Abrasive Ale - Surly Brewing Company
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4.58/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
a huge thanks to mikesgroove for sharing this growler with me!!! Didn't even know this existed until he told me about it.
A - hazy golden reddish color with a nice off white head
S - heavenly sweet sticky orange citric tones and tones of caramel and tropical fruits.
T - similar to the nose - beautifully blended sticky citric hops and caramel, tropical fruits and sweet malts in a harmonious blend of flavors.
M - full bodied, cream carbonation, citric and oily hops a flavor cacaphony without being overly bitter or brakish, ending with a nice resinous malty note.
D - after a long (can I bold that?) day of travel and work this quaffed dangerously easy! Smooth, savory, satisfying and smooth. Yes sir, I'd like another.
Classified here as a double IPA. I'd have no problem calling it an american barleywine. Heck, I'd have no problem if they bottled this and I grabbed a stash for me! Well worth trying if you get a chance.
Serving type: growler
01-09-2009 03:12:00 | More by barleywinebrewer
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Abrasive Ale from Surly Brewing Company
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