Abrasive Ale - Surly Brewing Company
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4.93/5 rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Poured from 16 oz. can into pint glass.
Appearance: Rich, slightly cloudy, and deep amber orange. Decent sized two finger white head that slowly fades into a white patch. Decent lacing.
Smell: Huge burst of citrus hops. Grapefruit dominates with pine resin, pale malts and caramel malts in the background. Smells very full flavored and tropical. The strongest fruit esters I've smelled in a beer.
Taste: Strong grapefruit hop flavor followed by some pine resin and some caramel and toffee malts forming a solid background. Starts very bitter and ends fairly fruity and sweet from the malts. Tastes great.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Rich, chewy, and creamy with a drying finish. Alcohol heat is hidden by the massive feel of hops.
Overall: An incredible DIPA. Packed to the brim with citrus grapefruit flavor.
Serving type: can
04-10-2011 06:54:43 | More by MattyG85
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Abrasive Ale from Surly Brewing Company
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