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Abrasive Ale - Surly Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,953
Reviews: 796
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 8.19%
Wants: 1,845
Gots: 265 | FT: 16
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".

Sure we're abrasive. We were abrasive long before we were Surly. If you visit the brewery you can still see remnants of industrial manufacturing factory Omar's parents ran for 35 years within those same 4 walls. Bandsaw blades, grinding wheels, and a sanding discs came long before ales and lagers. But let's be honest, this is a lot more fun. Pale in color, this over-hopped, under-brewed Double IPA has almost twice the amount of hops & malt crammed in the can.

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

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4.22/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big Thanks to arvjunk for this
reviewed from notes taken on dec 2010
poured into tulip

Color: Almost orange, Some gold highlights come through when held to the light. A nice 2 finger white head form and it leaves behind some solid lacing.

Nose: Big fruit! Melon,peach,apricot,and mellow pineapple. Also you get the big hop profile of this beer.... quite piney, but also some sweetness rises from this brew.

Palate: Sticky and a bit boozy! The hops explode on the tongue, but then are washed away by the the gentle sweetness of this brew. The fruit also shines here as the melon and peach textures take over one the hoppy body is washed away. The carbonation is solid and the abv is masked well enough to make this DIPA quite drinkable.

Finish: Long and a bit bitter. Probably the weakest portion of the beer for me. Not as complex as I would like it to be, but still a very solid DIPA.

Rating: 93 out 100

Serving type: can

10-04-2011 09:00:20 | More by schmoopsbeer
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Abrasive Ale from Surly Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 2,953 ratings.