RATINGS: 711   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
millalite4life (9) - - DEC 22, 2012 does not count
Nice beer color. Poors nice two fingers head. Drank out of wine glass for optimal openning up. Not as hoppy as Id like, couldve used more. ABV is lacking, had 3 of these and still felt fine to drive. Paired nicely with a McDouble and a few apples from MacDons. Probably wont buy again, I could get much more Bud Ice for the same price.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Suttree (6194) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Hops. Hops everywhere. I know that they say "twice the hops and twice the malt", but I get mostly hops. This isnt a complaint, by the way. I like hops. Also, does surly make an air freshener that smells like this? Id buy one. Thanks to my Winter 2012 Secret Santa!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ericular (971) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2016 Update #2: This is good overall. Its assertive and distinctive... but too heavy and sticky (and boozy) for the ABV. Id rather slam two 7% dank IPAs than this any day of the week. Premo price, great to experience once, but only hanging on by a thread due to lack of solid competition in the aggressive IPA arena. Update: Aroma is a damp, soft, mellow piney citrus with mango. Taste is fruity again with citrus and some boozy malts coming through at the end. Aftertaste is good, with a deeper bitterness mixing with the warming from the booze. Slightly too much booze for 9%. Super creamy palate that thins with the bitterness at the end, staying sticky. This is spendy, but pretty good. -1 Appearance, -1 overall. Good once a year, but nothing I crave year-round.
Pours clear, light golden orange with huge lasting head and insane lacing. The second pour to finish off the 16oz can looks incredible. Aroma is very fruity with lots of citrus, some berries, and a caramel sweetness. Flavor is sweet malts at first, fading quickly into strong citrus hops and resin. Bitterness lasts but mellows enough to be enjoyable. Palate is great. This is a very good beer, and I dont factor cost into my ratings. That said, the Furious I had last night is equally as enjoyable for half the price. This is a spendy beer! ($16.99 for 4 pack). (10+5+8+5+17=4.5, 4/18/13)

On tap @ Bricks Pub. Aroma is a citrus (orange) and hops - just superb. Taste is really sweet up front, then hops, with short-lived bitterness and a quick finish that makes this very drinkable. Lingering aftertaste is mild bitterness and biscuity malt. Very good overall. (10+4+8+4+17=4.3, 12/15/12)

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Frank (4060) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2012
This is a down the middle IIPA and its fantastic. Huge nose, huge taste and dry and drinkable. Really as good as this style gets.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
knowlts (1) - South Dakota, USA - DEC 12, 2012 does not count
Aroma is amazing with lots of hops in the nose. Has a sweet taste but doesnt linger on the tongue.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Labove (427) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 10, 2012
Thanks Kyle! Tutto ci che si pu sentire malto, metallo e vegetali, arrivata cotta, un gran peccato

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fletchfighters (1449) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2012
Thanks to Owen for the can. 20/11/12 canning date. Honey gold color, big, thick white head. Good sticky lacing. Candied grapefruit, candied orange, pine, resin and tropical notes in the nose. Well balanced and just a excellent nose. Grapefruit, orange peel, pine, and resin taste. Supremely fresh and just tasty. Well balanced between bitter and sweet. Long lasting candied pine finish. Sessionable 9% beast.

   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gription79 (2873) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Poured from a pint sized can. Huge hop character, great citrusy, pine, floral, resin. Bready, toast, malty, slight caramel. Very nice double IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Johnsense (1480) - - NOV 29, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2016 Very fresh can (only 2 weeks!) Pale gold pour, puffy white head. Lacing all the way down the glass. Big citrus aroma - Tangerine, Grapefruit, Juicy, Hops. Nice blast of hops up front, A Citrus fruit salad, Grapefruit, Lemon Rind, Tangerine, Bready caramel malt to balance it out. Medium body. Fantastic stuff. Wish theyd brew this year round.

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