Abrasive Ale - Surly Brewing Company
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Reviews by boralyl:
4.95/5 rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
A - It pours a small off-white head into a tulip glass. Very minimal lacing, and the head dies down quickly. The beer is clear with a beautiful medium golden-orange hue.
S - I could smell this beer from 3 feet away. It packs a huge punch of tropical fruit, and citrus with a mellow complementing caramel malt presence. It reminds me a bit of red fruit punch.
M - Medium in body, with moderate carbonation. Its pretty dry and has a slick feel from the hops oils.
T - The taste is full of tropical fruit. Citrus, orange, tangerine and a multitude of other trace amounts of fruitiness. It finishes with a grapefruit rind bitterness that lingers long after swallowing. The alcohol is non-existent in the taste, kudos to Surly on that.
A tropical fruit hop bomb with an unforgiving bitterness. This is as good as they come, when it comes to Imperial IPAs. I highly recommend getting your hands on this beer, although you may have to wait until next year's release at this point.
Serving type: can
04-26-2011 01:15:52 | More by boralyl
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
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