Abrasive Ale - Surly Brewing Company
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4.72/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
A: A beauty in a darkness tulip. ¾" of head tops off a medium copper colored body that has columns of bubbles running up the middle.
S: Sweet grapefruit, hops, tropical fruit, more hops.
T: Grapefruit and honey at the front, this beer is hopped through and through. It is as bitter as you would expect from a Surly DIPA, but it is not as abrasive as you would expect, ironically enough. This is a beer that is put together to showcase the hops without overwhelming the beer. I enjoy it very much, what many overzealous hopheads should have done with their DIPAs.
M: Slightly syrupy, interrupted by sharp carbonation. Again, what a DIPA should be.
D: A fantastic ale that does justice to the Surly name. The 4 packs are expensive, but I understand that this beer is expensive to make, and it sure shows.
Serving type: on-tap
04-20-2010 20:16:50 | More by TastyTaste
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Abrasive Ale from Surly Brewing Company
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