Abrasive Ale - Surly Brewing Company
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 2,947 | Reviews: 796 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by jamie2dope:
3.88/5 rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Many thanks to kbutler1 for sending a four pack of this my way. One thing I can say for certain is that the last time I had this (when it was called 16 Grit) is that is got me ever some drunk. Anyway, it comes out a clear orange color, without much of a head. Hops can be detected immediately upon pouring, giving off an herbal and fruity sort of hop flavor. I get notes of pineapple, grapefruit, mint leaf, and sticky resin. Very similar in flavor, with the sweetness and bitterness battling it out throughout the experience. In the end the bitter character has the edge. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and syrupy at times in light of the sweetness. Drinkability is great, but like I said before about my first experience with this brew, be careful, as it will knock you on your ass easily. Overall a pretty damned good DIPA. I am glad they decided to can this, as opposed to discontinuing it all together. Cheers
Serving type: can
05-19-2010 00:09:45 | More by jamie2dope
More User Reviews:
Abrasive Ale from Surly Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 2,947 ratings.