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RATINGS: 588   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.


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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bnielsen13 (221) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Can at home. Pours orange with an off white head. Aroma is lots of pine and citrus and some malt. Flavor is pine, citrus, resin and a little malt. Very nice beer, one of my favorites.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdb288 (353) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2014
Fresh can. Pours cloudy yellow, tall white head. Good head retention on this one. Lots of aromatics - grapefruit, tangerine, dragon fruit (anyone?), fresh bread. Got a nice punch of hops in the flavor - juicy, some pine/resin but more subtle than "Abrasive". Lots of biscuit/cookie notes as it warms. Really solid stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markducommun (101) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2014
Pale yellow, light white head. Fruity, berry nose, some pine resin. Very fresh, bitter and sour in roughly equal proportions. Lighter, not terribly alcoholic, quite effervescent. Really nice and well balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
troyc (2227) - Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2014
[Tap] Pours a dark golden color with a distinct haze to it. Copious amounts of citrus hops and pine sap in the aroma and taste. Strong resiny character with an oily and coating mouthfeel. Lingering dry and bitter finish seems to last forever.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olr1984 (921) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2014
16oz can almost 2 months old and still tasted good. A bit of faded hop and pine taste. Would like to try this fresh.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mfp13jr (35) - Glenville, New York, USA - APR 12, 2014
Big fluffy white head poured from the can into a snifter. Slightly medicinal nose and quite hazy dark straw. Very hop and malt forward. Very nice beer. Medium to slightly heavy bodied beer with tons of hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stoutnick (391) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2014
On tap at The Globe Pub, Chicago. Light golden look. Aroma is hops. Taste is a bit of a strange mix - smooth, hops, minor fruits, but finish is sweaty armpits. Good drinker but that finish is just yuck.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arnold931 (196) - Iowa, USA - APR 10, 2014
Can from son in St Paul. Nose is big citrus with some pine. Color is yellow orange and kind of cloudy. Delicious. I can see why they call it abrasive!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremytoni (2926) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2014
From the tap poured an amber color with a small amount of head. Nice strong hoppy flavor with a quick finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kkleu357 (165) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 1, 2014
Holy cloudyness. Looks like there is a lot of suspended yeast in the body. Excellent malty hop aroma. Pretty tasty. Very thick mouthfeel. Lots of hop flavors. Citrus lemony taste is strong. Some malt taste comes through, but I get more sweetness from the aroma than the taste.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Lothore (455) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
A- Pours a tangerine hue with a thick, chunky, 2 finger off white head. S- Punch in the nose of citrusey hops, lots of grapefruit, malty breadiness underneath. T- Caramel, tons of grapefruit as in the nose, pine, citrus fruit. M- Chewy and sticky, medium bodied with plenty of carbonation. D- This will easily be one of my favorite brews of the year. Glad maximum12 sent me 4 ... I cannot see myself letting go of them! By far my favorite surly brew to date.


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