Abrasive Ale - Surly Brewing Company
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4.88/5 rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Poured from can into pint glass. Honey colored beer, murky and slightly opaque. Great two finger head, killer lacing. The froth sticks to the glass.
Smell is hop, grassy, very similar to furious, a little bit of malty balance in the background.
From the first gulp to the last, Abrasive is a hop whoop ass. Man. Pine and grapefruit come along in the background, but it's a hop showcase first and foremost. Never gets bitter or astringent. I am not sure how you improve on this.
Ditto for the mouthfeel. Carbonation is perfect, slickness and weight of the beer is perfect. This is 9% ABV??? Really??? Well hidden. I suppose this could be improved on....if drinking it transported you to a place where you were surrounded by naked Katy Perry lookalikes.
The lack of naked Katy Perry lookalikes notwithstanding, this might be the best beer I've ever had. Painfully spendy, but I'm willing to sell my children for more.
Serving type: can
01-24-2012 13:13:19 | More by lurpy1
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Abrasive Ale from Surly Brewing Company
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