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Abrasive Ale - Surly Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,951
Reviews: 796
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 8.19%
Wants: 1,845
Gots: 265 | FT: 16
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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OleJohnnieAle

Minnesota

4.6/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 12/8/2011

A: A hazy copper with a finger of head that leaves heavy sheets of lacing and a nice collar all the way down.

S: From the second you open the can... AMAZING!!! Nice fruity hops, pineapple, mango grapefruit with a bit of the piney hops coing through at the end. Make this into an airfreshener and it will sell out! GREAT AROMA, now the taste....

T: Just as the aroma leads to...amazing! Starts just as the aroma does with a fruity hop taste. Nice sweet middle with an almost bready earth type pine hop and malt finish. Nothing over the top bitter but has a really nice bite.

M: Fairly dry beer with decent carbonation. Nice bitterness but nothing overpowering. For 9% doesn't have the booziness some do.

O: WOW. I need to run back and get a couple more of these!!! Very fresh and flavorful beer, aroma was AMAZING. Canned and consumed in less than a month... cant get much better than that! Surly you did it yet again!!! Glad to be a Minnesotan!

Serving type: can

12-23-2011 00:32:36 | More by OleJohnnieAle
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Abrasive Ale from Surly Brewing Company
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