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Abrasive Ale - Surly Brewing Company

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Ratings: 3,088
Reviews: 804
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 8.19%
Wants: 1,921
Gots: 281 | 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)
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Draft in a tulip at Northbound in Minneapolis. (12/12/13)

Looks almost amber in color with a nice two finger head that lingers.

Smell is what I dream about! Citrus hops and tropical fruit. I wanted to just keep inhaling, but I had to know how it tasted.

Taste is grapefruit and tropical hops that finish with a classic IPA bitterness.

Feel is medium and crisp. The hop resins leave my mouth coated in delicious hoppiness.

Overall, a great DIPA. Definitely on my short list as one of the best I've had.

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Abrasive Ale from Surly Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 3,088 ratings.