Abrasive Ale - Surly Brewing Company
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4.45/5 rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Have I ever mentioned that pwoods is the greatest BA ever? Oh, I have? Well let me thank him again for sending this one unexpectedly. Love you buddy:)
Pours a warm shade of honey-caramel. The initial finger of toasted white foam fades only slightly and retains at a thick, frothy skim. Loads of lace swathes the sides of the glass. Beer is somewhat hazy, but the loads of carbonation bubbles seen within float continuously to the top.
Nose is full of the aroma of juicy and sweet pineapple. Slightly bitter citrus and crispy toasted malt come through just under the sweetness.
The sweetness from the nose carries over nicely into the beer with a strong predominant flavor of juicy pineapple. It can't, however, conceal that abrasiveness underlying the whole flavor of the beer. Super pithy-bitter citrus hops make it known that this is a DIPA. The malts are toasty while still having some of the sweetness of caramel. Feel gives away the hop-load as well, with an oily slickness that sneaks up in the finish, initially masked by the creamy, mouth-filling carbonation.
Super tasty beer with a lot of different dimensions. Would definitely satisfy any IPA lover while adding a new dimension to the taste experience.
Serving type: can
05-02-2010 15:59:25 | More by kels
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Abrasive Ale from Surly Brewing Company
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