Abrasive Ale - Surly Brewing Company
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Reviews by GeezLynn:
4.55/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Nice appearance - bright orange-amber with a big white head.
Wonderful fruity hop smells - orange, pineapple, peach, and pink grapefruit. Like a tropical fruit smoothy. Tough to pick up any malt under all that fruityness.
Flavor is also dominated by hops - tangerine, pineapple, and grapefruit, although there is a toasty malt background. Alcohol is very well hidden - no indication this is over 7%. Finishes with a lengthy bitterness.
Creamy fullness, oily, carbonation is pretty smooth - a bit more prickly would bring out additional bitterness, but I think they hit what they were aiming for here.
A very smooth, fruity DIPA. Ranks up there with Two Hearted and Furious for me. Delicious.
Serving type: can
01-27-2011 05:26:14 | More by GeezLynn
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