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RATINGS: 699   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   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.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BucannonXC5 (1390) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 23, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2012 Poured from a can into a pint. Color was amber/copperish. Probably a ¾-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 can’t mention smooth enough. Just a terrific beer. If you see it somewhere, pounce on it.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
borman11 (16) - minneapolis, USA - SEP 29, 2012
awesome for hop lovers. extraordinary flavors throughout. top of the heap in the best of the best. buy it if you can find it. well worth the price.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
knowlts (1) - South Dakota, USA - DEC 12, 2012 does not count
Aroma is amazing with lots of hops in the nose. Has a sweet taste but doesn’t linger on the tongue.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Swarley88 (11) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Aroma is fantastic, grapefruit and slight floral notes fill the nose. Taste is sweet and lots of grapefruit. Very in depth flavor. One of the best DIPAs out there, try er out!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GenDV138 (5673) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Can (canned 1/13/14) poured into a Belgian tulip. Pours a nice golden orange color with a finger of off-white head. Tiny bits of sediment floating throughout. Aromas of tropical fruit, citrus, light floral notes, pine. Tasting notes of big tropical fruit, grapefruit citrus, pine/resin, stone fruit, light floral notes. Medium body with a dry finish. Juicy mouthfeel. Definitely one of the best DIPAs out there.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
trrhein (18) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2015
One of the best IIPA's on the mkt! Hard to believe I can get 16oz for $4.50. Surly knows their way around IPA's ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jh773 (247) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2015 Light daisy yellow with very fine sediment throughout and a thin, spongy head. Smell is juicy, sweet, complex citrus fruit, mango, pineapple, lots of marijuana. Taste is full, sweet with a bitter, oily layer underneath. Long drying aftertaste. Full-bodied, delicious flavor, perfect balance of sweet, bitter and smooth malt/oatmeal character.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Inabil1ty (25) - - MAR 15, 2015
It's hard to imagine a more delicious IPA. Very similar to heady topper. Fragrant, fruity, and bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
euniceradio (407) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2016 Can to cervoise. Pours clear to hazy light orange, white sticky head. Aroma of pine, resin, grapefruit, trop fruit and peppercorn. Taste of same with great spiced hop flavor. Finish is bitter and semi-dry. Mouthfeel is mod, syrupy, good carb. Brew is very similar to Stone Enjoy By. DELICIOUS!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Minnbrewer (30) - Coon Rapids, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2016
Perhaps my new favorite Surly beer! I rarely like double IPAs because of how syrupy sweet they can be....Todd wanted none of that; this one is great! Hoppy with a solid body...and the choice of hops is superb; bitter forward without the harsh bite...and lots of aroma! There are few better. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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