Gmku (295) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I love the Abrasive one from Surly, and I, like others, am excited to see an interesting new brewer in the region. However, I was a little disappointed in this offering, as it is fairly thin tasting and one-dimensional. Not a bad beer at all, of course, but I was expecting something more than another average IPA.
bwa5879 (786) - Portage, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep orange pour with a quarter inch beige head. Nice aromatic hops, pine and florals, pollen too. Average carbonation, thick frothy mouthfeel, effervescent crisp finish, numbing to tongue. Taste is bites pine hips and citrus zest with smooth even balance provided by Carmel malt.
Capa (2209) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - APR 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lovely clean Amber with a tan head. Aroma is intense pine, candied tropical fruits, mild toasted malt. Medium thin bodied. Flavor starts relatively sweet, pine, citrus fruit. Finishes with lingering medium bitterness. Pretty solid. I wish the flavor lived up to the aroma.
krumbum (607) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 18, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Big fall leaves on a crisp day aromas. Cloudy orange tinted brown with ring and isles of head. Smooth earthy hop hits, ballances, then rinsed. Very refreshing yet still great flavors.
ChrisSc (377) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint glass on tap. St Louis Park, MN.
Pours copper/amber in color. Moderately hazy. Small white head.
Aroma is heavily hopped. Citrus and pine notes dominate. Caramely, malty under notes as well.
Taste is mildly bitter, sweetness as well. Nicely balanced.
Medium-full body for the style. Solid malty mouth feel. Generally enjoyed this beer.
FestDecBeet (389) - - MAR 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Look: pours a dark orange. White fluffy head. Very clear.
Smell: hops. Grapefruit. Mango. Orange.
Taste: grapefruit. Mango. Oranges.
Feel: dry. Medium carbonation.
Overall: good beer. Like the hood and malt combo. Very smooth.
First drank: home 3/15/15
fidelis83 (2125) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly hazy auburn pour with a two finger, creamy beige head that has great retention and leaves decent lacing. Aroma is dark caramel, lots of toast, light nutty notes, light crusty bread, citrus, pine and some sweet stone fruit. Flavor is very toasty and somewhat nutty up front, some nice cereal, dark caramel, crusty bread, a toasty, almost smoky wood note, deep, bitter citrus, woody pine, and hints of bitter stone fruit. Medium body, juicy, chewy entry, medium, blanketing and sharp carbonation and still juicy, but drier, finish with a nice hoppy bite. Really great beer, all the right notes for a punch you in the face with citrus and pine kinda IPA, but with a surprisingly deep malt base and just the right feel accompany it.
jmohno (1196) - Iowa, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2015 Lovely color, red, red amber. Microyeast bits. Hoppy aroma not real intense, fruit floral spice combo maybe. probably will rerate because Im getting over a cold. I bugged out when I seen this in the store in IA today,as Ive been waiting a long ass time to try any surly. I cringed though when I seen hyvee stack them in the produce aisle as a display instead of a fridge where they belong. Not complaining I got one from the fridge cooler and thankfull they are distributed. Has a sharpness in taste- maybe a roasted/toasted caramel, citrus, with a almost grahmy like crackery malt, then hops, lots of pine, loads of bitter. good dryness in finish. Quite piney and bitter with a solid distinct malt flavor/character.
MadShaolin (85) - - MAR 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Citrus and spicy smell. Strong malt backbone that is refined. Hop bittering is strong but balanced well by the bready, plumy malt. Finish is evolving from bitterness and light fruit to dried fruit. Taste flows nicely
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pcshotsauce33 (61) - Columbus, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quenches my hoppy palate with a very drinkability smooth carbonation that makes me wanna pound them down like Miller Lite when I was 18. Not as exciting as itís big brother Abrasive which plays Varsity where Iíd say this is a solid JV player...Cheers!