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100
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RATINGS: 711   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   IBU: 120   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Can ---> Thanks to OmegaX
Appearance - Gold body, plush head
Aroma - Craaaaaaaazy hops, grassy, herbal
Taste - Melon, hops, honey, bitter

This is a great double IPA, its heavy and fruity... Just kinda makes you want to crush the damn thing against your fucking head after a while. Cheers!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
budznsudz (582) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Pours golden/orange with a fluffy white head that fades to a ring. The aroma is a really nice bouquet of pine and citrus mixed with fresh cut flowers. The taste is grapefruit like bitterness that smooths out to a nice fruit and pine finish. Nice carbonation on the palate. Smooth and crisp. Nice DIPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (5305) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Thanks to the kind soul who shared this around the last Tampa crew tasting. Pours a hazy yellow-orange with an off-white head. Nose is big caramel malt with some big white grapefruit and hints of pine. Flavor is big malt with lots of orange and white grapefruit. Medium to full in body and lingering astringent citrus in the finish. Nice beer overall.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5289) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Can thanks to badaxtro. Crystal clear amber pour with a cream head. Nose is resin, fresh, grass, piney, fruits, florals, and lightly sticky. Very smooth on the palate, uberfresh hops, florals, tropical fruits, delicious.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
scooter520 (185) - - JAN 23, 2013
16oz canned 1/8/13. Appearance: crystal clear golden orange with minimal white head disappearing quickly. Aroma: tropical fruits, grapefruit, pineapple, floral notes, grass, pine and some sweet caramel. Taste: bursting throughout with hops; nice floral burst up front with the citrus grapefruit meat and pith bitterness coming quickly after then turning to dank, bitter pine all the way through to the aftertaste with some caramel malt peaking through right before the finish; crazy, delicious bitter. Mouthfeel: thin and smooth with medium carbonation. Overall: de-freaking-licious! Love the multi layered hoppiness. Malt shines through just enough to make it balanced enough for an "abrasive", tongue-scraping hop delight. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - JAN 20, 2013
16oz canned January 8, 2013, less than 2 weeks old...very nice! Served at around 45F.

Pours lightly hazy copper/amber with a two finger off-white head that leaves a ring of lacing and holds a light cap.

Aroma is pine, grassy, herbal hops, some grapefruit rind, a little dank & onion, a little musty, some bread and caramel malt. Good strength.

Flavor is big resinous hops, grapefruit rind, pine, some onion, big ass bitterness, some caramel malt, doesnt do much against the, dare I say, abrasive nature of the bitterness here. Some alcohol, dry finish.

Mouthfeel is medium-plus bodied, oily, sticky, good carbonation.

Lives up to its name as far as the bitterness goes, and I like me a bitter bomb. A real treat to not only get to try this, but to get one that is very fresh. Big thanks to Mark!

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
onceblind (8177) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2013
At Big Beers, Belgians, & Barleywines Fest 2013. Clear golden with a foamy and thick off-white head. Huge hop aroma of grapefruit rind and floral+leafy wet hop tones. Flavor is almost sickly bitter, with a load of pine and grapefruit acidity, floral pollen...way too bitter with seemingly no balance, though there is a shadow of some caramel flavors trying to peek through.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
langnuts (1) - minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2013 does not count
Even better than last year, which was excellent. As a hophead, This ranks up there with the best available. Only wish it was available year round.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pailhead (6525) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Courtesy of khoffman

Can: The aroma consists of pineapple, mango, peach, and light grapefruit. It pours a transparent golden-orange with a two finger orange tinged off-white head that leaves lots of spotty lacing on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts very fruity with lots of pineapple, peach, and mango. The finish has moderate grapefruit and light orange. Its medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel. Overall, an outstanding Double IPA that is dangerously drinkable for 9%.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sprybry (37) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2013
Out of can. Pours a Golden copper color with a white foam head. The grapefruit and Citris along with the hops is outstanding and just knocks you over. Has very good balance of bitterness along with sweetness of carmel malts. One of my favorites.


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