Abrasive Ale - Surly Brewing Company
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4.47/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A great DIPA...obtained in a trade with Woodchopper. Poured into a pint glass from a 16 oz can. Good looking beer. Hazy orange/light copper color. Big off white head that fades to a covering of the glass. Extensive light lacing on the glass.
Smell is top shelf. Strong citrus hops grapefruit and tangerine. Taste is more of the same. Strong grapefruit and tangarine flavors. The bitterness is good but not a real head shrinker. I couldnt detect the malt flavors but there is enough malt here to balance out the bitterness.
Mouthfeel is rich and crisp. No alcohol burn. As I got to the end, I thought I detected some Summit hops (which is not a good thing for a small percentage of the beer drinking population) but this was very faint.
Overall this is a great DIPA. I would look forward to this as much as Blind Pig, Maharajah or other top notch DIPA.
Serving type: can
11-23-2011 00:34:45 | More by JayQue
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Abrasive Ale from Surly Brewing Company
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