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RATINGS: 650   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   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.


3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sthlm (1242) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2010
[Can] Pours clear reddish-amber with a nice off-white head. Aroma is huge, quite sweet (some honey), with grassiness, citrus notes and peach. Taste is exploding with juicy tangerine up front, which gives way to dominating malt. Average mouthfeel, smooth, slightly dry finish. Overall, Iím really torn about this beer. The aroma is very nice, and the taste was far too sweet, but I do like the tangerine. Not overly complex, not great, not worth the price, but pretty decent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (1240) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Sample at EBF. Pours orange gold with an off white head. Aroma is tropical fruit, grapefruit. Flavor follows, a touch of scallions.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
sherm1016 (1233) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2012
On draft at the Lyonís Pub in Minneapolis. Pours a clear, deep amber color with a white head and some lacing. Aroma is hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, a little pine hops. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is bitter, hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, a little malty sweet, with a nice, bittersweet finish. Itís a shame I have to work tomorrow, because I could sit here and drink this all night.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sarlacc83 (1220) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 17, 2013
16oz can courtesy of kscaldef. Thanks! A: Light caramel colored with a substantial foam thatís resting in the neck of the tulip. Not really enough room to test the legs, and thatís OK. N: I can smell this from a foot away. Deep whiffs of pineapple, mango, and passionfruit. Some grapefruit, but leans more towards the tropical. Sticky crystallized sugar and a great base for the pine and earthiness. Tour de force, if a bit on the sweet side. T: Sticky, candied pineapples. More of the tropical mango and passionfruit. Very sweet, but it runs right along the boundary between cloying and just right, alternating between sips. There is that dank base that overloads the pine needles that I donít much appreciate because it stings, but this is really, truly good in spite of a minor flaw. M: Very sticky. Iím not even sure what the body feels like because of the stickiness. Alcohol is quite evident. O: For being a double IPA, this is more potent than some TIPAs Iíve had. Carries a pretty large stick to beat you over the head with, so if youíre in the mood for something rough, thisíll be perfectly abrasive.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fletchfighters (1217) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2012
Thanks to Owen for the can. 20/11/12 canning date. Honey gold color, big, thick white head. Good sticky lacing. Candied grapefruit, candied orange, pine, resin and tropical notes in the nose. Well balanced and just a excellent nose. Grapefruit, orange peel, pine, and resin taste. Supremely fresh and just tasty. Well balanced between bitter and sweet. Long lasting candied pine finish. Sessionable 9% beast.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kseecs16 (1210) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2009
Draught at the Grumpy Bulldog in Naperville. Dark copper orange amner with a thin creamy off-white head that leaves a ton of lacing all down the glass in big swathes. Aroma is very piney and resimous. Flavor floral and piney hops with a deep rich dank body. Bitterness is potent but not extreme. If this had just a bit more vibrant hops it would be amazing. Full creamy mouth feel.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Guerde (1210) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2011 (tap at Acadia) Pours orange with a thin white head that leaves good lacing on the goblet. Aroma is full of crushed mint, grapefruit, celery (not digging the vegetal presence), some cedar (Humidor?), and shades of tropical juiciness. Slightly herbal and resinous as well. Taste is rather sweet and very underwhelming, and it was quite difficult to pull out any distinct qualities in the flavor. Faintly bitter with some grapefruit pith, but the sweetness really dominated everything else. Alcohol is never present which is a plus. Mouthfeel is medium and carbonation is restrained. This beer plays second fiddle to other DIPAs Iíve sampled, and at the price point of $16 a 4-pack, Iím glad I only tried it once (and only once) on-tap. Really disappointing.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tennisjoel (1208) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2009
Many thanks to Skyview for a growler of this. Copper red pour. Thin head. Grapefruit, tangerine, mango, and some floral hops. Balanced and not overly bitter. Nice smooth palate for the style. Surly knows what theyíre doing when it comes to hop forward brews. Hopefully this gets brewed again.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
XaenDovet (1202) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 16, 2013
Beer share. Massive pine nose. Clear amber. Cripes. So good and easy drinkin. I want all of it.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Salmoniform (1199) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Poured from can to glass. Hazy straw hue with white head that dissipated to a ring. Aroma is a hop explosion of citrus, pine, naval orange, big grapefruit aroma. Mouthfeel is nice with light body and great carbonation. Taste is dry with nice hop bitterness. Overall this is a really nice brew with huge hop flavored and aroma. Very little maltiness to be found.


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