Abrasive Ale - Surly Brewing Company
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Reviews by betsona:
4.53/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Thanks to seeswo for this pint can, poured into an imperial pint glass. Canned on date of 1/24/11.
A- Hazy golden orange. Moderate pour produced a finger worth of white frothy head. Head dissipated into a fine lacing cover. Moderate amount of glass lacing.
S- I could smell the piney goodness as soon as I opened the can. Mango, pineapple and hints of grapefruit are also dominating the nose. It is a citrus bomb. If there is malt, it has entered witness protection with citrus as its body guards.
T- The citrus is still present in the taste but is toned down. Mainly ruby red grapefruit with lemon and mango. The malt acts like a spoonful of sugar to add the right amount of sweetness. Long and persistent bitter linger.
M- Medium body with correct amount of carbonation. Not exactly crisp, but almost. It is really sticky.
O- Another winner from Surly. The smell won be over at first sniff. The taste is there, just not as great as the smell, which would be near impossible. Not sure I would want more than one drink at a time. The abv is just high enough that two would make be good and tipsy and I wouldn't appreciate the second as much as I should.
Serving type: can
04-05-2011 20:44:42 | More by betsona
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4.45/5 rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured a thick, hazy orange. Very attractive, with a long lingering head and good lacing qualities. A big nose of citrus, pineapple, grapefruit. The taste mirrors the nose with big fruit and pine, and little malt notes. Just how I like them. Great carbonation and a nice drinkable feel. Very we'll done.
Serving type: can
07-04-2014 13:12:56 | More by RobbDogg
Abrasive Ale from Surly Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 2,905 ratings.