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RATINGS: 648   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 20, 2014
16oz can - Aroma - a dry-hop extravaganza. Mangos, oranges, grapefruit and pine needles. Appearance - hazy orange body, 2-finger head, average retention, no lacing Mouthfeel - medium carbonation, medium-full bodied, creamy mouthfeel Flavor - green pepper/vegetal hop, sweet oranges, pine sap pronounced. Long bitter, abrasive finish...heh Overall - if Surly managed to align the flavor with the aroma look out. As it is, an excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eduardovl (1019) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2014 473ml can served in a pint glass. A: Pours a clear orange color forming a light yellow bubbled big head. Medium retention and lots of molasses lacings left in the glass S: Strong caramel and caramel malts in the nose. Interesting "something else" here. Maybe honey or some spice. A bit of alcohol and tons of flowery and citruses hops T: Slightly sweet caramel upfront. A bit fruity too. Which is followed by a dry and bitter hoppy taste. Hops are herbal and citrus too. A bit fruity. In overall, I would say, perfect! M: Medium to heavy body. Molasses. Medium carbonation and a delicious bittersweet aftertaste O: Excellent drinkability. Absolutely great IIPA. Perfect [ BA Review @ 6/19/2013 ]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4901) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Bottom Danish pour at a tasting. Very enjoyable. Bold fruity hops. Tasty malt balance. Good stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (6546) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"wish list beer from Travis. abrasive pours a dark deep golden. nice head. feel is slick and smooth. 10 weeks or so old, still smells fresh, maybe a little restrained on the hop flavor, which is still vibrant piney and grapefruit peels. very nice. Surly knocks another one out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 3, 2014
50cl can, as Surly Abrasive Ale, exclusive American brew, thx alot to Thomas for bringing this over!, very complex bitter brew, bitter/fruity and slightly woody/malty, very balanced, hazy, good head, very good brew, yet expensive!, ’Only minor notes of ageing; wondering how this awesome beer tasted when fresh...’

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
popway (75) - California, USA - AUG 12, 2014
The can has a cool cartoon. Hops abound in the nose, strong and piney. On the pour, a murky light yellow appreance with frothy head that dissapates quickly. I like the palate, with a slightly sticky mouthfeel and a light bite on the backside balanced with a mild sweetness. It’s crisp without being overbearing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2014
2011 backlog. Fresh can from Skyview – thanks Bob. Pours slightly hazy dark gold with a one finger white head. The nose is mango, tangerine and ripe orange. The taste is caramel, fresh citrus, and a nice resin finish that lingers. Nice medium semi-creamy mouth feel. Great DIPA. 4.3

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
johnnymusky (452) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 26, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2014 This beer is close to flawless....best surly product i have tried....absolutely fantastic...just picked up a case....are there really 14 dbl ipas better than this?...omar please bring the price down so we all can enjoy this beer since we taxpayers are paying for your new brewery...16 bucks for 4 really!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
vandc01 (156) - North Branch, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Poured from a can dated 1/7/2014. Aroma - Can smell the aroma as soon as the can is popped - truly amazing. Tons of tropical aroma - perfect. Appearance - golden clear color, lots of carbonation coming up. Half finger of white head that disappears quickly. Taste - Amazing. One of my favorite beers. My only wish is that it was year round rather than seasonal. Palate - Flavor in the front and back of the tongue. Overall - definitely one of my favorite beers around. Glad it is local.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cuso (5557) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 18, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2014 Can from Douberd, many thanks christos. golden color with medium white head. Nice strong citrus hoppy aroma with pines. Solid malty base followed by nice grapefruit, grapefruit yest, pines. Long hoppy bitter finish. Very tasty.

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