hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can... This beer rocks!… Clear amber/orange ale with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. The fruity aroma consists mainly of pineapple, orange peel and grapefruit. Full-bodied and velvety with modest carbonation. The ultra-fruity flavor actually leans a bit sweet – bursting with juicy citrus and tropical fruits. Finishes fruity, nourishing and bittersweet. Maybe my can is less than fresh, but there is absolutely abrasive about this gem. World class beer packed up and shipped to me by StFun!
cruchr123 (29) - St.Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 18, 2011
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 16 oz can into a snifter
A- Pours a beautiful one finger head, excellent lacing, hazy bronze orange appearance.
S- Big hoppy aroma, citrus and grapefruit right away, just overwhelms your nose with amazing hoppiness and tropical aromas, very fresh pine smell as well.
T- Just amazing, hints of malt in there, but the citrus and grapefruit just take over, hints of tangerine as well.
M- Medium-full bodied very refreshing, light dry on the finish.
O- Truly an amazing DIPA one of the best out there, incredibly refreshing and delicious.
ryanfolty (1737) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JUL 4, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2011 Date: July 3, 2011 Mode: Can Source: Beer Tasting, Bloomington, MN Appearance: Translucent hazy orangish brown with medium amount of head Aroma: Citrus hops Flavor: Huge flavor that is consistent with aroma Other: Amazing Double, had this right after Maharaja and Abrasive blew it away!
Had this again 12.6.11 the day after the release party. Only thing I changed was to up the appearance to 4. This is just fantastic!
blipp (5594) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at RBSG. Pours amber with an off white head. Citric and floral hops with light pale malty notes. The flavor was citric hops, flowery notes, and a light sweetness. Nice.
mixmasterob (877) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Can courtesy of DalzAle. Big time thanks. Poured a deep, slightly dark orange with a small whispy white head. The aromas on this one jumped from the glass. Pine, pine pine, resinous hops for days. Hints of caramel malt crept in and out. Just about blasted with lightly sweet big piney hops, you can feel the oils on your tongue. Surly struck a wonderful balance here. Just enough malt to check the big hops without being sweet. In the same tier as Double Trouble, Hopslam etc....
bittermestupid (247) - Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours light golden brown with just the slightest head. Smells of awesome sweet caramel malts, fresh grapefruit, pine, mango as well as orange. Wow wonderful tasting fresh oranges, grapefruit, pine, and the grains and the malt are in your face. The mouthfeel is a thick and wonderful. Finish is long and bitter but not pungent. Thank you Surly!
beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark copper color with a bright white head which never really leaves the beer. Smells of tremendously sweet citrusy hops, copious amounts of pine in the nose, thick caramel malts, and honey. Sweet grapes, oranges, and mangoes come through on the palate with the caramel malts being very thick and chewy. As the beer finishes it turns lip smacking, mouth puckering bitter.
JohnnyJ (4041) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can at a tasting. Copper amber pour, light off-white head. Citrus, caramel malt, sharp bitterness, grapefruit, lightly sweet fruit, and slightly metallic. A nice, strong hop bitter, IIPA. I would buy this if it was availible in my area.
moxiebybeer (2) - USA - MAY 19, 2011 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
caramel, citrus, floral, resin, medium sweetness, very bitter, medium body, lively, long finish, bitter,
wavers1 (872) - Notown, California, USA - MAY 14, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
fresh can courtesy of daveborn, thanks! i had the first batch of abrasive(very fresh) when they changed the name last year, and this is much, much better imho! full, malty, oily body; lots of juicy fruity sweetness coming through in the nose and taste, delicious! def the best canned iipa ive had!