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RATINGS: 651   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2010
Can:   Fiery amber, moderate to large frothy off-white head, nice lacing, light carbonation.   High octane hop tea is what I would call this aroma.   Heavy citrus presense on the tongue, sweet but not cloying, with a big background of tea leaves and hops.   Its not very bitter, but it feels big.   Sweet citrusy malty with a big hop tea like background.   Very well balanced between the malts and hops.   Too easy to drink, really.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Lingering citrus sweetness, background of hop tea.   Amazingly smooth.   Not as thick and malty as I like, but this one is very well balanced and probably one of the better IIPAs I have had in a long time.   Recommended.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2010
16oz can courtesy of skyview. thanks, bob! pours a very nice, pale, orange-gold with a thick, creamy, eggshell head leaving drippy rings of lace. aroma is fantastic with huge, fresh, citrus hop notes of orange, pink grapefruit, and lime zest with a massive tropical fruit background of pineapple, frozen peaches, and passion fruit and just a hint of toffee. flavor is great as well with the sweet, juicy tropical fruit notes of pineapple, mango, passion fruit, and apricot coming to the forefront ahead of citrus flavors of tangerine and pink grapefruit with just enough sweet, slightly nutty, caramel malts to add balance. palate is on the heftier side of medium bodied with a creamy mouthfell, solid carbonation, and a long, bitter, tropical fruit finish. overall, a fantastic and surprisingly tropical dipa. big ups to bob for getting this one to me fresh!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LamarBurton (376) - California, USA - SEP 30, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2011 Can. From Notes. If you like hops, this beer is for you. Pours a clear golden amber with a diminishing head. Aroma is all about the hops...hard pressed to really find anything else there. Maybe a bit of caramel/crystal malt. Flavors start with hops, and finish with hops, with the same minor malt tones picked up in the aroma. Hop resins coat the tongue from first sip to last. A decent beer, somewhat one dimensional. EDIT: Had the ’10 version on tap at Stubs, a bit better than last year. (7, 5, 7, 4, 16)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - SEP 23, 2010
1 pint can courtesy of ncmussell. Thanks. pours a translucent copper color with a medium white head that soon recedes to a fine film and shows some lacing. The aroma was soap, pine and caramel malts. The flavor was biter hops forward with some oranges, more soap, pine resin and malts. The palate was full and smooth with soft carbonation. The finish was short, dry and clean. Overall: A very tasty concoction, but perhaps just a bit too long past its prime. I’ll make a note to re-rate sometime in the future.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
manny57 (162) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 18, 2010
Can courtesy of Nate. Poured into a pint glass. This reminds me of another brew I had recently, but I can’t seem to put my finger on it. Taste-wise this is a very likeable beer. I only wish I had another can.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 6, 2010
Thanks to savvy1982 for the share! Pours very pale orange. The aroma is sweet, citric, and reminds me of earl gray tea. The flavor has honey, lemon , grapefruit, candy, tea, and a long bitter finish. Not bad for an IIPA in a can.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2010
Canned. Thanks to the Epeeist. Orange orange with lasting poppy bubbling off-white head. Aroma is floral pungent almost cleaning supply like with a little butterscotch and sticky citrus but not that stinging nose opening citrus, more subtle. Flavor follows suite with huge sticky resiny pines and chewy offensive (maybe abrasive) hops.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3568) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 17, 2010
Pours a deep orange witha good head and good lace. The aorma is lots of floral and citrus hops along with a bit of onion. The flavor is big and grape-fruity with some onion and citrus rind bitterness. Not really sweet but more floral sweet, if that makes any sense. Nice beer indeed.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11901) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2010
RBSG 2010. Poured a hazy copper color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate to heavy complex earthy hop aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish that was long lasting. This is a standout can beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (11228) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2010
16 oz. can poured a hazy golden amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of pine, pink grapefruit, apricot, tangerine and cookie. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, pink grapefruit, apricot, tangerine, pine and light earthiness with a smooth dry lingering bitter fruity finish.


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