Abrasive Ale - Surly Brewing Company
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4.8/5 rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Poured from a can into a pint glass with a one finger head...
A- Light amber color with a little lacing. What you would expect of a double IPA.
S- Tropical fruits, pineapple, grapefruit, lots of citrus aroma, a little pine. As strong as this beer is, the alcohol is not that up front, and relatively unnoticeable
T- Flavor explosion! Very fruity, again pineapple comes to mind. the piney and citrusy hops work extremely well together, and although the hops are the star in this beer, its hard not to notice the malty flavor underlying. I think its the hops to malt ratio that makes this Imperial IPA so special. It finishes with a nice fruity bitterness that keeps going.
M- Light carbonation, just the way I like an IPA. The way the carbonation hits your tongue almost adds another element to the flavor, sort of tangy.
D- Give me more NOW... I am a huge IPA fan and have had many, but until now I haven't tried a double IPA that is this drinkable. With an IBU of 120 you would think otherwise, but its something about that Hops to malt balance.
This is Definitely my favorite Double IPA.
Serving type: can
01-03-2011 01:55:55 | More by Flipadelphia84
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Abrasive Ale from Surly Brewing Company
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