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RATINGS: 695   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
urge13 (17) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - APR 14, 2011
From 16oz Can poured a beautiful orange amber, The smells are like a tropical fruit salad. Pineapple, mango and orange. All these tastes pop right out as well, a sweetness with balanced with floral hops. No to much burn from the 9%, just an amazing beer. Makes you want to live in Minnesota.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kbutler1 (1377) - North Carolina, USA - APR 6, 2011
Can. I remember having 16 Grit from a growler before but unfortunately I didn’t rate it so this will have to do. Canned on 3/09/11 and sampled on 4/6/11. Poured into a DFH tulip glass a darker, slightly haze, honey apricot color with a nice, full, sticky light tan head that coats the glass with lace as it settles. Pungent, musky aroma of hops in the nose of the citris variety; with mainly orange and grapefruit undertones. Medium/hevy mouthfeel. At first sip I was wondering where the hop bitterness was but then BAM! it hits you towards the middle/end like a freight train. Well balanced though with a sweet malty feel in the beginning. Bitterness lingers on but not in an unpleasant way. Does it really get better than this?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekoerper (599) - Iowa, USA - APR 4, 2011
Huge thanks to mtjoseph on this one! The hops come floating over to your nose immediately upon opening the can. Intense hop aromas, super fruity with mango, grapefruit, pineapple, jumping out of the glass. Slightly grassy, probably from a huge dry hop addition. Some pine/resin aroma as well. Appearance: golden-amber with a very faint haze; thick, rocky head with great retention and lots of lacing. After 10 minutes, there’s still a huge hunk of foam in the glass. Flavor has multiple layers of hops; fruity, citrus flavors come in first, lots of grapefruit. Bitterness is fairly high, coming in mid-taste and lingering for quite a while. Some cereal flavors and malt sweetness, but malt character takes a back seat to the hops. Palate: medium+ body, medium carbonation, somewhat sweet, a bit slick on the tongue. Great DIPA.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jzzbassman (1546) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2011
Fresh can courtesy of Tyloanderso: LOVE this one. Pours amber with a nice tight cream colored head. Probably one of the best smelling beers I’ve ever come across, I just couldn’t stop smelling it. Even called my wife over just to sniff it. Resinous pine and grapefruit with a bit of sweet pineapple. Nicely bitter with a warm malt presence that is far from abrasive. Outstanding beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
peteinSD (1446) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 2, 2011
Freshie can from Dave - thanks! Pours a translucent copper brown with a thinnish off-white head. Aroma is fresh bitter hops, light resinous pine, and touches of citrus. Aroma is predominately on the bitter side of the IIPA spectrum and there are not bright or floral hops notes. Taste is bitter hops up front, light grainy notes in the middle, and some sweet malt/alcohol through the finish. Feels thin in the mouth but leaves a bit of sticky malt in your mouth after each sip. If you prefer your IIPAs on the bitter/malty side, this is your beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
regspeir (199) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2011
Pint can (thank you mnbearsfan!) into a Duvel Snifter. Pours cloudy orange/amber with a smallish, white head which dissipated into a coating or less. There is some light lacing all the way through. Nose is grapefruit, pineapple, lemon zest and mango, with pine and floral notes. As others have said, the nose of this beer never quits. The taste is grapefruit, some sweet caramel malt, brown sugar and honey . The finish is dry and mildly bitter, but refreshingly so. Warning, wow, there is no sense of the ABV on the way down. Mouthfeel is medium to light with a wonderful crispness, medium carbonation, and only slightly sticky. For those who still think great things can’t come in a can, I offer this as definitive evidence. All-in-all, this is a great DIPA and one i would love to have regular access to.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (10710) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2011
Can from Andy’s Liquor in Rochester, MN. The beer is a copper-orange color with a medium fluffy white head that diminishes slowly. Small patches of sticky lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops and tropical fruits. Medium bodied and moderately bitter with a citrusy hops character as well as flavors of toasted malt and pine. The finish is hoppy with a lingering grapefruit aftertaste. Good all around.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chibuck (3504) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
Huge thanks to PhiDelt for this four pack. 16oz can into my Narke tulip. Pours a dark peach color with a really nice off white head. Good retention and lacing. The beer is pretty light colored for a dipa...The aroma is super sweet, light caramel, really nice grapefruit with a light alcoholy hop finish. Its not overly strong in respect but nice to smell and balanced...The taste is pretty decent, doesn’t hold up as well as the aroma though. A pretty sweet alcohol dominates the flavor, light pine, a little grapefruit. More pine on the finish. A little too much alcohol, but I was told to drink quickly as the hops might be fading so maybe that is the case? I would love t try this fresth...The feel is pretty light, very warm alcohol finish, but still super easy to drink. This is a sweeter pretty solid dipa. I would love to try it fresh, but I would take a Surly Furious over this any day.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2011
Appearance: lovely orange and coppers – like a shiny new penny. Pithy coppery head voluminous and soft. Recedes with lace and bubbles.
Nose: lemon, pink grapefruit, white grapefruit – freshly squeezed. Zesty, pulpy, and oily. Pine in the back. Hop cone oils sticky and sweet. Dew-dropped freshly cut grass.
Palate: sticky and mouth-coating. Honeycomb underneath and in finish. Orange oils – mandarin and nectarine. Pink grapefruit lingers back top of tongue after each quaff. Hop oils throughout. Orange and grapefruit continue to weave in and out. Lemon skirts the sides while a nice bitter citric skin finish brings lemon and grapefruit to the fore. Pine needles and hop oils in breath.
Final Thoughts: divine and delicious. Like every other beer from Surly Brewing I’ve tasted to date, a shining example of tastiness…in a can. May I have another, please.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (10367) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2012 Can courtesy of arminjewell. Somewhat hazy, reddish orange appearance with an off white head. Super piney, herbal, organic hoppy, a touch citrusy, bitter aroma. Rich piney, orange citrusy, big organic hoppy flavor. Cool brew.

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