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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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Finhead (1673) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2010
A hazy, orange-brown pour with white head. The aroma has a lot of pine, but also a hint of caramel. The medium body has a creamy texture with average carbonation. The taste is bitter on sides and back of the tongue, but on top it stays semi-sweet.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2013 From a can. Solid lacing. Earthy, piney aroma with citrus notes. Thick mouthfeel. Earthy flavors. Update - 2013 version - Pour a lightly cloudy gold. Aroma of citrus, tropical fruit, sweaty jockstrap, onion and garlic. Real fresh hoppiness, very dank. Delicious

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bleeng (1669) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2016
Can that pours gold. Big huge citrus aroma that just explodes when drank. This is huge full flavored beer that goes down damn easy for 9%. Need more of these.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MetalNHopHead (1655) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - NOV 12, 2016
About goddamn time this showed up in my state. The can shows a disembodied hand operating a sander and casting sparks. Thats more or less the effect this beer has on your palate. It pours pale orange. The hop aromatics are citrusy, piney, malty, and floral. The caramel malt holds the resinous hops at bay until it gives out at the end. Pineapple, orange, grapefruit, lemon, and pine needle flavors. Things dont get truly Abrasive until the finish. Thats when the full force of the 120 IBUs hit you. This is just the sort of masochism that I like.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - JAN 20, 2009
Growler shared by Taverner, pours deep amber with a finger thick cream colored head that leaves some nice lacing. Floral and grassy nose with decent caramel sweetness. Flavor is grassy and pine with caramel and a dry, spicy finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MeadMe (1635) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2010
A: Pours a light golden hue. Tall foamy head, good retention, like a lace bomb exploded in the glass. S: Aromas of booze, pine, citrus, green grass, and chemical solvent. Harsh without being off putting. T: Boldly hopped for sure. Very much citric, with lemon zest and pith included. A bit bitter for sure. Hints of more sweet and resinous pine along with floral green hops. The booze is there, but not in too big of a way. The aroma says this one is hopped as hell and I am sure there is a ton of malt there trying to provide balance but it really dont work (not a bad thing). It is hop forward and pretty damn good to be honest. M: On the fuller side of medium in body, fairly full for the style. Bold and bitter. D: Not the most drinkable, but still solid. It is tasty and one I enjoyed putting back while in the pool on a hot May evening.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
berntholer (1611) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 22, 2015
dense ivorywhite head leaves structured lacing. orange colour. aroma is citrus, passionfruit, grapefruit, sulphury, caramel. taste like aroma, sweet caramel, malty with a long bitter resinous finish. medium carbonation and body, quite dense mouthfeel. can 50cl / bd jan-2015

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 4, 2009
growler - thanks to yonkers65 for hooking this up; reddish orange with frothy white head; super fruity, dank aromas of floral and citrus hops; super juicy, sweet and surprising lack of bitterness (in a good way) malty, sticky and quite intense; theres something very unique here with the in your face sweetness; an amazing double IPA

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - APR 26, 2010
Can smell the very fragrant hops a mile away. todd is one of the premier hoppers in the nation. Pretty much your near perfect Imperial. Big resiny pine hopping,a rather large malt presence,almost has a sweetness to it, this is the balance everyone seems to scream for, if thats your style this is a 20 for you. For me ,but a little to malty to be among my favorites

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jzzbassman (1588) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2011
Fresh can courtesy of Tyloanderso: LOVE this one. Pours amber with a nice tight cream colored head. Probably one of the best smelling beers Ive ever come across, I just couldnt stop smelling it. Even called my wife over just to sniff it. Resinous pine and grapefruit with a bit of sweet pineapple. Nicely bitter with a warm malt presence that is far from abrasive. Outstanding beer.


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