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RATINGS: 650   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   IBU: 120   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10255) - 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!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (10076) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2011
Can... This beer rocks!… Clear amber/orange ale with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. The fruity aroma consists mainly of pineapple, orange peel and grapefruit. Full-bodied and velvety with modest carbonation. The ultra-fruity flavor actually leans a bit sweet – bursting with juicy citrus and tropical fruits. Finishes fruity, nourishing and bittersweet. Maybe my can is less than fresh, but there is absolutely abrasive about this gem. World class beer packed up and shipped to me by StFun!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (10037) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2012 Can courtesy of arminjewell. Somewhat hazy, reddish orange appearance with an off white head. Super piney, herbal, organic hoppy, a touch citrusy, bitter aroma. Rich piney, orange citrusy, big organic hoppy flavor. Cool brew.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Benzai (9929) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2013 Sampled @ CBC 2013. Clear yellow to golden color, small white head. Smell and taste malts, tropical fruits, mandarin, mango, grapefruit, bitter and hops. What a beer, superb!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (9713) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy (9447) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (9350) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (9272) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 9, 2010
16oz can courtesy of beeranddogs. Pours a clear orange with a towering, creme head. Huge lace and infinite retention. Nose is not fresh hoppy but not stale hoppy, strawberry pancake syrup either. There is some candy corn, maple syrup, Taste is spicy, sweet, fruit punch, floral and herbal hoppy, loaded with honey, mint, butterscotch. Body is chewy, bitter, thick. Definitely not a hop bomb. Never devolves into an astringent, cloying mess. Even not ultra fresh, it has held itself together fairly nicely.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (9220) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2012
500mL can, sent from khoffman43 (thanks a lot, Kyle), pours a fairly clear golden orange with a medium off-white head. Aroma is packed with piney hops, biscuity malts, a little grapefruit and some residual sugar. Flavour brings out a wallop of herbal, piney and grapefruity hops, biscuity malts, a touch of caramel, and some juicy citrus fruitiness on the finish. A nice big, moderately juicy hop bomb without any undesirable astringency. Quite a unique hop profile that works exceedingly well. Well-balanced and highly drinkable. Excellent stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (9091) - 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.


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