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Abrasive Ale - Surly Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,949
Reviews: 796
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 8.19%
Wants: 1,841
Gots: 267 | FT: 15
Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Was "16 Grit Ale," but now available in cans and renamed "Abrasive Ale".

Sure we're abrasive. We were abrasive long before we were Surly. If you visit the brewery you can still see remnants of industrial manufacturing factory Omar's parents ran for 35 years within those same 4 walls. Bandsaw blades, grinding wheels, and a 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.

(Beer added by: Buebie on 12-27-2008)
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Beerdregs

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4.6/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A copper colored look with a moderate amount of white head.

S: Fruit punch hop aroma. This smells like a great hop bill this year.

T: First starts out with strong grapefruit like hops. I tend to think the dry hops were different than the flavoring hops. The initial hop fades into some malt sweetness that balances well with the hops at this point the bittering hops hit the back of the tongue. The finish is sweet fresh tasting malt. The alc. is hidden until the warmth hits the tummy. Quite a ride!

M: Actually this actually feels fairly dry considering a 9% alc. The carbonation dances the flavors across the palate.

O: Wonderful flavor ride! This is a very fresh beer. (Canned this month I believe). I believe the best way to drink an imp IPA is as fresh as possible.

Serving type: can

12-09-2011 03:27:19 | More by Beerdregs
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Abrasive Ale from Surly Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 2,949 ratings.