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Abrasive Ale - Surly Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,936
Reviews: 796
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 8.19%
Wants: 1,839
Gots: 266 | FT: 15
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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inlimbo77

Delaware

4.8/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz can poured into a Victory Golden Monkey snifter. Canned on 3/21/11.

A: Pours a fairly clear orangey amber color. Off white almost tannish finger and a half head. Comes down fairly quickly but leaves some lacing.

S: It smells SO floral! Pineapple, overripe peach, other citrus fruits, etc. The nose is just amazingly sweet smelling! Really don't get much malts behind it.

T: Wow! This is an amazing beer! You definitely get those floral hops right on the tip of the tongue. It really changes in the middle of the mouth. It almost gets smooth with some malts in the middle. The close is the customary hop astringency and bitterness your expecting. I don't "taste" the booze, but on an empty stomach I feel it a little.

M: Medium bodies but leading to full. The flavors really coat the mouth.

O: Even with some age on this age, its a world class beer that definitely stands up to the likes of Pliny and Alpine stuff. Furious and this are stupendous brews!

Serving type: can

08-15-2011 00:39:37 | More by inlimbo77
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Abrasive Ale from Surly Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 2,936 ratings.