Abrasive Ale - Surly Brewing Company
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4.25/5 rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Many thanks go out to mothman for this one. This was a extra treat Ben...see you at Darkness Day!
A- Pours a orange amberish color. Massive 3 finger off-white head from a hard pour. This stuck around for a long time before dying all the way down. Nice sticky clingy lacing on the sides of the glass.
S- Tons and tons of citrus-y hops in the front with a big dash of grapefruit. The aroma is insane with these hops. Light pine hops behind this. Upon second sniff I can make out the caramel malt backbone which in turn balances this out a little bit. Very nice smelling to say the least.
T- Hop kick right off the bat but not how I thought it would be. More earthy style hops in the front of this (pine and almost a little floral as well). The bready malts come into play next and balance this out a lot. There is another kick of some bitter hops in the backend. The alcohol is faint for the style I thought flavor wise.
M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Crisp flavors through the entire beer with a little standout with the piney hops. Hops left on the palate and into the aftertaste with a sprinkle of caramel malts. Hop resin was left all over teeth, palate, and even on the lips.
D- This was another very drinkable beer from a company that I am growing to love more and more with each and every beer I try from them. Do yourself a favor and pick this up next time it is at the store. You will be glad you did.
Serving type: can
05-01-2010 03:28:46 | More by alleykatking
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