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RATINGS: 604   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   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.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeworrall (83) - USA - FEB 13, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2014 Citrus odor in the air as soon as you pop the top of the 16 oz can. Color is bright yellow with just a bit of haze & a nice head. On tasting, there are hints of apricot & pine on a sweet caramel malt backbone. Tasted head-to-head against one of my favorite IIPA’s - Oskar Blues Deviant Dale’s - I found this to be much more complex and interesting, but not as smooth and balanced as Oskar Blues Finish is dry & bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5443) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 3, 2014
50cl can, as Surly Abrasive Ale, exclusive American brew, thx alot to Thomas for bringing this over!, very complex bitter brew, bitter/fruity and slightly woody/malty, very balanced, hazy, good head, very good brew, yet expensive!, ’Only minor notes of ageing; wondering how this awesome beer tasted when fresh...’

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
popway (44) - California, USA - AUG 12, 2014
The can has a cool cartoon. Hops abound in the nose, strong and piney. On the pour, a murky light yellow appreance with frothy head that dissapates quickly. I like the palate, with a slightly sticky mouthfeel and a light bite on the backside balanced with a mild sweetness. It’s crisp without being overbearing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2014
2011 backlog. Fresh can from Skyview – thanks Bob. Pours slightly hazy dark gold with a one finger white head. The nose is mango, tangerine and ripe orange. The taste is caramel, fresh citrus, and a nice resin finish that lingers. Nice medium semi-creamy mouth feel. Great DIPA. 4.3

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
johnnymusky (240) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 26, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2014 This beer is close to flawless....best surly product i have tried....absolutely fantastic...just picked up a case....are there really 14 dbl ipas better than this?...omar please bring the price down so we all can enjoy this beer since we taxpayers are paying for your new brewery...16 bucks for 4 really!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
vandc01 (75) - North Branch, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Poured from a can dated 1/7/2014. Aroma - Can smell the aroma as soon as the can is popped - truly amazing. Tons of tropical aroma - perfect. Appearance - golden clear color, lots of carbonation coming up. Half finger of white head that disappears quickly. Taste - Amazing. One of my favorite beers. My only wish is that it was year round rather than seasonal. Palate - Flavor in the front and back of the tongue. Overall - definitely one of my favorite beers around. Glad it is local.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cuso (4559) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 18, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2014 Can from Douberd, many thanks christos. golden color with medium white head. Nice strong citrus hoppy aroma with pines. Solid malty base followed by nice grapefruit, grapefruit yest, pines. Long hoppy bitter finish. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MisoW (1329) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 18, 2014
Can, courtesy of Cuso. Pours golden color, white head. Aroma is citrusy, grapefruit, orange, hoppy and bit malty. Taste is bitter, grapefruit, orange peel, peach. Extra nice bittersweet hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dohny (217) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 18, 2014
Can. Yellow color with creamy white head. Citrusy hop aroma. Big malty base with grapefruit zest bitterness. Medium body, moderate carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niko100 (2001) - Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Hazy golden color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of malt, rich citrus hops, pine, & tropical fruit; Flavor of slight sweet malt, caramel, fruity hops, and citrus; Finish is slightly bitter; Nicely balanced; Just classic - very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ipalotdotcom (14) - USA - JUN 29, 2014
The nose gives huge amounts of orangey malt with a touch of grapefruit. The color is light amber and hazy with bubbles and ’nummies’ aka sediment. Medium sweetness leads while the stealthy bitterness attacks like a grapefruit pith ninja in the mid palate, The body is deceptively full. The ascorbic character disguises the boozy weight of this ale until you have had a few mouthfuls. Plenty of bubbles keep the sediment moving around the glass. The finish is medium length and kind of clean. Overall this is a great beer, if not a little pricey. It’s limited release window and distribution radius make it a much sought after beer. Definitely worth a try if you can get your hands on one.

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