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RATINGS: 651   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   IBU: 120   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BMMillsy (1756) - Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Cans arrived today thanks to an extremely generous BA. Thanks man! Can dated 1/13/15 poured to a tulip glass deep copper colored with nearly no head. Aroma is straight up malt, no hop presence whatsoever. Straight up caramel sugar. Flavor follows with no hop presence, straight malt syrup, almost like this has been sitting around for a few years. Wow. Thick and syrupy, lower carbonation. Really horrendous. Maybe if this were called a barleywine, Iíd give it a few more points. But wow. This is Abrasive?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (2212) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 19, 2015
On tap at ward 7 in minnisoda.. clear orange pour with white head..perfect! Hoppy goodness..love it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
thomashall (357) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Can shared. Pours dark golden color. Strong piney hop aroma. Taste follows with some nice tropical fruit flavor. Big hoppy bitter finish. Great IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dresden (1204) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
Can at MSP. Bigjuicy fruit aromas, peach, passionfruit, orange...very nice. Lots of bitterup front hops, but a ton of backend ones makes it very drinkable with no sign of the alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChrisSc (439) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2015
16oz can into pint glass. Minneapolis. Pours golden orange in color. Gorgeous white head. Impressive lacing. Aroma is citrus, grapefruit. Subtle pine, exceptionally nice. Taste is mildly sweet with a bitter finish. Nice, but not overly complex. Palate is medium bodied, soft carbonation, long bitter finish. Pretty nice beer. Great aroma. Missing some complexity in the taste.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VeinAle (123) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 29, 2015
The aroma is like magic, passion fruit, citrus, tree fruit. Visually it presents with near thickness. Taste is medium sweet, moderate bitter, all hops with that surly malt combo we all love. The mouth feel is mildly carbonated and pleasant. An excellent brew.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HughConway (830) - Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2015
16oz can of the 2015 release. Pours slightly hazy light copper/gold, slight white head. Aroma is crisp citrus, taste is crisp clear, bit bitter, great. Fantastic.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
trrhein (18) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2015
One of the best IIPA's on the mkt! Hard to believe I can get 16oz for $4.50. Surly knows their way around IPA's ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fitwitchik (426) - Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Poured from a can on a trade with our new friends met at Surly Darkness Day dated January 9th 2015 into a Surly Brewing snifter a deep golden with a heavenly pillow top head. Aroma is flat out locker room BO (u know it) with a twist of citrus. DAMN!! Love this even if I never take a sip. Flavor is sweet & juicy citrus with a uber resin finish. Perfectly balanced. In my top 5 DIPA--no top 3. And gratefully I have had some slam good DIPAs in my drinking career. They hit this one RIGHT ON! Overall this brew is above outstanding.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ratebeej (6) - South Dakota, USA - JAN 21, 2015 does not count
I dont write many reviews but this deserved one. Very sweet. So much citrus. Goes down smoothly. It has so much more balance than other IPAs. Im also glad they didnít just make a stronger Furious. This is a completely different beer. Itís the perfect DIPA in my opinion.

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