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RATINGS: 603   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   IBU: 120   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Keil (171) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2011 Aroma is tropical fruits. Lots of citrus going on, I can pick out grapefruit, mango and pineapple. Taste is bitter and resiny with hoppy goodness. Really piney in the finish with a lasting bitterness. The malt has a very nice sweetness to it but is immediately met with the tropical fruit flavor of the hops. Medium body, very easy to drink...which could be bad without an ABV printed on the can.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JAN 22, 2011
16 oz. can via trade with tytoanderso - Pours a clear golden color with a two finger thick off white head. Light lacing. Aroma is wonderful. Full of pine citrus, and resiny hops. Flavor is the same with just enough sweetness to show there is some malt in there. Finish is bitter and just a touch astringent. Medium body. An excellent beer. Thanks Tyler.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hbmason (1087) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2011
out of the can. a nice amber ipa. A nice twist. Very drinkable and hoppy. keep em coming!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcr (2198) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 19, 2011
Can. Deep amber body. Frothy, off-white head. Big, bright hop aroma of pine, resin, grapefruit, pineapple and flowers. Notes of caramel and toasted grain. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, thick texture, lively carbonation. Chewy malts, but the fresh hops dominate. No doubt there are huge amounts of hops here. Tastes of citrus, grapefruit, grass, plants. Nice double IPA. Thanks for sharing wnoble.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2011
Poured into a snifter. Big thanks to Buebie for this one. 4.0 A: Hazy orangish brown color. One and a half fingers of yellowish white head with average retention and spotty lacing. 5.0 S: Excellent! Wonderful bouquet of floral and citrus notes. Orange, tangerine, mango are most dominant. Soft sweetness and a tinge of alcohol beneath the hops. 5.0 T: It tastes as good as it smells and that is saying something. Bitterness is perceived as mild due to the plentiful hop flavors. Loads of citrus again with the fruits mentioned in the nose. Soft sweetness, but the malts are very much overshadowed by the hops. Still, without this subtle sweetness this beer wouldn’t be as good. The 9% ABV is hardly detectable. I think the reason I like it so much is because it seems to share a few aspects with NN, which is my favorite brew. 4.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Fairly creamy. I would like just a touch more body. 5.0 D: Really great brew. Surly does nothing but impress me with what they make and this is no exception. Super smooth with a great taste, I could drink this all night. Well done. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 06-12-2010 02:57:58

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blutt59 (6004) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Can, thanks to mora2000, orangish color with white bubbly foam, aroma is fresh piney hops, citrus, flavor is oranges and pineapples with a good caramel malt

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 14, 2011
canned 12/20/2010. Drank 1/14/2011. Big thanks to Lushawn for a can. Now send me some more! Smells pretty damn dank..dry, vibrant, and piney with floral citrus shadowing. Loving that smell. Slightly hazed amber body, off-white head. Dry, piney hop flavors balanced with just the right amount of sweetness to bring out some lovely candyish citrus hop flavors. Very focused..not exceptionally bitter at all really, yet loaded with hop flavor. Body is nicely able to completely avoid being syrupy, and the alcohol is completely masked. This is an extremely accomplished DIPA, very focused on pure hop flavor without ever getting syrupy or overly sweet nor distractingly bitter. Very very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8357) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2011
Amber pour. Smells like pine, resinous hops extract and bright fresh hops. Resin, grapefruit and pine needles with just a touch of light malt. Softly toasty on the palate with a little bit of cookie dough malts through the middle. Damn awesome IIPA.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
urnes011 (16) - Minneapolis, USA - JAN 10, 2011
Tap, pours s beautiful orange color with a quick to disappear head. Huge, beautiful hop aroma with a citrus/pine nose. Loving it. Upon tasting, I get kicked in the face with the same citrusly pine flavor but this off, odd wet hay finish that I’m not too keen on. Good offering by surly but not even close to the best.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BMan1113VR (7853) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 6, 2011
My second of four cans thanks to tytoanderso. Canned 17 days before drinking. Maybe a little bit less fresh than I like my Pliny, but not bad considering its coming across country. Pours with a hazy golden body and a firm off-white head that doesn’t ever fully leave and gives great lace. Aroma is super dank. Weed, citrus, tropical fruits, pine needles, caramel, candy, mango. All around goodness. Flavors of tropical fruit, table sugar, caramel, mango, pine, melon, citrus, grapefruit. Probably the best non-West Coast IIPA that I have ever had. Lively bubbles. Properly dry. Lingering fruity-hop-goodness. Much more hope flavor than bitterness. This is how a DIPA should be made. If I could pick up a sub-3 week old 4 (or 6) pack of this every week I would (even as a compulsive ticker). Not quite as good as bottled PtE (my standard when fresh) of the same freshness level, but still one hell of an amazing Big IPA! That’s a HUGE complement!


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