Abrasive Ale - Surly Brewing Company
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4.5/5 rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours very awesome deep copper almost ruby. Light tan almost off-white head that fades quickly but leaves a nice lacing.
Amazing aroma! Orange zest, pineapple, mango. Sweet and spicy. Notes of caramel and honey in the background, but it is all about the hops.
Loads of sticky hops in the flavor. Much more pine and grapefruit in the flavor. A little less tropical. Sticky resiny bitter finish. Honey and caramel notes still in the background, but nicely balanced for what it is.
As it warms the pine and spice does come out more in the aroma, and malt has a larger presence in the flavor. Some notes of toast and oats.
Slick and smooth but with plenty of carbonation. Sticky hop resin coats the mouth and stays there.
Overall an awesome IPA. I'm loving the citra/warrior combo. Though the malt bill is relatively complex in the recipe, it is sort of hidden beneath loads and loads of hops...not a bad thing though.
Serving type: can
12-11-2011 21:38:24 | More by sjccmd
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Abrasive Ale from Surly Brewing Company
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