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RATINGS: 604   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   IBU: 120   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Sure weíre abrasive. We were abrasive long before we were Surly. If you visit the brewery you can still see remnants of the industrial manufacturing factory Omarís parents ran for 35 years within those same 4 walls. Bandsaw blades, grinding wheels, and sanding discs came long before ales and lagers. But letís 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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theis (13393) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
Can at RBJG#2 - Grand Tasting Timís Place. Clear yellow - white head. High hoppy, sweetness, dry bitterness, grape fruits, lemon, grassy, lovely, light sweet malty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2010
(16oz can, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, and weed. Flavor of pineapple, caramel malt, citrus, herbs, and pine with a bitter finish.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (11835) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Can courtesy of evanlarkin, thanks! Murky golden brown color, large tan head with good retention. Aroma is amazing flowery pine. Taste is resinous pine and bitter lemon with rising bread dough. Very nice, but lives up to its name.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (11199) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2013
CBC. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and rather hoppy - fruit and grapefruit. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 030513

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (11184) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2013
Can, bought @ Mikkeller Bar, Viktoriagade. Pours clear golden with a large, staying, creamy, white head. Aroma has lovely peach, grapefruit, luscious oranges. Medium carbonation, very dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has mild maltiness, heavy bitter hops. Grapefruit, oranges, peach, light pine. Lingering heavy fresh fruity bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (11127) - DENMARK - MAY 8, 2013
Tap @ CBC. Clear deep golden with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hops, citrus and grapefruit. Flavour is malt, fruit, hops, citrus, grapefruit, bitter, pine and a little sweet.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11066) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 10, 2010
Can from Guerde. Thanks guy! Depending how itís held, it poured amber, copper or ruddy copper. The head was substantial and foamy. The hop aroma could anesthetize a pachyderm. The flavor starts resin, goes floral and permits a little malt to seep out. The finish is harshly, scratch that, abrasively bitter. Damn itís good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10969) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2013
Tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013 - Session 1. Pours clear yellow with a fine, white foam head. Lots of fresh grapefruit in here, some melon and tangerine. Medium to full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Good and resinous on the finish with lots more juicy, sticky citrus fruits. A really nice DIPA.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brokensail (10917) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 14, 2010
A: The beer is amber in color with great clarity and a massive cream colored head on top which sticks to the edge of the glass. S: A hop bomb if Iíve ever smelled one! Very reminiscent of Sculpinís aromas. A ton of tropical fruit, especially pineapples and mangos along with plenty of juicy citrus. No malt to be found. T: The sweet tropical fruits are really the main attraction here as well. The pineapple and mango provide a nice sweetness, along with some peaches. There is plenty of juicy grapefruit and pine on the finish to give the beer a great bitterness. M: Medium in body with a low to moderate carbonation and a really crisp finish to the beer. D: I say it everytime I have a Surly beer, and Iíll say it again: awesome! These guys really have a good thing going and Iím glad to have some more of this one in the fridge.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2010
Name: 16 Grit
Date: January 10, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, HMoG
Appearance: hazy orange, fine off white head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet orange and tangerine aroma with a touch of grapefruit and pine
Flavor: sweet pine and grapefruit flavor, lots of citrus orange, light balancing bitterness, touch of peppery alcohol

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.8/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

Date: November 12, 2010
Mode: Can
Source: Tasting
Appearance: hazy orange, frothy white head, thick lace
Aroma: sweet citrus aroma, light floral
Body: creamy body
Flavor: liquid citrus hop flavor, light bitterness

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4


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