Abrasive Ale - Surly Brewing Company
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Reviews by Axic10:
4.47/5 rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Thanks to tbeq00 for this. Poured from a 16oz can into a tulip glass.
Appearance: Pours a dark orange with a half a finger of white head.
Smell: Grapefruit, mango, floral hops mixed with a sweet malty aroma.
Taste: Sweet grapefruit, tangerine and mango citrus. Bitter, floral hops, balanced with sweet malt and then a nice bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with an oily mouthfeel.
Drinkability: I could drink this bad boy all of the time. Lives up to the hype.
Serving type: can
03-07-2011 23:15:28 | More by Axic10
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4.11/5 rDev -9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
I had this on tap in 2009 when it was called 16 Grit and I loved it. I gave it a very solid 4.43/5, but it is time for a re-review.
Blind tasting, 16oz can, stamped 1/21/14 on bottom.
L - hazed tangerine body, frothy egg-shell head holds good retention and leaves thick lacing on the glass
S - huge, sweet, tropical nose with mango, pineapple, grapefruit, honey
T - tropical again, more bitter than expected from the aroma, but it's still fairly balanced as the bitterness builds. Big notes of mango and pineapple, caramel, grapefruit, pungently bitter piny bite on the finish
F - medium, very dry finish with lingering pine
O - not as good as I remember, but still delicious. The big tropical hop notes were less familiar to me then, which probably elevated the experience. Those flavors are definitely more commonplace in IPAs and DIPAs lately, so I guess that makes this one less unique. Really nice to come back to it after all these years, especially seeing as Surly is one of my favorite breweries.
Serving type: can
04-13-2014 12:39:42 | More by barnzy78
Abrasive Ale from Surly Brewing Company
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