Abrasive Ale - Surly Brewing Company
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Reviews by crewfan16:
3.93/5 rDev -13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
poured from a can into a sam adams pint. im a huge fan of the furious, so i have high hopes for this brew. it was a tad expensive though at 16.99 a 4-pack of pint size cans.
a- pours a dark tangerine, almost honey color. over an inch of thick head with tight bubbles and just slightly off-white color. leaves some nice lacing. a pretty DIPA
s- grapefruit and other citrus, some definite pine resin and mango sweetness. just a tiny hint of caramel malt backbone
t- pine resin and citrus. maybe some lemon and just a hint of pepper. just a hint of malt sweetness and finishes hoppy bitter and resin. a hop bomb all the way
m- carbonation is right on for the style. finish is a bit dry and bitter, but expected for the style. drinkablity is great considering its 9% and there are a boatload of hops
overall, a very nice dipa. surly has yet to make a bad beer. unfortunately, this is a pretty limited seasonal release and quite expensive. a good beer, but at that price, i can find equal or better brews at a much better value
Serving type: can
12-14-2011 02:44:06 | More by crewfan16
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4.13/5 rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
This is a great, robust, acidy IPA. Others have said it reminds them of Heady Topper - I wish I hadn't read that before tasting, because I want to believe I would have discerned it myself. Regardless, a great double IPA.
My palate tends toward the sweeter - to me, the Platonic ideal of the double IPA is Hopslam. This is not Hopslam - it is nice, balanced, and refreshing, but it retains more bitterness at the finish.
Serving type: can
03-13-2014 00:35:54 | More by schris
Abrasive Ale from Surly Brewing Company
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