Abrasive Ale - Surly Brewing Company
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4.7/5 rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Fairly clear deep gold pour with 2 fingers of ever-so-off-white head. Decent retention and thick lace sheets.
Nose is strong grapefruit with decent bread malt underneath. Not overpowering. Very pleasant, though, without getting too aggressive.
Nice mix of citrus, floral, and hop esters. Grapefruit leads off, but strong floral in the finish giving the beer a sweeter after effect. Really feel the hops on your breath. Fairly large amount of hop oil here, without getting the beer to syrupy. Barely notice the malt body underneath all those hops, but it also does not get in the way.
Lighter body than I expected, but works very well.
Delicious. Easily a top DIPA and one I would fight to get again.
Serving type: can
01-16-2013 02:30:27 | More by beer2day
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Abrasive Ale from Surly Brewing Company
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