Abrasive Ale - Surly Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Abrasive AleAbrasive Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
100
world-class

3,187 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 3,187
Reviews: 810
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 8.41%
Wants: 1,979
Gots: 291 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Was "16 Grit Ale," but now available in cans and renamed "Abrasive Ale".

Sure we're abrasive. We were abrasive long before we were Surly. If you visit the brewery you can still see remnants of industrial manufacturing factory Omar's parents ran for 35 years within those same 4 walls. Bandsaw blades, grinding wheels, and a sanding discs came long before ales and lagers. But let's be honest, this is a lot more fun. Pale in color, this over-hopped, under-brewed Double IPA has almost twice the amount of hops & malt crammed in the can.

(Beer added by: Buebie on 12-27-2008)
View: Beers (40) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 3,187 | Reviews: 810 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of cjn40277
5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of beaversfan12
5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Just as good, if not better than Pliny

Photo of DaftPatrick
5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

16 oz can poured into a Surly Darkness chalice

A: Pours a hazy orange that you would expect from a great DIPA. With a brilliant white head, that leaves slightly lacing.

Smell: Bursting with grapefruit, pine, hops and other strong citrus scents.

Taste: Simply amazing, exploding with citrus and pine all over the place. The perfect balance of bitterness and sweetness with this one. Though the sweetness is more of a bittersweet. The taste lingers, but when it dissipates you want to go back for another sip immediately. Hides the 9% as if its nothing at all.

Mouthfeel: Very full, especially for a DIPA. Rather resiny, but in the best sense of the word. Slight carbonation.

Overall: This beer is absolutely amazing, hands down my favorite DIPA. Given it's drinkability, it's price and 2-4 month availability, this may actually be my favorite beer of all time.

Photo of 77apm
5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of cincysig
5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of Guinnsslvr
5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of Skye1024
5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of SjConroy
5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of Prospero
5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of MicroBeerMan1980
5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of zdauber
5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of warmbier804
5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of D-town_brews420
5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of JL1
5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of HopAttack3
5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of mtpHokie
5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of JuniperJesus
5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of Coffee1
5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of VDODSON
5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of Shawner
5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of JonnyBeers
5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of InfernoBoss
5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of biniek13
5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of Scottywaz
5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of Chip_K
5/5  rDev +10.6%

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Abrasive Ale from Surly Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 3,187 ratings.