Abrasive Ale - Surly Brewing Company
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4.47/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
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Growler shared among friends while on a skiing trip in Vermont. Poured into a pint glass and appears as an orange amber brew with a haze (chill haze maybe?) This growler was from the release and after much travel still had a very lively head. Much lacing and stickage down the glass.
Smell is phenomenal. Ripe tropical fruit carrys throught the whole smell. Some citrus, but mostly big fat juicy fruit - very enticing. I can smell this beer all night.
Hop character hits fast and quick but is immediately pulled in check by a huge sweet malt bill. There is some earthy pineness in the taste IMHO takes a back seat to the malts. The malts make this brew wet, chewy, and very drinkable. IMHO I think less sweetness would have showcased the hops more. I think of this brew as a DFH90 amped on steriods! Unfortunately, my taste for a DIPA is more on the dry side (ala Pliny).
An extremely impressive offering by Surly and it needs to be bottled regulary!!
Serving type: growler
02-05-2009 18:05:04 | More by phattysbox
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