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Abrasive Ale - Surly Brewing Company

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3,185 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,185
Reviews: 809
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 8.41%
Wants: 1,974
Gots: 288 | 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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Poured from a 16 oz can into a tulip. Canned 1/17/13. Acquired in a trade from stafford2, thanks man!!

A- Pours a orange unfiltered body with a gushy thick white head that reduces slowly to some chunky foam. Leaves uneven lacing. Awesome

S- the second opened this beer, a pungent tropical , grapefruit-pineapple, tangerine, piney aroma filled the air. Absolutely inviting!!

T- An intricate balance of juicy tropical notes and bitter, piney, resinous notes that go together quite well. Not cloyingly hoppy as the name suggests, quite balanced. Raw.

M- light and easy to drink, not a malt bomb. Medium- low carbonation.

World class balance and flavor, up there with the big boys. Definitely the best surly I've had so far and a must try for hop heads.

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Abrasive Ale from Surly Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 3,185 ratings.