Abrasive Ale - Surly Brewing Company
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4.05/5 rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Abrasive has a slightly hazy orange body with a lot of active carbonation bubbles. The off-white head is about a finger and a half tall, and while the retention isn't stellar, the lacing looks pretty good.
The aroma is pretty good, a lot of pithy grapefruit and pine, with obvious bitterness behind it. Lots of malt evens things out, with a sugary sweetness to it.
Abrasive leads off with big, juicy citrus and a punch of grapefruit. Barely any pine comes through in the flavor, but there is a pretty good amount of bitterness. The finish has a good bit of malt to it, with a bunch of caramel sweetness and some sugary, cookie-like sweetness.
The bitterness attacks the tongue a little bit and gives an oily fan, while the carbonation is quite effervescent.
Abrasive is a solid IIPA, but I have to say I would prefer a furious any day. Still, Surly doesn't miss on beers very often, and this is certainly not a miss.
Serving type: can
02-15-2012 23:41:10 | More by Hojaminbag
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Abrasive Ale from Surly Brewing Company
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