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Abrasive Ale - Surly Brewing Company

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Ratings: 3,090
Reviews: 804
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 8.19%
Wants: 1,922
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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4.44/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.4/5  rDev -2.7%

From notes on 4/1/14

Holy cloudiness. Looks like there is a lot of suspended yeast in the body. Excellent malty hop aroma. Pretty tasty. Very thick mouthfeel. Lots of hop flavors. Citrus lemony taste is strong. Some malt taste comes through, but I get more sweetness from the aroma than the taste.

kkleu357, Sep 16, 2014
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4.11/5  rDev -9.1%

Pours golden, hazy. Color is lighter than you would expect for a beer in this style range. Excellent, complex nose, notes of citrus, pine and floral. This is quite an exceptional beer, better balanced and significantly more enjoyable than furious. One of my favorites from Surly, always brings me back to when I first had this beer years ago.

SebastRain, Sep 14, 2014
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Abrasive Ale from Surly Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 3,090 ratings.