Abrasive Ale - Surly Brewing Company
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4.5/5 rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Orange-brown in color, reasonably firm head of tightly packed tan foam. Extensive lacing. Aroma is strong and has a good fruit content. Some pepper notes from Warrior, but fruity Amarillo is prominent. Hops are strong, malts subdued.
Flavor is smooth and creamy with a wonderful non-balance of hops over malt. A touch of steely caramel sweetness is all that's required, while the double IPA hop is left to lead the show. Lots of orange, as expected from the bill, grapefruit as well. It's like liquid Sweetbell.
Met all my expectations, drinkable as an IPA and strong as a double. Full and creamy mouthfeel without becoming overly malty and sweet. Really solid.
Serving type: can
12-28-2011 02:23:09 | More by BretSikkink
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Abrasive Ale from Surly Brewing Company
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