Abrasive Ale - Surly Brewing Company
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4.85/5 rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Tasting from a can on 1/14/12. Canned 12/14/11, poured into a Dogfish Head signature glass.
A: Appearance is cloudy copper with a tanish head. Light levels of lacing throughout the tasting.
S: Where do i start? Smells like pine, grapefruit, big on hop aroma. Overall, smells intense like a big DIPA should. Reminds me of Maharaja.
T: Grapefruit, pine, citra (?) hops, and tangerine. Get a little bit of the alcohol on the finish but just enough to know it's there.
MF: Medium mouthfeel with lower levels of carbonation (maybe felt that way due to the high ABV?) and a drier finish. Smooth.
O: This is one of my favorite Surly brews and DIPA's in general, i'm very fortunate to be able to find this locally. I cant help but compare it to Avery Maharaja which i think is fairly similar in style and complexity. I remember taking down a couple of growlers of this stuff with friends when it was called 16 Grit. Have loved it ever since. I'm glad i only have 11 more in my cellar to finish up. =)
Serving type: can
01-14-2012 21:32:05 | More by motorhed
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