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Abrasive Ale - Cherry Wood Aged - Surly Brewing Company

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Abrasive Ale - Cherry Wood Aged
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Reviews: 1
Hads: 2
Avg: 4.56
pDev: n/a
Wants: 13
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Surly Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States | website

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

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: mothman on 02-25-2011

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4.45/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On cask at BLB for their surly party

Served in a chalice.

Served with 1 finger of thick creamy head. Great retention and great lacing. Color is a hazed sunset mango orange.

Aroma: pretty much a creamier version of abrasive. The oak shows a little, but I would have never guessed it to be cherry oaked. Very hoppy. Pine, grass, and floral flavors. Grapefruit citrus as well.

Taste: A little more oak shows here. It has the creaminess of your typical cask beer which I like here. Again, very hoppy with floral and pine notes. The citrus also shows more here.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and bitter. Medium bodied with a lower to medium amount of carbonation. Ends a little sticky. Pretty clean.

Overall, a really awesome dipa. It was very fresh. I don't know if I like it better than abrasive (depending on the batch I guess), but I did like it a lot. The oak was subtle, but it shows nicely to complement the beer in a way that it doesn't overpower the hops.

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Abrasive Ale - Cherry Wood Aged from Surly Brewing Company
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