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Abrasive Ale - Surly Brewing Company

Abrasive AleAbrasive Ale

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Ratings: 2684
Reviews: 785
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 8.17%


Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Was "16 Grit Ale," but now available in cans and renamed "Abrasive Ale".

(Beer added by: Buebie on 12-27-2008)
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rboinski

California

4.54/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can pored into a La Fin Du Monde Tulip

Appearance: A light copper color in appearance with a strong off-white head (for this ABV). Retains well.

Smell: Piney, resinous hops upfront with a touch of citrus, especially grapefruit. The resin notes dominate at this point, but I remember my first can having more citrus notes, so it is probably the age taking some away.

Taste: The taste is a nice pine bomb up front which is well balanced by the malt. This is not syrupy or sweet like some DIPAs, it is a hop showcase. A little grapefruit on the finish but at this point, as with the smell, it is mostly piney/resinous.

Mouthfeel: Superb. The head on this is really spectacular. Microbubble awesome foamy head that is one of the most stand out parts of this DIPA. I love this!

Overall: Awesome DIPA. I was not a fan of other Surly offerings, but this one really earns it's reputation. I am looking forward to getting more of it next year!

Serving type: can

05-08-2013 02:09:19 | More by rboinski
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Abrasive Ale from Surly Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 2,684 ratings.