Abrasive Ale - Surly Brewing Company
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Reviews by tmcelvain:
4.83/5 rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Abrasive. How can something with a name like that be so, so, smooth?
This is possibly the perfect beer.
Not even my favorite style, but Abrasive has taken the DIPA and imparted a smooth, buttery, slightly floral, slightly citrus feast for your senses. Great balance, terrific mouthfeel, and dangerously drinkable. This has a crispness that comes from somewhere deep inside the water - not from a hop bitterness that other brewers rely on. It has a candy finish like the last lick of a stick of rock candy from your favorite amusement park. It has an almost chewy mouthfeel that is a combination of the higher ABV and a melting marhsmallow straight from the fire, that is just browned, not burned.
I am actually glad this is seasonal, because it might just be the end of me if I could find it year-round for a reasonable fee.
Serving type: can
02-14-2011 02:28:27 | More by tmcelvain
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Abrasive Ale from Surly Brewing Company
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