Abrasive Ale - Surly Brewing Company
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4.15/5 rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Canned 1/23, consumed 2/24
A - Poured into XL snifter. Body has a dark orange color, with 1 finger of off-write head. Head recedes leaving bubbles and lacing after about a minute.
S - Huge waves of citrus hops, crisp piney hops, with a bready malt background. I can't wait to have a sip!
T - Piney hops upfront, citrus hops in the background. Bitter aftertaste. This is as 'in your face' as an ipa can get.
M - Lighter carbonation, goes down smooth. Alcohol well-hidden
O - This is a huge bruiser of a beer. It's good, but I would love to have some extremely fresh. It still gets high marks - I think this the most intense IPA I've ever had.
Edit - has this on tap at Stub and Herbs yesterday, and it is so much more amazing when fresh. Unless the cans are <1 week old, they don't do this beer justice. HUGE citrus taste that explodes in the mouth - mango, pineapple, apricots, nectarines. Incredibly drinkable and delicious. Far superior to Hopslam (I would score it ~5)
Serving type: can
02-24-2012 21:39:57 | More by gregy55902
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