Abrasive Ale - Surly Brewing Company
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Reviews by CaptCleveland:
4.45/5 rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
16oz can dated 12/01/2011 poured into Surly pint glass (thanks Schlais, most excellent trader from MN).
Thin, off-white head quickly recedes to a few medium-sized bubbles clinging to the periphery. Orange-amber elixir. Not much lacing, typical of a high ABV brew.
From the first pop of this can the hoppy goodness exudes. Pine, resin, grapefruit, mango, AHH...Hops!
A sweet/bitter battle over my taste buds. Certainly the bitterness predominates and starts at the tip of the tongue washing back like a spiked glove. Citra forward, crushing the warrior hops. Almost a bubble gum-like flavor battles the resinous hops to a standstill.
Well carbonated, medium body, alcohol well hidden.
Bravo! Once again Surly kicks it.
Serving type: can
12-13-2011 01:48:31 | More by CaptCleveland
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