Abrasive Ale - Surly Brewing Company
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4.45/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A: Hazy dirty orange in color. Forms a fairly large, rocky, and incredibly stable white head that leaves copious amounts of lacing on the way down.
S: Strong aroma of orange juice and orange blossom with hints of floral hops and just a touch of bubblegum.
T: Lots of orange and orange juice. There is a moderate sweetness that slowly fades to reveal a mild caramel malt backbone before the bitter starts to turn aggressively bitter, finishing with notes of pine resin and alcohol.
M: On the heavier side of medium with appropriate carbonation and an aggressive, but balanced, bitterness.
O: This is one of those beers I've had a half dozen times, but apparently have never reviewed. It really is just a great beer and is probably one of the best representations of the style. Wonderfully juicy with a strong bitterness, but still incredibly easy to drink.
Serving type: can
04-22-2012 01:54:47 | More by Florida9
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Abrasive Ale from Surly Brewing Company
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