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Abrasive Ale - Surly Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,908
Reviews: 796
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 8.19%
Wants: 1,825
Gots: 264 | FT: 16
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".

Sure we're abrasive. We were abrasive long before we were Surly. If you visit the brewery you can still see remnants of industrial manufacturing factory Omar's parents ran for 35 years within those same 4 walls. Bandsaw blades, grinding wheels, and a sanding discs came long before ales and lagers. But let's be honest, this is a lot more fun. Pale in color, this over-hopped, under-brewed Double IPA has almost twice the amount of hops & malt crammed in the can.

(Beer added by: Buebie on 12-27-2008)
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4.18/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at old Chicago 12/30/12

Smell:nice citrusy and hoppy

Taste: incredibly hoppy with notes of citrus, bitter on the end. But it's delicious.

Overall: one of the best beers I've tried in awhile 9% w great taste. Surly does it again, always walked by this in the liquor store and now I regret it.

Serving type: on-tap

12-30-2012 23:21:45 | More by imthaschmidt
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Abrasive Ale from Surly Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 2,908 ratings.