Abrasive Ale - Surly Brewing Company
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Reviews by zhanson88:
4.65/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Big thanks go out to accordselux for sending this one as an extra in a trade! This is my first beer from Surly and I'm pumped.
Appearance: Abrasive pours a light golden color with copper highlights, with just over a finger of white head. Retention is pretty good, as is the lacing.
Smell: Grapefruit and citrus are present about evenly on the nose, with dank piney hops and some other tropical fruits. Very nice.
Taste: I've had a fair number of the more hyped IPAs/DIPAs at this point, and I've got to say this is my favorite so far. I get grapefruit, citrus, pineapple, mango, as well as those dank hops on the back end and finish. In terms of sheer complexity of hop flavors and citrus character, I'll take this beer.
Mouthfeel/Drinkability: This beer is in between light and medium bodied, with nice fine carbonation. It is very smooth going down. Probably not quite as good in this category as a couple other that I've tried, but still good. I wish I had access to this beer (and all Surly beers) all the time. I would be most satisfied, because this is a phenomenal beer.
Serving type: can
02-03-2011 04:08:45 | More by zhanson88
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