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RATINGS: 649   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
sherm1016 (1220) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kseecs16 (1209) - 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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Guerde (1208) - St. Paul, 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fletchfighters (1205) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrFecesious (1196) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 16, 2013
Beer share. Massive pine nose. Clear amber. Cripes. So good and easy drinkin. I want all of it.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tennisjoel (1196) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Salmoniform (1194) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thome50 (1186) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - MAY 7, 2011
Many cans thanks to mattyb83 and kbutler1! I only give this one a 9 out of 10 on aroma simply because I know there has to be something that smells better than this so I canít quite do the perfect score but it so much deserves it. (Yes, stupid rational.) Tons of pine, citrus and just goodness waft from the glass. Appearance is a golden orange with a nice head but can get a bit unruly if you are too aggressive. The taste is outstanding. The flavors of citrus and pine just burst on to the for front of your tongue and you get even a bit of dankness near the middle until the perfect amount of sweet bitterness comes through to finish things off. Even the palate of this one resonates in your mouth but not enough to be annoying. It does a very nice job of coating your mouth but not being overly syrupy. Overall, the best beer from a can, ever. I hate that I even have to use the can in this rating as this stands up to any DIPA out there hands down. They just need to produce more of this and distribute to Southern California and youíd have the beer store guys having to put up signs saying, "No Abrasive Today!" instead of "No Pliny Today!" Thanks again Matt and Kevin!

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mnurda (1180) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 27, 2011
Canned sample from Blue Max Liquors Perfect colour, taste, carbonation, hops, citrus, etc... Would have given it a five but felt bad giving two in two weeks

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ketchepillar (1172) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Can from Ale something in the Twin Cities. Aroma started really grassy, changed to oniony. Better cold with high carbontation.


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