Abrasive Ale - Surly Brewing Company
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4.28/5 rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I got a 4-pack of this from Scoobydank. Thanks, Bill! You were generous enough to send me a growler of this back in the day, and I'm looking forward to revisiting this beauty!
Pouring a crystal clear light copper with a dense off-white head with excellent retention and lacing, this beer is near perfect. It smells it too, with a majestic tropical fruit medley. Big, juicy, ripe fruit character, there's pineapple, tangerines, fragrant nectarines and grapefruit. While strong, there's a lot of depth to the aromas that make up the nose. Slightly spicy, pungent peppery hop character is noticeable too. Excellent stuff.
I remember being struck by how juicy and fruity the original 16 Grit was, and that memory persists. Massively fruity with pineapple, peach, apricot and a little grapefruit and citrus, this has a ton of hop flavor. Malt flavor is mild, there's a little sweetness. Bitterness is rather low, letting the fruit flavors rise. Drying and fruity on the finish with a great hop character, this beer is medium-light in body with a great level of carbonation (moderate). Creamy on the palate,this beer is a pleasure to drink
Serving type: can
06-12-2010 00:38:50 | More by DefenCorps
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Abrasive Ale from Surly Brewing Company
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