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RATINGS: 697   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   IBU: 120   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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ebone1988 (2073) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2016
Aroma is nice, citrus, pine, tropical fruit, not juicy but not malty. Appearance is golden amber, off white head, hazy. Taste is citrus, pine, floral, tropical fruit, slight wheat. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, light crisp carbonation, dank pine citrus aftertaste. Overall, very very solid.

4
Scipio (1180) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2016
Pours a bubbly, carbonated looking golden with a medium white head that settles slowly. The aroma has grapefruit, pineapple, orange, peach, and pine, with all impressions being about equal in strength. The taste is a little sweet and has some mild bitterness. Grapefruit and orange stand out most here. Additionally, I find pine, herbal hops, some resin, and pineapple. There is a short aftertaste of pineapple. Its medium in body, sticky in texture, and lots of carbonation in here. This one is very good.

4.1
SODAK14 (382) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - NOV 19, 2016
Super nice ale. You can taste a bit of caramel and citrus in this. Not real hoppy but a tad more than I prefer. Definitely an alcohol aftertaste but nothing the would put you off.

4.9
MetalNHopHead (2127) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - NOV 12, 2016
About goddamn time this showed up in my state. The can shows a disembodied hand operating a sander and casting sparks. That’s more or less the effect this beer has on your palate. It pours pale orange. The hop aromatics are citrusy, piney, malty, and floral. The caramel malt holds the resinous hops at bay until it gives out at the end. Pineapple, orange, grapefruit, lemon, and pine needle flavors. Things don’t get truly Abrasive until the finish. That’s when the full force of the 120 IBU’s hit you. This is just the sort of masochism that I like.

4.3
Terminus (3710) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 11, 2016
Tap a sugar maple in Milwaukee Pours bright orange hue with a small soapy white head and awesome lacing. Nose is huge c hops pineapple and grapefruit. Just perfect. Huge grapefruit rinds bitterness. Just fsntastic. Big slick body lush and somewhat oily. Long fresh hops and big citric finish. Just fantastic.

3.9
Johnstledger8 (1264) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 11, 2016
Draught. Pours a cloudy orange with a fading fluffy off white head. Aroma is of orange, grapefruit, caramel, citrus. Taste is of grapefruit, citrus, caramel, resinous pine. Oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

4.3
gopherfan99 (2000) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2016
Can; pours orange gold with a white head; nice tropical fruit aroma with hints of caramel, malt, and some pine hints; taste is bitter with tropical fruits upfront with some hints of caramel, pine, and malt; finish is fruity bitter and slightly dry

3.9
bratschepeter (63) - Abilene, Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2016
16oz can. Pours a semi-translucent yellow gold with a lightly frothy white head; the head dissipates to about 3mm and leaves mildly sticky lacing on the glass. The aroma features an overall resinous quality marked by citrus/grapefruit notes and a touch of dank wood. The taste is quite bitter, with some of the resinous/dank qualities of the nose cutting through with just a touch of citrus and wood. The lingering aftertaste continues the overall resinous/dank theme, and the finish is somewhat dry. Lightly carbonated texture with a somewhat thick and oily mouthfeel... not boozy but definitely a sipper to be savored.

3.9
OldGrowth (3474) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - NOV 5, 2016
Tulip at The Maproom. . Good aroma. Bitter sweet aroma, strong on pine and grapefruit, on the red side. Clean light brownish orange color, good head and lace. Bitter sweet flavor. Medium body oily creamy mouthfeel, BITTER finish. Very good IIPA strong aroma and finish. Solid in all areas.

3.7
thepatrickman (1457) - Lewes, East Sussex, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2016
From notes (11/17/15). Big, bitter, malty. Yup, it lives up to its name. I thought it was a little too piney and assertively bitter to rival some of the great DIPAs, but it was cool to try.


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