Abrasive Ale - Surly Brewing Company
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4.53/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a pale amber with a whitish head that does last and leaves spidering. Loaded with floaties but ain't no thang.
Smelling this pour is like tearing open a grapefruit like a gorilla. About some of the best grapefruit smell since fresh Flower Power. Staying with this awhile it begins to morph into a bag-o-weed and as they say (cat piss). But then again, it's just part of this euphoric experience.
Taste is just as elating as the aroma. This has a strong malt backbone substantiating the dank hoppiness. Strong earthy pine and hop cone. Semi-sweet with less prominent fruit structure.
Creamy texture and hop numbing layering on the tongue. Staying power.
This is a tremendously tremendous ale---bar none! This is high powered octane to get drunk quick. The pricing on this will always be in question for me. Like Sculpin, which is fantastic in its own right, I was curious of the hype but can't see paying the higher cost associated and I have not bought any since then and tis a shame. A lot of fantastic ales competing out here, no doubt. ABV on Abrasive is substantiate to get you going well on any pre-flight for the night. Sad to say that @ apx 20$/4pk, I just can't pull the trigger in the future. My curiosity has been quenched as I had an extra 20 in my pocket yesterday. Really though, not to be missed in your lifetime if you love quality and a good buzz on. Tremendously tremendous!!!
Serving type: can
02-28-2014 22:44:42 | More by joeseppy
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Abrasive Ale from Surly Brewing Company
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