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RATINGS: 679   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08/5   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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4
   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!!


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
williamstome (1574) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 8, 2016
Deep brown head. Aroma of citrus, orange, some grass. Flavor of grapefruit, blood orange. Decent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Savage_Night (306) - California, USA - JAN 29, 2016
Pours a light golden orange with a medium white head that fades to a thin cap that?s maintained by a steady stream of carbonation. AROMA: sweet malt, pineapple, tangerines, citrus, lemon zest, herbal hops, spruce, pine resin, caramel, grassy bitterness, spices, floral and herbs. TASTE: malt, pineapple, tangerines, citrus, lemon zest, coriander, hop spice, boozy, spruce, pine resin, caramel, grassy bitterness, spices, floral and herbs. AFTER TASTE: hop spice, malt, grassy bitterness, citrus, and coriander with a crisp oily finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lemke10 (927) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2016
On-tap, this pours a cloudy golden amber color with a slight head. Nice fruity, bitter hop aroma. Taste is smooth, sweet, and bitter. Very nicely made, refreshing and tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thechasm442 (511) - Manhattan, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2016
Can dated 12/3/15 poured in a tulip. Pour is a cloudy apricot with a somewhat foamy off white head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is mango, papaya, citrus fruit, and pine. Taste is juicy tropical and citrus fruit up front. Lots of mango, oranges, and some grapefruit. There is a bit of pine in there and some caramel and a bit of alcohol. to round it out. Beer drinks a bit heavy and sticky. Really awesome.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blueshockey24 (199) - Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2016
Can. Pours light golden with thick white head. Canít 100% put my finger not he aroma. I would say it is a mixture of spicy orange, grapefruit and mango. Taste is a excellent balance of malt and happiness with a fruity warm mango like finish. Itís different from a lot of similar beers in this style iíve tried but i really like it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jandd1983 (3452) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JAN 18, 2016
Can shared at gregwilsonstlís tasting. It poured an amber-orange color with an off-white head. The aroma was dank with pine, grapefruit and some resin. The taste was similar to the aroma with more pine, resin, grapefruit, caramel, bitter florals and some alcohol. Mighty tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (5149) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 16, 2016
The beer pours golden yellow wish a white head. The aroma has pineapple, floral hops, mush and alcohol. It has a medium/full body with soft carbonation. The flavor has tropical fruit, rich pale sweet malt, mild spice and pine. The finish has mild grapefruit. Pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (6050) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Sampled at gregwilsons tasting. Thanks, Greg. Some haze in this yellow gold beer. Blotchy off white foam. Perfumy bright hops in the aroma. Pale malts. Big big hops here. Floral, earth, malts. Somehow there is not all that much going on in here but it combines to make a really good beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nephilium (1596) - Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Big tropical fruit aroma, pours a nearly clear amber with a full white head. The tropical fruit notes continue into the flavor, with a bit of earthiness there to help them out. Thereís just a bit of sweetness from the malt, and then more hop notes come through. Thereís a full body, and a slick mouthfeel. Overall, this is a fantastic IIPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GJF (1448) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Lovely. Can at the Lincoln Wine Bar. This is my new favorite Surly. Itís rich and filled with fresh hop (the nose smells like pot). Plenty of malt but not overly sweet. Well-balanced and creamy.


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