Abrasive Ale - Surly Brewing Company
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4.71/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Canned 1/8/13...arrived at my doorstep in CO on 1/16. How's that for fresh where no one can get it?
A - the beer pours a heady full-inch foam that disappears with settling down to a quarter-inch of frothy goodness; lacing all over this mug; consistent bubbling
S - my second beer in a week where when opened, I caught wind of the aromas from 2 feet away; honestly, I think the smell is where this beer really shines...it's pungent with grapefruit and sugars; powerful resinous hop overtones; bitter and beautiful
T - just like the nose, only pine and bready malts; grapefruit up-front; citrus; oranges; dank-ass resin hops; tasty as sin
M - light-to-medium bodied (heavy light? light medium?) with a sticky mouthfeel from the resin hop notes on the nose and tongue; balanced carbonation; has some of that hop bite
O - this is a damn fine DIPA that masks that 9% amazingly well; what more could you ask for in a pint of beer? The nose is sublime, the looks are fantastic and tantalizing, and the beer drinks with sugary-grapefruit smoothness and pine-hop oil...honestly, top shelf beer instantly.
Serving type: can
01-16-2013 23:04:01 | More by SkeeterBoganski
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Abrasive Ale from Surly Brewing Company
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