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RATINGS: 695   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (19528) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Can courtesy of evanlarkin, thanks! Murky golden brown color, large tan head with good retention. Aroma is amazing flowery pine. Taste is resinous pine and bitter lemon with rising bread dough. Very nice, but lives up to its name.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burgy (456) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 25, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2013 Aroma is hop forward with light notes of spices. Nice heavy hop Aromatics, pine and some grass cuttings. Finishes with a nice dry hop. Very easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pushkinwow (2474) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2012
500ml can from bobbypaulson.Ruby tinged amber with an off white head that fades to a film, yet will come back with a slight twirl of the glass. Fresh pine hops, peach, apricot; Moderate carbonation, full body, bitterness that grows throughout, very smooth without being "abrasive" (although when cold was slightly harsh), becomes slightly sweet along with a malty bitterness towards the end

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hamilton23 (619) - Alpine, California, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Poured from tall boy can into a tulip. Pours dark orange with a bit of creamy beige head. Aroma is a bit of citrus and hops. This reminds me a bit of Expo and Hopslam, maybe just not as sweet or rich.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gorditoabd (629) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 23, 2012
16 oz can shared at Justinís house. Pours a nice orangy amber hue. Little to no foam. Aroma is sharp of pine with citrus hints. Taste is tangy, and the citrus and pine have changed places. Really surprisingly subtle and delicious. Somewhat bitter grapefruit-rind oddness in the mid to late palate. Still, excellent stuff. The ABV is well hidden though and itís a very impressive brew.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davey101 (750) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 23, 2012
16 oz can into a shaped pint glass. Canned on 1/23/2012, exactly one month old. Huge thanks to ottodyer for throwing this in as an extra! A - Dark amber body with a massive fluffy off-white head. Looks great. S - Loads of tropical fruits with a piney finish. Love the mango and papaya notes. T - Same as the nose, mango and papaya followed by a piney bitter finish and some light caramel malts. The bitterness is lasting but not overpowering. Mouth feel is a bit light but carbonation is spot on and the high alcohol isnít noticeable. O - One of my favorite DIPAís. Surly knows how to make a damn good hoppy beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IluvatarMilan (281) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2012
Can. Clear dark orange body, quickly dissapating head. Great, fruity aroma, very hoppy and lively. Taste is astringent hoppily dry, in a good way. Earthy, robust malts. Next to this being a highly pleasant beer it is also safe to consume in nearly every circumstance: with a can like this people will be thinking youíre knocking down a can of energy drink. Thankfully, that wonít be the case...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (5880) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2012
Can: Medium pretty vast white head on top of a clear darker orange colored beer. Smell loats of hops and fresh fruit, peach, pine, cactus, pine apple, citrus, resin, somelight light sweet and light sweaty. Taste is a good mix of hops (!) and itís good bitter and less fruity character and the grains like barley (malts). A good mix of hops; citrus, bitter, floral and fruit; abricot, pine, light grapefruit, peach, light barley malted sweaty, good balanced bitterness. The peach seems to come out even better after a while. Very nice (peach) hop bitterness. Nice bitter hop fruity aftertaste with a light dry touch to it. Low carbo, soft mouthfeel (almost silky), full body and a creamy texture. Very interesting brew, love to buy this shit in cans in your local supermarket! What a treat! Warming, fresh and well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UDBeernut (2472) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2012
can on trade from samtallica on BA. Nice and fresh, canned on 1.12.12 lovely tan hur into my snifter capped by a slight off white head wiuth good retention. nose is inviting with pine, grapfruit, and tropical fruit. Taste is good cutting bitterness followed by a blast of pine and citrus. The malt trys its best to keep up. Medium to full bodied. WOW!!! on my note pad. I need to trade for a whole 6 pack of this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kjohns (131) - North Dakota, USA - FEB 15, 2012
Clear medium amber pour with thin light cream colored head. Big floral and pine hop aroma. Taste is citrus and pine with some lighter sweet malt notes. Nice dry bitter finish. Somewhat light mouthfeel with light carbonation. A "hop bomb" in my book, but the bitterness is nicely balanced with the malts making it very easy drinking despite the ABV. A definite winner.

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