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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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4.3
Frank (4193) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2012
This is a down the middle IIPA and it’s fantastic. Huge nose, huge taste and dry and drinkable. Really as good as this style gets.

4.8
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 doesn’t linger on the tongue.

2.1
Labove (427) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 10, 2012
Thanks Kyle! Tutto ciò che si può sentire è malto, metallo e vegetali, èè arrivata cotta, un gran peccato

4.4
fletchfighters (1528) - 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.

4.6
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. It’s 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. It’s 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!

4
Gription79 (2891) - 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.

4.2
Johnsense (1668) - - 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 they’d brew this year round.

4
Sammy (12197) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2012
Fresh abrasive from John, brewed less than 2 weeks earlier. Wafts hops several feet. Light yellow with a big head. Big IBU. Good drinkability. Orange, tangerine, fantastic IPA, great hops. Crazy.

4.9
A_Train (10) - - NOV 26, 2012
8oz pour from a cask tapped by Omar himself minutes ago. Brilliant all around with one hell of a nose. Extra pound of hops in the cask. Dang it all. This review sucks, but the beer is epic. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
GuillaumeCL (344) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2012
Pours a pale yellow with some visible carbonation and a good amount of head. Smell is all hops, just a great, strong smell. Palate is medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Taste is bitter hops almost exploding in my mouth with freshness, just a great hoppy bitter flavour. An amazing beer.


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