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RATINGS: 651   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 26, 2010
Surprise beer from barleyPops - thanks Dad!!! Light, clear orange pour with a frothy white head; lacing sticks to the side of the glass all the way down. strong citrusy aroma. resinous hops and sticky sweet malts dominate, some toffee and caramel as well. very malty. creamy, full-bodied mouthfeel for an IIPA. very tasty beer!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (3372) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 13, 2015
Glass, 20-ounce, draught, drunk at Chuck’s Voodoo Lounge, trip for Dark Lord Day with Luc Bourbonnière, savoured on April 26 2015; eye: yellowish, hazy, light effervescence, sheet of white head that thins out, average lacing; nose: resinous hops, pine, grapefruit, slight orange; mouth: resinous hops, pine, grapefruit, slight orange, dry finale in grapefruit with slight presence of orange, medium-full body, good carbonation, rather bitter, just a touch of sweetness, harsh texture; overall: quite good FRANÇAIS Verre, 20 onces, en fût, bue chez Chuck’s Voodoo Lounge, voyage pour Dark Lord Day avec Luc Bourbonnière, savourée le 26 avril 2015; œil : jaunâtre, voilée, légère effervescence, couverture de mousse blanche qui s’amincit, dentelle moyenne; nez : houblon résineux, pin, pamplemousse, très léger orange; bouche : houblon résineux, pin, pamplemousse, très léger orange, finale sèche en pamplemousse avec très légère présence d’orange, corps moyen-corsé, bonne carbonatation, plutôt amère, à peine sucrée, texture râpeuse; en résumé : bien bon

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
berntholer (1474) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 22, 2015
dense ivorywhite head leaves structured lacing. orange colour. aroma is citrus, passionfruit, grapefruit, sulphury, caramel. taste like aroma, sweet caramel, malty with a long bitter resinous finish. medium carbonation and body, quite dense mouthfeel. can 50cl / bd jan-2015

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuffMan (8176) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 30, 2015
On tap, my iPhone notes don’t say where, but I believe it was @ Stout Barrel House in Chicago. Anyway, wow this was a good IIPA!! Juicy stonefruit and sweet citrus hops, nice malt structure (not too sweet), with the abrasively bitter finish as promised. This and Three Floyd’s Pavement Funeral are two outstanding IIPAs I’ve had recently. Just excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bricks (774) - Delaware, USA - APR 17, 2015
Thick mouthfeel, golden yellow beer. Very hoppy, but a floral sweet hop. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
aleigator (510) - GERMANY - APR 8, 2015
Surly abrasive ’15 Pours an orange-amber color, with a half finger broad, white head. Intriguing aromas of grass, lime, pineapple and biscuity, sweeter malts. Due to the prominent malts, the fruity hops melt well into the beers sweetness, evoking aromas of juicy ananas dipped into honey, with a prikly kiwi peak to it. Lively, slightly metallic mouthfeel, highlighting the citrus qualities of the beer. Tastes of citrus, with a dank quality to it and balancing, earthy malts. This is bursting with hops, unleashing a very bitter, slightly tropical onslaught, almost overpowering my palate. It does not, because of glazed malts, providing nothing more but a basic malt presence, letting the hops shine big times. Finishes with an immense, dry bitterness, accentuating citrus hops, which stay on the tongue for a very long time. Pine and honey, accompanied by a subtle metallic hint, resulting from the carbonation, interact incredible well with the tongue numbing citrus bitterness, tranforming the taste more and more into a tropical fruit direction, due to the distinct, honeyed malts infusion. This beer is truly abrasive, while it highlights all the positive characteristics of a well composed IIPA. Its versatile in taste, while it provides a merciless bitterness, wrapped up by citraic fruits and honeyed malts.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joshmcg000 (374) - Iowa, USA - APR 4, 2015
Pours hazy gold with white head. Aroma is big on citrus and tropical fruit and citrus with grainy caramel malt, great. My favorite kind of beer, a hop juice style ipa. Tasteis same as aroma. Doesnt get to much better than this, balanced perfectly with the caramel malt, but heavy on the hop side. Great stuff.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mccartyjp72 (1) - - APR 3, 2015 does not count
Maybe my favorite, wish it was in their regular line up not just seasonal.floral, citrus, caramel, cereal, golden, hazy, white foam, very bitter, medium sweetness, very bitter, lively, full body,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bule (1328) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2015
16oz can pours a hazy yellow amber color with a bit of head. Nice thick citrusy hop flavors. Well balanced and nice lingering hoppiness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Berard (481) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Can. Pours brownish orange with a thin white head that dissipates. Very fragrant with light carbonation. Grapefruit bitters with a hint of pineapple. Reasonable complexity. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mr_Abner (221) - Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Can. Pours a hazy orange. Aromas of fruity hops and b.o.; tangerine, orange. Tastes similar; juicy fruits, orange, some onion. A medium, lasting bitterness. Medium bodied with a slightly creamy mouthfeel; less than average carbonation.

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