RATINGS: 718   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   IBU: 120   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Sure were abrasive. We were abrasive long before we were Surly. If you visit the brewery you can still see remnants of the industrial manufacturing factory Omars parents ran for 35 years within those same 4 walls. Bandsaw blades, grinding wheels, and sanding discs came long before ales and lagers. But lets 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
yankeefan21 (135) - New York, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Can to glass. [[Canned 11/14] Pours a pale amber with a frothy white head. Aroma is citrus and tropical hops - very fresh and clean. This beer tastes AMAZING. Its like candied grapefruit and orange peel up front giving way to some tropical fruit flavors later. It is extremely crisp and clean in the finish as well. Its quite light and slick in body with a soft carbonation and bitterness [somehow mixed with sweetness?!] finally showing up late in the finish. Overall this is an incredible double IPA. Probably my favorite to date. HUGE thank you to DangerRoss for this!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phranq (160) - - MAY 19, 2017
Drank an older can but still really good. Spicy and fruity. Strong malt backbone and ballanced bitter. Sweet spicy bitter complex and delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jinroh (1505) - ESTONIA - APR 9, 2017
Beautiful golden pour without much foam. Clean citrus hops, resinous and piney. Tastes herbal bitter and is superbly balanced. Not too long herbal bitter finish. 9% is nowhere to be seen, feels really sessionable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mindwarp (275) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 5, 2017
Pours gold with a thick white head. Aroma is citrusy but not as strong as I was expecting. Slight citrus and pine notes with a slight bitterness that doesnt stick around long. Overall a really easy beer to drink.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
RRistow12 (824) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2017
Tasted from can. Pours a slight hazy orange with white head. Aroma is tropical and citrus fruits with some floral notes. Taste is pretty in your face bitter. Flavors of orange, resin, pine, grapefruit, passion fruit, floral notes. Huge bitter IPA. Very well done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brigadier (3650) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2017
On tap at brewpub
Having never tried this before surprised me when it was delivered to the table. Despite an odd pairing choice that it completely swamped I enjoyed this excellent imperial IPA. As long as it sticks to its roots I cant see it ever being completely edged out of the market - especially with what the Surly brand has become.

Aroma / Appearance - A golden bronze base packs the punch you would expect. Walloping the nose with nothing short of pure weapons grade hops it scours the sinuses clean with zero attempt at subtlety. If big massive IPAs are your thing this delivers in spades.

Flavor / Palate - Lemon custard, zest, and an urgent bitter sensation gnaw at the palate like gritty sandpaper. It manages to build even after you think theres no way for it to become more intense. The expertise to stop just short of total fatigue demonstrates a deft touch that is the only subtle thing about this world class imperial IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drpimento (3526) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2017
Big IPA. Would prefer one more balanced. But this is good. Plenty of bitter. Long bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HuskerTan (2127) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - JAN 31, 2017
Can. A- Guava, mango, apricot, tropical fruits, pine. A- Orange color, hazy liquid, white head. T- Bitter, grassy, pine, tropical citrus, caramel. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, bitter finish. O- Definitely not as aggressive as I expected. Actually, quite balanced and drinkable. Lots of tropical fruits on the nose. 6 months old but I kinda liked it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ronritter (563) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2016
16 oz can pours orange with white head and some lacing smell is hop than citrus, flavor is very hoppy but i love that.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jc1762 (1304) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2016
Thanks Virby44 for the can! Poured into a snifter showing moderately filtered orange with sparse white foam. The nose shows a big intense mix of cannabis and guava with light hints of pineapple and mango. The palate is medium bodied and lightly carbonated. Juicy fruit forward flavors of mango and peach with hints of cannabis. Light malt backbone to support it all. Light bitterness on the finish. Resurgence shows the same fruit flavors with the malts reappearing in a slight adzuki sweetness. Wow, this is really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (3344) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2016
16 oz can shared by ebone1988. The pour is a darker golden orange color with a thin ring of light tan head and a couple spots of lace. The aroma is bitter and heavy on the hops. The malts are a little sweeter, but its surprisingly balanced and nice. The flavor is a little malty for my liking. There is a nice bitter resinous hop, but there is a resounding sweetness and a strong malt on the back end. The mouth feel is thicker and a little syrupy with a nice carbonation and a lingeringly bitter hop finish. Its an interesting beer, thats for sure.

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