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RATINGS: 699   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   IBU: 120   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11939) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
cloudy golden, small white head. nice hoppy aroma, pine, grapefruit, fruit peel, faint oranges. malts quite weak. flavor is strong hoppy, pine, grapefruit,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (11913) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2010
Can shared by guyinchicago at the RBSG Grand Tasting. Thanks! Pours a clear copper color with a medium head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus and earthy hops with slightly nutty malty notes. The taste is leafy, herbal hops with some citrus and caramel. Medium bodied. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (11607) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2011
Can from Andy’s Liquor in Rochester, MN. The beer is a copper-orange color with a medium fluffy white head that diminishes slowly. Small patches of sticky lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops and tropical fruits. Medium bodied and moderately bitter with a citrusy hops character as well as flavors of toasted malt and pine. The finish is hoppy with a lingering grapefruit aftertaste. Good all around.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (11579) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2009
Sampled from Growler. I never thought I would get a crack at this one! Poured a medium and cloudy amber color wtih a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of citrus (oranges and grapefruits), pine, floral, tangerines, and ’sticky’. Tastes of the same citrus, pine, caramel, and the same stickiness. Nice and hoppy with a malt balance in the taste. Alcohol content hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (11403) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2013
Draught @ CBC 2013: Golden coloured. Unclear. Dense beige head. Aroma: Herbs, flowers, citrus, tropical fruits. Flavour. Full of tropical notes, flowers, grape, herbs, some caramel. Medium to full bodied. Ends heravily floral bitter. Nice.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (11398) - Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2011
473ml can. Canned on 12/01/11. The first thing you notice when you pour it is not the color but the smell, you kinda wanna sing to yourself a happy tune. It pours a copperish color with a frothy white head. The smell is awesome. Tons and tons of mango, persimmon, papaya all wrapped up in a nice sugar cane like sweetness. The flavor follows. Sweet and tropical with a nice piney bitterness on the back end. Perhaps a bit sweet but a nice tropical IPA, surely not abrasive, a bit cloying, but otherwise easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy (11219) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2012
Fresh abrasive from John, brewed less than 2 weeks earlier. Wafts hops several feet. Light yellow with a big head. Big IBU. Good drinkability. Orange, tangerine, fantastic IPA, great hops. Crazy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (11211) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2013
Tap at CBC 2013. Pours clear golden with an off white head. Aroma of grapefruit, citrus, grass, tropical fruits and orange. Flavor is light to moderate sweet and heavy bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10883) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2009
Guest tap at Piece and HELL YEAH! Amber pour wtih an off white head. Tons of hops, fruit, caramel, and MORE HOPS! Grapefruit galore! Flavor is loaded with grapefruit and some good caramel malt balance. Great mouthfeel and just a great beer!

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