Abrasive Ale - Surly Brewing Company
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4.2/5 rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Canned 11/27/12, a month old.
A: Pours a slightly hazy golden-amber. Huge frothy and effervescent off-white head. Fades quite slowly, leaving a nice neat little island of foam behind. Spiderweb lacework.
S: Oh yeah, wonderful hop aroma. Grapefruit/citrus and tropical fruits (pineapple especially) dominate. A little pine and a bit of floral character. Get a touch of garlic/onions in there too. Surprisingly hefty caramel malt backs it all up.
T: Grapefruit is here but the garlic/onion aspect is much stronger than in the aroma. Just a touch of tropical fruit. Has some decent caramel malt in the middle but not much behind all the hops. There is some pine mixing in with the garlic/onion in the finish. Long drying, oily garlicky lingering aftertaste.
M: Medium bodied, smooth, drying on the back end.
O: Certainly one of the better DIPAs out there. Great complexity of hop flavors and aromas. Little malt but oddly enough not a huge bitter bomb, the hop flavors really shine all on their own. Delicious.
Serving type: can
12-29-2012 06:18:06 | More by Dope
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