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Abrasive Ale - Surly Brewing Company

Abrasive AleAbrasive Ale

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Ratings: 2684
Reviews: 785
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 8.17%


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".

(Beer added by: Buebie on 12-27-2008)
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Teleweizen2

New Jersey

4.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Surly abrasive

A - pours a fairly cloudy marigold color into a big bulb wine glass. Looks like a hazy round sun on a clear day. Around a fingers worth of pearly white foam on top which quickly dissipates.

S - the nose is thick, sticky, piny and dank. Resinous. Sort of like the sap stuck on pine needles or pollen on flowers. And lots of tropical fruit. Delicate notes of pineapple, mango, passion fruit and meyer lemon.

T - at first blush there is a honey malt character. Which almost immediately gets dominated by notes of snappy bitter citrus and resin. Notes of pine. Tropical fruit adds to the sweet honey malt flavors. The finish is sweet with hints of fruit and pine.

M - interesting texture. The beer seems crisp because of the intense hop character but its actually on the creamy side. Medium bodied with high tight bubbled carbonation.

O - an excellent ale. Just one of the finest dipas i have ever had the pleasure of trying.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 01:36:10 | More by Teleweizen2
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Abrasive Ale from Surly Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 2,684 ratings.