Abrasive Ale - Surly Brewing Company
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Reviews by tjkinate:
4.08/5 rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Thanks to Humulus85 for hooking me up.
Good beer, but with so many other DIPA's out there this one just didn't seem to live up to its hype.
A: Single fingered head that displayed ok retention, settling to a thin film atop this deep orange, mostly transparent beer.
S: Tropical fruit notes, most detectable was passion fruit, bready malts, floral bitter hoppiness followed by oily pine. Smell reminded me of Alpine's Nelson.
T: More bitter than the scent lead me to think. Tropical fruit flavors and those bready malts follow the bitterness nicely. Sugary malts poke through and bring up the backend of the tasting.
M: Medium bodied, well carbonated, lingering bitter aftertaste.
O: I really enjoyed this beer, but I feel there are so many better examples of the style out there. If I lived in Minnesota and had easy access to this beer I know I would drink it again in the future, but since I don't I really can't see myself seeking this one out again.
Serving type: can
01-31-2012 22:30:47 | More by tjkinate
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4.45/5 rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured a thick, hazy orange. Very attractive, with a long lingering head and good lacing qualities. A big nose of citrus, pineapple, grapefruit. The taste mirrors the nose with big fruit and pine, and little malt notes. Just how I like them. Great carbonation and a nice drinkable feel. Very we'll done.
Serving type: can
07-04-2014 13:12:56 | More by RobbDogg
Abrasive Ale from Surly Brewing Company
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