Abrasive Ale - Surly Brewing Company
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4.18/5 rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Can dated 1/04/11, so pretty old, but I wanted to try it anyways. Served in an IPA glass.
This beer seemed to survive much better than a comparable bottled DIPA. I'll raise a can to that.
A - dark reddish orange with a perfect 1.5 finger off white head. Very bubbly and foamy.
S - Tons of citrus fruit, specifically orange and grapefruit. If I had to guess I would say this was dry hopped with Simcoe.
T - Almost like a sweet orange juice up front and finishes decidedly bitter and piny. Bitter flavors linger for some time. I can see how this is abrasive to some, but very good to me. Since this was an older can, I can certainly pick up some diacetyl flavors. The 9% ABV is very well masked.
M - Thick and creamy with moderate carbonation. Finishes a bit harsh, but is mostly smooth all the way through.
O - A great DIPA. I'm going to try to find a fresh can for a new review.
Serving type: can
04-29-2011 02:24:21 | More by dmsohyea
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Abrasive Ale from Surly Brewing Company
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