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RATINGS: 651   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   IBU: 120   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fletchfighters (1252) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2011
Pours deep gold to amber. Nose is fresh grassy hops, fruity pineapple hops, purfume, Biscuity English malt and citrus. Taste is slightly sweet while simultaneously giving way to bitterness atop the full body an rich malt character. No alcohol presence. Clean hop character. Great hoppy beer even though it has a huge English malt character.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sthlm (1250) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocJitsu (1250) - Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Pours a crystal clear pure golden color with an antique white head. The head is quite stubborn, contributing to the aesthetics of the beer. It has primarily a grapefruit nose with some pine breaking through. The bouquet is vibrant and it doesnít fade as the head dissipates. It has a big, thick, full mouthfeel with the perfect amount of carbonation to accentuate the entire experience. The usual pine and grapefruit flavors, but with an extraordinary balance. Iíve begun to notice that with these IPAs, the key component is balance. Nose, mouthfeel, flavor, finish--this one has it. It all works well together like a well-oiled machine.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GodOfThunder (1248) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2009
Special thanks to Beerlando for hooking us all up with a growler. Aroma is strong and sweet. Mostly vanilla and citrus hops. Flavor is lighter, with more bitter hops and vanilla, but also a nice malty finish. Fairly sweet, as well. Very well balanced and very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
sherm1016 (1247) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Can. Split with and courtesy of Tom. Pours a honey orange with a fat fluffed white head and some spotted sea-foam lacing. Aroma is so unqiue; oniony, fresh pine, bitter blood orange, and some insane peanut brittle. Medium bodied with a chewy, thick, yet soft palate. Flavors run along the hop profile line with some savory, oniony, and subtle earthy peanut butter flavors. I know it sounds odd, but it all works so well. Trust me. This is one hell of an IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thome50 (1229) - 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Salmoniform (1227) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
XaenDovet (1222) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 16, 2013
Beer share. Massive pine nose. Clear amber. Cripes. So good and easy drinkin. I want all of it.

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