Abrasive Ale - Surly Brewing Company
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4.63/5 rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
16oz can - dated 1/8/13
At two weeks old I am excited to finally let Abrasive hop-whip me as it was meant to.
A - Pours a golden/orange hue with just hint of a haziness. A half-finger pillow of head holds on for a few minutes. Decent lacing. Looks awesome.
S - Wow. This is fantastic. Pointed grapefruit is what I'm getting foremost. Some resinous, sticky pine is right behind. A honey sweetness rounds it out. Near perfect for me.
T - Definitely one to enjoy slowly. Take more than a sip and you'll be assaulted by a bit too much bitterness. Solution, don't gulp. I actually enjoyed the season's first hopslam last week--the taste I'm getting out of this brew is much closer to what I had imagined I would get out the slam. The hops and sweetness are complex but almost perfectly balanced. I do not get any of the 9% abv, and the aftertaste is a blend both of piney hops and sweetness. Outstanding.
M - Perfectly stickythick. Medium-full body and perfect carbonation.
O - I really enjoyed this beer. I think this will be my go to first-quarter DIPA fix in the future.
Serving type: can
01-24-2013 01:09:09 | More by dlello2
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