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RATINGS: 699   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   IBU: 120   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Sure we’re abrasive. We were abrasive long before we were Surly. If you visit the brewery you can still see remnants of the industrial manufacturing factory Omar’s parents ran for 35 years within those same 4 walls. Bandsaw blades, grinding wheels, and sanding discs came long before ales and lagers. But let’s 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IluvatarMilan (282) - 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 you’re knocking down a can of energy drink. Thankfully, that won’t be the case...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (6180) - 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 it’s 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 (2638) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nickls (2374) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2012
Can. Frothy eggshell head on a slightly hazy rusty orange. Resin, grapefruit rind, herbal and strong lovely bitter ho notes minus the sweetness. Herbal, dank and pungent grapefruit hops on a lean malt backing. Medium body with sone viscous leanings. Nice

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Kranin (23) - - FEB 13, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2012 Phenomenal brew. It?s balance of sweetness, hope aroma, fresh hop flavor and bitter is almost without equal. (16oz Can/Apple Valley Liquor) 02/2012

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbeatty (1244) - New York, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Can, 02/11/2012. Pours burnt amber, reddish brown, hazy with one-finger head, fading to a healthy haze on the surface, with slick, resinous lacing around the glass. Aroma carries a huge burst of fresh hops, dank, big grapefruit, pine, smooth caramel malt finish. Taste not as aggressive as the nose, but again lots of tropical fruit- pineapple, juicy grapefruit, leads to smooth caramel finish, lingering bitterness. Palate is not overly thick, resinous without being syrupy, alcohol unnoticeable. Overall a little darker in character than west coast IPAs, but still smooth and drinkable, really great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2565) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Pint sized can courtesy of Todd. Pours a semi clear coppery amber with a medium sized light cream colored head. Aroma of caramelized malts, pine notes, fresh hops and hints of tangy citrus. Taste of caramelized malts, light tangy citrus, pine and fresh hops. This is good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2012
Can shared by someone at a tasting @ CCB. Dull amber pour, sticky white head. Massive hop aroma - dank, tropical fruit, resin, and pine. Wow! Flavor is more tropical fruit and pine with a nice malt backbone.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
reggiedunlop (3657) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2012
Pours a hazy amber with a thick tan head...very light sediment throughout...wonderful retention and lacing. Aroma is super floral with stonefruits and citrus...peach, papaya, mango, pineapple. Flavor follows suit with excellent fresh hoppy flavor...fruity with great stonefruits and citrus but awesome bitterness too...faint caramel malt backing. Mouthfeel is medium and lively and the finish is grapefruity and bitter...dry and lingering. Awesome!

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