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RATINGS: 695   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jcartamdg (2822) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Poured into my ccb pint glass. Golden with a red tint and a two finger head. Aroma is wow, citrus light pine and creamy malts. Simply amazing. The taste completely follows the nose just intensified. Really complex and smooth. Very drinkable, very refreshing. The best dipa Iíve ever had!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Another old backlogged rating from the 2010 RBSG: Deep orangy amber hue with a creamy light beige head and excellent lacework. The aroma is intensely fruity and flowery with notes of pineapple, mango, dragonfruit, lychee, pine needles, leafy hops, slight dank grassy vapours along with some green tea, rose hips, lemongrass, caramel, biscuit and a touch oniony. The taste is equally acidic, juicy fruit and bitter with a dank and garlic background. The malts are very much a background player here. Finished with a slight teabaggy dryness and some alcohol. The mouth feel is highly aggressive to the point of almost becoming annoying. Yep. A very nice DIPA but could be a touch more balanced but the name could not remain Abrasive.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
altonbrownd (5109) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2012
Can from Bierkoning. Wow. Light amber with top head. Nice hoppy nose. Taste is nice and punchy. Lots of hops packed in there. Nice and bitter finish. Enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (42524) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2012

Can 1pt.16fl.oz.

Unclear medium to dark orange colour with a small average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, riped orange, acrid bitter, grapefruit. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120320]

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2012
Originally reviewed: 7/12/10. Poured into a tulip glass. Pours a dark amber hue with a thick off-white head on top. Excellent retention; left spotty lacing all over the glass. Big, powerful citrus notes waft out. Lots of pineapple, grapefruit, with a touch of pine needles. The body on this beer is a disappointment though. Very slick and thin. Expecting a full-bodied beer, the flatness really let me down. Great flavoring of grapefruit, some sweet orange, candied malts (gives it a sweet punch), and a great bitter afterbite. This is a good beer. Tweak that mouth and this is a stellar beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2012
(Can) Pours light hazy dark orange to amber with a creamy off-white head. The aroma holds peach, canned pineapple, pear, apple juice, wild strawberries, mango/passion fruit sorbet, juicy melon, lychee, perfume, dank herbs, weed, grass, spicy pine, black tea, mild grapefruit, orange, cheese, toast, caramel and a touch of bread. The nose is fairly complex but not super aggressive (more on the subtle side if you as me). The flavor is light sweet, medium bitter and tiny acidic with notes of citrus, wood, pine, herbs, grass, light fruits and clean toast. The mouthfeel is round, creamy and soft with a light carbonation. Pine and grapefruit on the finish. Lingering yet balanced afterbitterness. Medium bodied.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
saultbauls (2) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - APR 23, 2012 does not count
Awesome beer! Probably my favorite Imperial IPA. I wish they made this year round, but I suppose their Furious will have to do until next year! Cant wait to try their Wet.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 20, 2012
Can, golden pour. Big resiny hop filled aroma. Big hop flavor, tea notes, great flavor, not harsh bitterness. Easy drinking 9% DIPA. Need more surly

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
motorhed (10) - Maple Grove, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2012
Tasting from a can on 1/14/12. Canned 12/14/11, poured into a Dogfish Head signature glass. A: Appearance is cloudy copper with a tanish head. Light levels of lacing throughout the tasting. S: Where do i start? Smells like pine, grapefruit, big on hop aroma. Overall, smells intense like a big DIPA should. Reminds me of Maharaja. T: Grapefruit, pine, citra (?) hops, and tangerine. Get a little bit of the alcohol on the finish but just enough to know itís there. MF: Medium mouthfeel with lower levels of carbonation (maybe felt that way due to the high ABV?) and a drier finish. Smooth. O: This is one of my favorite Surly brews and DIPAís in general, iím very fortunate to be able to find this locally. I cant help but compare it to Avery Maharaja which i think is fairly similar in style and complexity. I remember taking down a couple of growlers of this stuff with friends when it was called 16 Grit. Have loved it ever since. Iím glad i only have 11 more in my cellar to finish up. =) Serving type: can Reviewed on: 01-14-2012 21:32:05

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 11, 2012
Draft at Churchkey for the Surly event. GIGANTIC scallion, onion, leek, hot mulch, and cheesecloth on the nose. So fresh and SO dank. The same holds true for the flavor; very little sweetness of any sort, just huge onion and evergreen. Still, awesome.


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