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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2012
Can shared by someone at a tasting @ CCB. Dull amber pour, sticky white head. Massive hop aroma - dank, tropical fruit, resin, and pine. Wow! Flavor is more tropical fruit and pine with a nice malt backbone.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
reggiedunlop (3688) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2012
Pours a hazy amber with a thick tan head...very light sediment throughout...wonderful retention and lacing. Aroma is super floral with stonefruits and citrus...peach, papaya, mango, pineapple. Flavor follows suit with excellent fresh hoppy flavor...fruity with great stonefruits and citrus but awesome bitterness too...faint caramel malt backing. Mouthfeel is medium and lively and the finish is grapefruity and bitter...dry and lingering. Awesome!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
AdamChandler (4756) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 9, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2012 Acquired this in a trade. Its the first DIPA Ive had from surly. Stoked to try this and hoping its still fresh! Poured into a Newcastle glass direct from the fridge. Canned on 12/08/11

A - 2 Finger head, tight and creamy bubbles that were off white and on the tan side. Deep and hazy brown with golden tints. Gorgeous looking beer! A+

S - TONS of pine, tons of hops, tons of brown sugar, caramel and sweetness! I got a bit of citrus but not a lot.

T - Absolutely amazing. A fantastic DIPA with tons of hop, great aftertaste. Im getting orange, vanilla and brown sugar. Theres some ginger in here as well.

M - Nice carbonation but not overwhelming. Very drinkable!

O - Ive had Heady Topper and Pliny the Elder. This is up there with those beers. an A+ in every way. I need to acquire a can fresh.

Update: New batch canned 11/14/12. Fresher than before and my palate is hopefully improved since then.

On the nose, I pick up a lot more grapefruit and citra than last time. I take back that theres minimal citrus. Taste is super chewy. As great as I remember though and the most close Ive had to Society & Solitude #4 from Hill Farmstead. Not as bitter as Heady Topper but a fantastic malt backbone, still nice levels of brown sugar, tangerines, grapefruit juice and cranberries. Very happy I have more of this to enjoy over the week. Thanks Dan!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (3145) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2012
Pours amber golden unclear (some type of sediment/bubbly particles with a decent tan head, a bit bubbly on the head. The aroma is juicy and perfumey hops with some sweet notes. The flavor brings big juicy and bittersweet flavors that balance out so well on a smooth body, such a hoppy pleasure on the palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Macegan75 (827) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2012
Can from France 44. Pours mostly clear golden light brown. Nose is fresh cut grass, bergamot & bubble gum. First sip is spicy hops, malty flavors with cotton candy, wrapped bubble gum & citrus rind. Finish is nice linger grapfruit bitterness. This beer is as good as I remember when it was 16 Grit. Awesome beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (5918) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2012
Can: Light orange nose. Clear auburn, thin head. Overripe orange flavor, lemongrass.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
loafgoat (53) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2012
Wonderful piney citrus smell. Color is hazy amber with foamy white head. Hops dominate the flavor in a good way. Bitter flavor lasts quite awhile after drinking. Surprisingly light body and low alcohol presence. Pretty damn good, but at this price it better be.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Can into glass. These Surly beers are just outstanding out of the cans, especially this one. Has so much hop character mixed with slight citrus. Its a constant reminder of why I love this style. Outstanding beer!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2012
16oz can from mattyb83, thanks Matt! Canned 1/9/2012...pretty damn fresh. Pours a cloudy, brighter amber-orange colored body with an inch thick, dense and frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves lots of soapy, sticky lacing. Aroma is pretty solid. Lots of fresh pine needles, bright citrus oranges/tangerines/pineapples/grapefruits, tropical fruits and sweet mango, big florals, resins, and some dank herbal notes. The malts are clearly present as well with a nice, biscuity caramel and pale malt backing as well as a light cereal grain. Flavor is similar. Lots of sweet orange pines and resins, tropical fruits and mangos, pineapples, and juicy florals up front before a light, but balancing biscuity caramel malt comes in. The pines and florals grow towards the end along with the juicy fruits, dank herbal hops, and resins while this finishes dry and not overly bitter. Very clean with lots of fruity hops in a lengthy aftertaste. Medium-light, very smooth and soft body with a creamy, moderately lively carbonation. Overall, a really nice, extremely fresh tasting DIPA. Lots of juicy citruses and sweet tropical fruits with a solid mix of resiny pines, bright florals, and dank herbal hops that are all backed by a light, but distinct biscuity caramel backing. I really like how this finishes with lots of juicy fruits and resiny hops, but not overly bitter. A very clean, highly enjoyable beer. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eruizgarcia (319) - - JAN 18, 2012
Extremely hoppy with enough malts to balance it. Finishes surprisingly sweet then bitter. Surely a lot of peoples dream beer, just a bit too hoppy for me.

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