Abrasive Ale - Surly Brewing Company
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Reviews by bitterbeerguy:
4.72/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Opened this can after a long day at the office! Haven't had this in 2 years and decided it was time to enjoy again.
Abrasive pours a beautiful orange-yellow color with hints of red in the light. Not entirely clear with the slightest haze that seems to stand still in the brew, even after warming for 30 minutes! Bubbles at first for a nice copper head, and subsides to just a couple bubbles after a minute.
Aroma really grabs you right away. Huge bursts of caramel and toffee, blended with grapefruit. At first, the smell is much more hoppy, but then mellows into that traditional aroma profile of a DIPA quickly.
Taste is really just out of this world. First flavors are nutty and caramelly- almost like syrup. Then the burst of hops that follows is outstanding. Grapefruit and lemon are the highlights, but there is almost a faint maple syrup at the end. The flavor profile lingers, and lingers, and lingers...beautiful.
There's a reason this beer is so acclaimed.
Serving type: can
12-31-2011 01:23:05 | More by bitterbeerguy
More User Reviews:
4.45/5 rDev -1.8%
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 2,911 ratings.