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RATINGS: 695   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   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.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
euniceradio (378) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2016 Can to cervoise. Pours clear to hazy light orange, white sticky head. Aroma of pine, resin, grapefruit, trop fruit and peppercorn. Taste of same with great spiced hop flavor. Finish is bitter and semi-dry. Mouthfeel is mod, syrupy, good carb. Brew is very similar to Stone Enjoy By. DELICIOUS!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (4224) - Michigan, USA - NOV 16, 2015
16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 11/2/2015. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of huge grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, papaya, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, light honey, bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fantastic aromas with awesome complexity and balance of dank citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate pale malt sweetness; with great strength. Taste of huge grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, papaya, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, light honey, bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind/herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, papaya, mango, lemon/orange peel, pine, light honey, bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dank citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate pale malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero astringent flavors after the finish. Good amount of dryness from bitterness as well. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, sticky/resinous, and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an incredible DIPA. All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dank citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate pale malt sweetness; and very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ben4321 (5356) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 16, 2015
Draft at Shoeless Joe’s, 11/16/15. Palindromic rating #5005. Unclear orange color with a thin head and some light, spotty lacing. Dank and hoppy aroma. Orange and other citrus. Good malt backbone as well, but the hops dominate the aroma and flavor. Drinks clean and smooth with a lasting dry close. The ABV is well hidden here.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rasta51181 (9) - Iowa, USA - NOV 6, 2015 does not count
This beer was definitely abrasive on the enamel. Very flavorful with an extremely bitter mouth feel. Pungent and dank

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrunkSanta410 (792) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2015
Can at home. Pours a hazy orange, thin white head with little retention. Aroma is tropical fruit, pineapple, mango, apricot, honey and light cracker. Taste is fruity, apricot, pineapple, mango. A bit of honey and light cracker. Light alcohol burn on the palate. Light to medium body, medium carbonation. Very good beer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (3581) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 13, 2015
Glass, 20-ounce, draught, drunk at Chuck’s Voodoo Lounge, trip for Dark Lord Day with Luc Bourbonnière, savoured on April 26 2015; eye: yellowish, hazy, light effervescence, sheet of white head that thins out, average lacing; nose: resinous hops, pine, grapefruit, slight orange; mouth: resinous hops, pine, grapefruit, slight orange, dry finale in grapefruit with slight presence of orange, medium-full body, good carbonation, rather bitter, just a touch of sweetness, harsh texture; overall: quite good FRANÇAIS Verre, 20 onces, en fût, bue chez Chuck’s Voodoo Lounge, voyage pour Dark Lord Day avec Luc Bourbonnière, savourée le 26 avril 2015; œil : jaunâtre, voilée, légère effervescence, couverture de mousse blanche qui s’amincit, dentelle moyenne; nez : houblon résineux, pin, pamplemousse, très léger orange; bouche : houblon résineux, pin, pamplemousse, très léger orange, finale sèche en pamplemousse avec très légère présence d’orange, corps moyen-corsé, bonne carbonatation, plutôt amère, à peine sucrée, texture râpeuse; en résumé : bien bon

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
berntholer (1532) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 22, 2015
dense ivorywhite head leaves structured lacing. orange colour. aroma is citrus, passionfruit, grapefruit, sulphury, caramel. taste like aroma, sweet caramel, malty with a long bitter resinous finish. medium carbonation and body, quite dense mouthfeel. can 50cl / bd jan-2015

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuffMan (8801) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 30, 2015
On tap, my iPhone notes don’t say where, but I believe it was @ Stout Barrel House in Chicago. Anyway, wow this was a good IIPA!! Juicy stonefruit and sweet citrus hops, nice malt structure (not too sweet), with the abrasively bitter finish as promised. This and Three Floyd’s Pavement Funeral are two outstanding IIPAs I’ve had recently. Just excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bricks (903) - Delaware, USA - APR 17, 2015
Thick mouthfeel, golden yellow beer. Very hoppy, but a floral sweet hop. Very good.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
aleigator (640) - GERMANY - APR 8, 2015
Surly abrasive ’15 Pours an orange-amber color, with a half finger broad, white head. Intriguing aromas of grass, lime, pineapple and biscuity, sweeter malts. Due to the prominent malts, the fruity hops melt well into the beers sweetness, evoking aromas of juicy ananas dipped into honey, with a prikly kiwi peak to it. Lively, slightly metallic mouthfeel, highlighting the citrus qualities of the beer. Tastes of citrus, with a dank quality to it and balancing, earthy malts. This is bursting with hops, unleashing a very bitter, slightly tropical onslaught, almost overpowering my palate. It does not, because of glazed malts, providing nothing more but a basic malt presence, letting the hops shine big times. Finishes with an immense, dry bitterness, accentuating citrus hops, which stay on the tongue for a very long time. Pine and honey, accompanied by a subtle metallic hint, resulting from the carbonation, interact incredible well with the tongue numbing citrus bitterness, tranforming the taste more and more into a tropical fruit direction, due to the distinct, honeyed malts infusion. This beer is truly abrasive, while it highlights all the positive characteristics of a well composed IIPA. Its versatile in taste, while it provides a merciless bitterness, wrapped up by citraic fruits and honeyed malts.


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