Abrasive Ale - Surly Brewing Company
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3.9/5 rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
16oz canned January 8, 2013, less than 2 weeks old...very nice! Served at around 45F.
Pours lightly hazy copper/amber with a two finger off-white head that leaves a ring of lacing and holds a light cap.
Aroma is pine, grassy, herbal hops, some grapefruit rind, a little dank & onion, a little musty, some bread and caramel malt. Good strength.
Flavor is big resinous hops, grapefruit rind, pine, some onion, big ass bitterness, some caramel malt, doesn’t do much against the, dare I say, abrasive nature of the bitterness here. Some alcohol, dry finish.
Mouthfeel is medium-plus bodied, oily, sticky, good carbonation.
Lives up to its name as far as the bitterness goes, and I like me a bitter bomb. A real treat to not only get to try this, but to get one that is very fresh. Big thanks to Mark!
Serving type: can
01-21-2013 00:52:25 | More by elgiacomo
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Abrasive Ale from Surly Brewing Company
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