto987 (3526) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 29, 2011
Tallboy courtesy of Mattyb83. Aroma is sweat and weed. Huge piney bs resiny body. This is an kick you in the nuts resin bomb. Well done

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
musinj6 (383) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 28, 2011
Pours mildly hazy amber with thin head that dissipates quickly. Bready malt combined with pine and citrus hop aromas with a slight hint of bananas. Medium body with sticky mouth feel with soft carbonation. Well rounded up front with creeping increase in bitterness as it finishes. Not overly sharp on the tongue in the finish. Very good double IPA. Compared to Wet 2011, a much more balanced beer.


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