Abrasive Ale - Surly Brewing Company
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4.5/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
A - A cloudy amber. Pours with a nice head that lingers for a little while.
S - Smell is very good citrus. Grape fruit and tangerine if I had to put a name to it. A little bit of of grassy / dank backing.
T - Smell follows the nose. Alot of the citrus smells come through in the taste. Not overwhelming hop bitterness, it's balance quite nicely with a sweetish malty backbone.
M - Silky tingling mouthfeel. Best I can recall in an IPA.
O - Very good IPA. A notch below my faves such as elder and Citra DIPA, but very good.
Cheers to Lightsaber for the trade.
Note: I had this beer just before a hopslam. The hopslam did not make me change my ratings on this beer.
Serving type: can
03-12-2014 03:04:53 | More by Wolberjs
4.44/5 rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
From the can… striking tawny-amber with great depth of color and subtle haze; billowing white foam, persistent. Beautiful subsequent lacing. Flawless. A DIPA can’t look any better really.
HOPS! Groves of citrus, grapefruit, tangerine reside in a pine forest. As assertive as the hops start it is impossible not to notice the sweet caramel malt base. This malt creates the allusion of a balanced beer, which not everybody wants in the style. I appreciate the depth the malt adds, just as I enjoy the candied fruit notes too. This is a terrific smelling DIPA!
HOPS! The same tangerine, grapefruit and citrus smack the taste buds. It’s a blunt attack, softened by a candied fruitiness only to exhale pine notes. The sweet maltiness proves the platform to springboard this great depth of hops. I really enjoy this beer every time I get the chance to try it.
A bit more than medium in body and modest carbonation create a solid mouthfeel.
A totally delicious and crushable DIPA! Yet another jewel in the Surly crown. It is a must purchase anytime in see it in a store or on-tap. I recommend you do the same.
Serving type: can
03-08-2014 15:20:45 | More by bditty187
Abrasive Ale from Surly Brewing Company
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