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Abrasive Ale - Surly Brewing Company

Abrasive AleAbrasive Ale

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Ratings: 2692
Reviews: 785
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 8.17%


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".

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

California

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
100 out of 100 based on 2,692 ratings.