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RATINGS: 718   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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4.2
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2013
16 oz. can served in Surly Darkness snifter. Canned 12/20. Thanks to BA supercolter for the beer. Thanks Jeff! A: Pours a perfectly clear apricot color with a light yellowish head forming on the pour. S: Sugar covered grapefruit with some dank, resinous undertones. Piney bitterness with some pineapple notes as well. Some sweet cracker malts T: Sweet citrus and tropical fruit notes. Pineapple and grapefruit with a little orange jam. Some peach notes creep up as it warms. The dank hops peak through with some resinous bitterness. The malt backbone is slightly sweet with notes of saltine and white bread. M: Medium to light bodied with a semi sticky mouthfeel, but it drinks very easy. Medium-high carbonation level with a fruity and resinous finish. O: Another winner from Surly. So many hop complexities with the tropical fruit notes, citrus and resin. The malt is slightly sweet, but mostly in the periphery. Serving type: can

4.2
Maltser85 (358) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Surly DIPA. It uses warrior and citra hops. Pours a dark golden/golden orange color. With an aggressive pour I managed to get a nice two finger head that quickly dissipated. This was a clear beer until I poured all of it in the glass. Then it clouded up. There is a bit of carbonation streaming up from the bottom of the glass. The aroma is huge on this beer. “Cat Piss” smell. Musky dank smelling with citrusy grapefruit, orange zest and a hint of pine, there is a nice sweetness in the aroma as well. At the front of the palate you initially get quite a bit of bitterness with the dank musky coming through and a slap of grapefruit in the middle to back of palate. Finish is dry and slightly sweet with orange zest. Today is 12/18/12. This was canned on 11/30/12. I bought it on 12/1/12. Overall this is an amazing DIPA. The mouth feel is phenomenal. It is brewed with oats as well which lends a nice velvety mouthfeel.

4.4
JStax (6482) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Poured from a 16 ounce can from khoffman. Thanks! Pours a somewhat hazy, light copper color with a white head of foam. The aroma has tons of fruity citrus and herbal resins. Huge hop profile. Bitterness is right up front on this beer with a nice, balancing sweetness. Delicious beer. Thanks again Kyle!

4.2
smith4498 (3646) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2012
16 oz can from a trade with portableparty. Pours slightly hazy burnt orange color with off white head. Aroma of grapefruit rind with a hint of caramel. Bitter grapefruit and resinous pine flavors with some other citrus fruits. Slightly sweet caramel also. Medium body with average carbonation and.a resinous mouthfeel. Excellent! Thanks Jeff.

4.2
mcberko (17823) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2012
500mL can, sent from khoffman43 (thanks a lot, Kyle), pours a fairly clear golden orange with a medium off-white head. Aroma is packed with piney hops, biscuity malts, a little grapefruit and some residual sugar. Flavour brings out a wallop of herbal, piney and grapefruity hops, biscuity malts, a touch of caramel, and some juicy citrus fruitiness on the finish. A nice big, moderately juicy hop bomb without any undesirable astringency. Quite a unique hop profile that works exceedingly well. Well-balanced and highly drinkable. Excellent stuff.

4.1
vikingguy (1103) - Carver, Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2015 Had this at a friends beer tasting party and this was one of the stand-outs! The aroma blows you away and makes you salivate. Huge fresh citrus-grapefruity notes. The taste doesn’t disappoint with an equally in-your-face grapefruit hop presence balanced with a rich malt backbone. Very much like an amped up version of the Furious. The Furious I’d rate just a slight bit higher only because it’s a bit more drinkable but this one is an amazing ale.

3.8
Nsanders (1144) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Cloudy orange with a thin white head. Strong mango, sugar, resinous, and peach aromas. Taste is strongly bitter, less sweet than expected. Lighter side of medium body with fine carbonation. The name applies more to the taste than the scent.

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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 I’d like, could’ve 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 won’t buy again, I could get much more Bud Ice for the same price.

4.3
Suttree (6385) - 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 isn’t a complaint, by the way. I like hops. Also, does surly make an air freshener that smells like this? I’d buy one. Thanks to my Winter 2012 Secret Santa!

4.4
Ericular (1019) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2017 Update #2: This is good overall. It?s assertive and distinctive... but too heavy and sticky (and boozy) for the ABV. I?d 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 don?t 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 @ Brick?s 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)


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