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RATINGS: 604   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   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.


4.7
   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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - APR 27, 2010
Great googly moogly this beer is delicious. Superb aroma of fresh tropical fruits, pineapple and mango. Far from the name, the flavor is not scorchingly hoppy, rather it is very lightly sweet with a creamy mouthfeel. Dynamite.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
thetomG (246) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2010
Sipping on this one as I type... poured from the can into my Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass with some good frothy white head with decent lacing. The aroma is remarkably fruity and leads perfectly into a well balanced fruity/sweet/bitter flavor. This is an incredibly drinkable DIPA and is a VERY close rival to Hopslam (my other favorite in the style). All in all one of the best beers Iíve had recently - cannot wait to get more - this one will be a staple in my fridge anytime Iím lucky enough to be able to have it. PURE CLASS. DELICIOUS and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2011
Poured into a snifter. Big thanks to Buebie for this one. 4.0 A: Hazy orangish brown color. One and a half fingers of yellowish white head with average retention and spotty lacing. 5.0 S: Excellent! Wonderful bouquet of floral and citrus notes. Orange, tangerine, mango are most dominant. Soft sweetness and a tinge of alcohol beneath the hops. 5.0 T: It tastes as good as it smells and that is saying something. Bitterness is perceived as mild due to the plentiful hop flavors. Loads of citrus again with the fruits mentioned in the nose. Soft sweetness, but the malts are very much overshadowed by the hops. Still, without this subtle sweetness this beer wouldnít be as good. The 9% ABV is hardly detectable. I think the reason I like it so much is because it seems to share a few aspects with NN, which is my favorite brew. 4.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Fairly creamy. I would like just a touch more body. 5.0 D: Really great brew. Surly does nothing but impress me with what they make and this is no exception. Super smooth with a great taste, I could drink this all night. Well done. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 06-12-2010 02:57:58

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
arkurzynski (1522) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - APR 20, 2011
Can from TheAlum. Deep amber-red in color. Aroma is pouring out of the can once opened. Full of pine and citrusy hops. Solid, thick caramel backbone, that is nonetheless dominated by a very complex, thick, sticky pine and citrus bitterness with great residual. Somewhat creamy mouthfeel and a whopping presence. Right on the money.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2011
Appearance: Light coppery. Orange might be the best way to describe it. More or less clear with little head that dissipates fast. Some bubbles... bubbling up. Aroma: Sweetness and hoppy citrus... Grapefruit is the dominant aroma. Taste: Sweet and grapefruity with a balanced bitterness in the back end. The malt flavor is subdued but apparent. Mouthfeel: Carbonated, lightish but with some body. Pleasant and not harsh. Drinkability: Very high. I can only curse the ABV and price tag... this is one I could drink for as long as itís available to me. As an IPA, this is superior.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 5, 2011
16oz can. On a good string of DIPAís, this one as a bonus can from a midwest trade. Aroma is potent, but floral and piney hops dominate. Color is a deep copper amber hue, remarkable really, great lacing. Overall after having NEBCOís Gandhi, this one has more dominant hops ripping through the finish. GB might be more balanced from entry to finish, but this one had more flavor and punch. Amazing.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jar72404 (426) - USA - JAN 12, 2012
Can. Pours amber gold with thin head. Best aroma of any DIPA Iíve had: fresh pine and grapefruit. Flavor is caramel followed by pine and citrus. Beautifully balanced, exceptional DIPA.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - JAN 18, 2012
Can dated 12/29/11 pours intoa pint glass a hazy orange color with a thin white head. Aromas are immediately noted and consist of floral and citrus both lemon and grapefruit. Taste is big bitter, a hint of some light caramel, then grapefruit and floral notes. Medium body and very drinkable with a long astringent finish. Overall, this is a tremendous DIPA that should not be missed.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ReggieDunlap (3080) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2012
Pours a hazy amber with a thick tan head...very light sediment throughout...wonderful retention and lacing. Aroma is super floral with stonefruits and citrus...peach, papaya, mango, pineapple. Flavor follows suit with excellent fresh hoppy flavor...fruity with great stonefruits and citrus but awesome bitterness too...faint caramel malt backing. Mouthfeel is medium and lively and the finish is grapefruity and bitter...dry and lingering. Awesome!


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