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Abrasive Ale - Surly Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,943
Reviews: 796
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 8.19%
Wants: 1,840
Gots: 264 | FT: 15
Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Was "16 Grit Ale," but now available in cans and renamed "Abrasive Ale".

Sure we're abrasive. We were abrasive long before we were Surly. If you visit the brewery you can still see remnants of industrial manufacturing factory Omar's parents ran for 35 years within those same 4 walls. Bandsaw blades, grinding wheels, and a sanding discs came long before ales and lagers. But let's be honest, this is a lot more fun. Pale in color, this over-hopped, under-brewed Double IPA has almost twice the amount of hops & malt crammed in the can.

(Beer added by: Buebie on 12-27-2008)
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JayQue

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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
100 out of 100 based on 2,943 ratings.