Abrasive Ale - Surly Brewing Company
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Reviews by eclipse54:
4.28/5 rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A 16 ounce can from inlimbo77; thanks Bill! Canned on 12/29/2011 and reviewed live. Poured into a Deschutes tulip.
A vibrant copper body with some light brown hues. An off-white, slightly orange head rests atop and leaves a good amount of sticky lacing after the initial inch subsides.
The aroma is of wet, citrusy hops with a noticeable spice note. Grapefruit and orange comprise the citrus, but the nose really is all about the hops and their pine/nature aromatics.
The taste is also a great showcase of the beloved little cones, with their bittering and spicy characteristics right up front. The citrus pulls through in the middle, where again it’s mostly orange and grapefruit. Another appearance of the spice and pine resin on the finish. Some fresh grass on the aftertaste, which isn’t as off-putting as it sounds.
Mouthfeel is crisp, and almost sweet from the citrus; carbonation is spot on, but it finishes extremely dry. I find myself reaching for water just as often as another sip of the beer.
Overall, a delicious DIPA that is certainly worthy of attention. Seek this one out!
Serving type: can
02-03-2012 23:39:46 | More by eclipse54
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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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