Abrasive Ale - Surly Brewing Company
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Reviews by JohnQVegas:
4.47/5 rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
16 oz can into mug, with a huge thanks to Greg (tpd975), bestower of only the most epic of extras. Thanks, Greg!
Pours a bright copper, just a bit of haze, with a nice, two-finger off-white head that settles into a nice, dense cap. Nice retention and epic lacing.
Nose is big and vibrant - juicy mix of pineapples and oranges, grapefruit and pine, with a heady dose of caramel and spicy alcohol.
Taste follows suit; huge mix of tropical fruit and grapefruit, just a bit green, coupled to a big spicy alcohol bite. Strong backbone of lightly bready, sweet caramel malt underneath. Lingering dry bitterness mixes with more alcohol and the last of the massive citrusy hops. Hugely prickly, spicy, delicious. Fantastic beer.
Mouthfeel is dry, prickly, a bit oily, with a nice bite. Full bodied all the way, with a light, beautifully done carbonation, almost creamy. Very nice.
Drinkability is top notch. Really, a delicious example of the style that is just bursting with hop flavor. Fantastic and addictive.
Serving type: can
07-18-2010 18:15:38 | More by JohnQVegas
More User Reviews:
4.45/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured a thick, hazy orange. Very attractive, with a long lingering head and good lacing qualities. A big nose of citrus, pineapple, grapefruit. The taste mirrors the nose with big fruit and pine, and little malt notes. Just how I like them. Great carbonation and a nice drinkable feel. Very we'll done.
Serving type: can
07-04-2014 13:12:56 | More by RobbDogg
Abrasive Ale from Surly Brewing Company
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