Abrasive Ale - Surly Brewing Company
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Reviews by UDbeernut:
4.38/5 rDev -3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
can on trade from samtallica. Nice and fresh, canned on 1.12.12
lovely tan hur into my snifter capped by a slight off white head wiuth good retention. nose is inviting with pine, grapfruit, and tropical fruit. Taste is good cutting bitterness followed by a blast of pine and citrus. The malt trys its best to keep up. Medium to full bodied. WOW!!! on my note pad.
I need to trade for a whole 6 pack of this.
Serving type: bottle
02-09-2012 21:00:48 | More by UDbeernut
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4.49/5 rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a can (1/29/2014) into a pint glass
A: Pours a nice golden color with one finger head that dissipates to a nice film on the top. Seeing lots of carbonation hanging around and very nice lacing.
S: Initially lots of fruity citrus and pine followed by the "cat piss" smell
T: Lots of resiny pine and some of the citrus flavor. Strong malt backbone finish.
M: Very full beer with lots of carbonation. Leaves a bit of a coating in the mouth after drinking.
O: Good stuff, will definitely be going back for some more!
Serving type: can
03-08-2014 01:06:04 | More by JayCheG
4.53/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Pours hazy burnt orange in color with a lot of little particles floating around and a good finger and a half off white head that has great retention.
Smell is awesome tons of bright citrus tropical fruit hops forward with a little bite of piney resin tossed in there too. Smells like a double moon man to me, really bright vibrant hop aromas. Nothing else is even worth mentioning,the hops are what it's all about here.
Taste is equally awesome. It follows the note. Tons of tropical fruit and citrus fruit hops forward. So much so that the bright crisp flavors last through the entirety of the sip swallow aftertaste and I'm even burping fruit. Piney resin is lighter but still present and bitterness is there but not overpowering, it really let the hops shine. Malt is grainy and semi sweet but again, it's all about the hops here.
Mouthfeel is incredible. I've never had an ipa like this before. There so much hop oils and resin that my tounge instantly goes numb on contact. But sticky mouth coating oils and resin let the hop flavors and aroma dominate the entirety of the beer. Moderate carbonation and a light body help soften the aggressive hops and it ends up being pretty well balanced.
Serving type: can
03-07-2014 00:56:50 | More by Fcolle2
Abrasive Ale from Surly Brewing Company
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