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Abrasive Ale - Surly Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,937
Reviews: 796
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 8.19%
Wants: 1,839
Gots: 266 | 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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4.58/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the can into a glass, and it produced a finger, and a half of off white head. The beer color is a hazy, medium honey color.

The aroma is of a sweet citrus combo, (pineapple, grapefruit, predominantly), and a hint of pine.

The taste is WOW! Similar to smell...up front citrus sweetness, followed by a dry, pine bitterness. The bitterness is not overpowering...nicely balanced. Medium body, and carbonation. ABV is 9%, but not even noticeable.

Incredible beer.

Serving type: can

11-23-2013 03:04:05 | More by TCMike
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Abrasive Ale from Surly Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 2,937 ratings.