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RATINGS: 649   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
krumbum (607) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Beautiful earthy aromas. Slightly hazy golden color lasting head. Smooth stone fruit hop flavors. Lasting pleasant hop bittness. Have had pliny, have had headdy, right on par awesome.

5
   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,

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mnurda (1180) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 27, 2011
Canned sample from Blue Max Liquors Perfect colour, taste, carbonation, hops, citrus, etc... Would have given it a five but felt bad giving two in two weeks

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
motorhed (10) - Maple Grove, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2012
Tasting from a can on 1/14/12. Canned 12/14/11, poured into a Dogfish Head signature glass. A: Appearance is cloudy copper with a tanish head. Light levels of lacing throughout the tasting. S: Where do i start? Smells like pine, grapefruit, big on hop aroma. Overall, smells intense like a big DIPA should. Reminds me of Maharaja. T: Grapefruit, pine, citra (?) hops, and tangerine. Get a little bit of the alcohol on the finish but just enough to know itís there. MF: Medium mouthfeel with lower levels of carbonation (maybe felt that way due to the high ABV?) and a drier finish. Smooth. O: This is one of my favorite Surly brews and DIPAís in general, iím very fortunate to be able to find this locally. I cant help but compare it to Avery Maharaja which i think is fairly similar in style and complexity. I remember taking down a couple of growlers of this stuff with friends when it was called 16 Grit. Have loved it ever since. Iím glad i only have 11 more in my cellar to finish up. =) Serving type: can Reviewed on: 01-14-2012 21:32:05

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
A_Train (10) - - NOV 26, 2012
8oz pour from a cask tapped by Omar himself minutes ago. Brilliant all around with one hell of a nose. Extra pound of hops in the cask. Dang it all. This review sucks, but the beer is epic. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fitwitchik (390) - USA - JAN 25, 2015
Poured from a can on a trade with our new friends met at Surly Darkness Day dated January 9th 2015 into a Surly Brewing snifter a deep golden with a heavenly pillow top head. Aroma is flat out locker room BO (u know it) with a twist of citrus. DAMN!! Love this even if I never take a sip. Flavor is sweet & juicy citrus with a uber resin finish. Perfectly balanced. In my top 5 DIPA--no top 3. And gratefully I have had some slam good DIPAs in my drinking career. They hit this one RIGHT ON! Overall this brew is above outstanding.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bobbypaulson (217) - Fergus Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2012 yet again another great super hopy IPA. pours a murky amber with a clean white head. Smell is of flowers and citrus. Taste is that amazing bitter hop taste that smooths out with citrus. A Great beer. This years (2012) abrasive was honestly the best IPA Iíve ever Had!!!!! So happy itís was very available this season!!!!!!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
trail_and_ale (43) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 3, 2011
I had the pleasure to share a 4-pack with friends on New Yearís, and we were all left clamoring for more. Lovely orange color and perfect head with an assault of hop aromas, with pine and citrus at the forefront. A stinky hop-bomb dream. The citrusy, hoppy flavors from start to finish made my finish to 2010 a night to remember.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
urge13 (17) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - APR 14, 2011
From 16oz Can poured a beautiful orange amber, The smells are like a tropical fruit salad. Pineapple, mango and orange. All these tastes pop right out as well, a sweetness with balanced with floral hops. No to much burn from the 9%, just an amazing beer. Makes you want to live in Minnesota.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BucannonXC5 (1021) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 23, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2012 Poured from a can into a pint. Color was amber/copperish. Probably a ĺ-inch head with lots of good looking film that lasted throughout. Powerful smell. Heavy on the hops. Seems to be some kind of citrus in there, maybe grapefruit? Pineapple? So good to the nose. Strong alcohol taste, but not as much as I thought. Impressively smooth. Lots of flavors coming together from caramel/chocolate to either that slight citrus flavor. The smoothness trumps all. Mid-to-high carbonation. I canít mention smooth enough. Just a terrific beer. If you see it somewhere, pounce on it.


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