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Abrasive Ale - Surly Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,907
Reviews: 796
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 8.19%
Wants: 1,825
Gots: 263 | FT: 16
Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Was "16 Grit Ale," but now available in cans and renamed "Abrasive Ale".

Sure we're abrasive. We were abrasive long before we were Surly. If you visit the brewery you can still see remnants of industrial manufacturing factory Omar's parents ran for 35 years within those same 4 walls. Bandsaw blades, grinding wheels, and a sanding discs came long before ales and lagers. But let's be honest, this is a lot more fun. Pale in color, this over-hopped, under-brewed Double IPA has almost twice the amount of hops & malt crammed in the can.

(Beer added by: Buebie on 12-27-2008)
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bmwats

Louisiana

4.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 16 oz can into a tulip.

A: Orange golden hue. Pours about a 1 finger, bubbly, off-white head. Plenty of carbonation. Settles pretty slowly. Eventually leaves just a light blanket of bubbly carbonation on the surface. Some really nice spiderweb lacing.

S: Hoppy, piny, and some sweet citrus tones. Maybe some raisin and licorice in there too. Clove and oregano.

T: Raisin, pine, baked bread. Nice bittersweet kind of thing going on.

M: Puckering-ly pinyness introduces itself in the front and lingers throughout. Also, that slight sweetness starts, but is overcome a little by the pine. Very dry finish. Really carbonated.

D: Sip and enjoy.

Atmosphere is very good. Really nice deep golden hue, bubbly head, carbonation throughout and some decent lacing. Nose is very full combination of pine, sweet and spice. Flavor is an interesting balance of pine, sweet, and spice. Kinda' tastes like it smells. Overall, this is a great quaff.

Serving type: can

02-12-2011 04:11:45 | More by bmwats
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Abrasive Ale from Surly Brewing Company
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