Finhead (1590) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A hazy, orange-brown pour with white head. The aroma has a lot of pine, but also a hint of caramel. The medium body has a creamy texture with average carbonation. The taste is bitter on sides and back of the tongue, but on top it stays semi-sweet.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - APR 26, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can smell the very fragrant hops a mile away. todd is one of the premier hoppers in the nation. Pretty much your near perfect Imperial. Big resiny pine hopping,a rather large malt presence,almost has a sweetness to it, this is the balance everyone seems to scream for, if thats your style this is a 20 for you. For me ,but a little to malty to be among my favorites
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy Beerlando. Amber color, thin soapy white head. Strong grassy hop aroma, very earthy, defined malt aroma also. Strong hop taste, murky bitterness, very lasting aftertaste. Brash and earthy.
DocJitsu (1587) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a crystal clear pure golden color with an antique white head. The head is quite stubborn, contributing to the aesthetics of the beer. It has primarily a grapefruit nose with some pine breaking through. The bouquet is vibrant and it doesnít fade as the head dissipates. It has a big, thick, full mouthfeel with the perfect amount of carbonation to accentuate the entire experience. The usual pine and grapefruit flavors, but with an extraordinary balance. Iíve begun to notice that with these IPAs, the key component is balance. Nose, mouthfeel, flavor, finish--this one has it. It all works well together like a well-oiled machine.
DietPepsican (1585) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - APR 19, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Huge thanks to skinnyguy for sending this my way. Amber pour with a nice sized off white head. Aroma is grass, grapefruit, diacetyl, and caramel. Flavor is up front caramel malt, butter, grapefruit rind, toffee, and grass. Bitter finish, good carbonation. Tasted old less than a week after release...not my thing.
jzzbassman (1577) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2011
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fresh can courtesy of Tyloanderso: LOVE this one. Pours amber with a nice tight cream colored head. Probably one of the best smelling beers Iíve ever come across, I just couldnít stop smelling it. Even called my wife over just to sniff it. Resinous pine and grapefruit with a bit of sweet pineapple. Nicely bitter with a warm malt presence that is far from abrasive. Outstanding beer.
Vestergaard (1577) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Mikkeller bar Aarhus. Pours a clear orange with a small White head. Aroma is super tropical, piny, light sweetness, tons of mango, pineapple and some grass. Taste has great balance with High bitterness, hop juicy, sweet fruity notes. Super tasty! High carb, oily body.
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Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can shared by someone at a tasting @ CCB.
Dull amber pour, sticky white head. Massive hop aroma - dank, tropical fruit, resin, and pine. Wow! Flavor is more tropical fruit and pine with a nice malt backbone.
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 7, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I had Furious yesterday, and the most succinct review I can give of Abrasive is that it's Surly "plus," better in every way. More malty backbone flavor; more hoppy; higher ABV. However, still amazingly balanced. This is an incredibly good DIPA, better than Pliny the Elder and HopSlam by a tick or two, although my can was not as fresh as the Pliny and 'Slam I've had. If you have access to this, buy it and drink ASAP!
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berntholer (1557) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
dense ivorywhite head leaves structured lacing. orange colour. aroma is citrus, passionfruit, grapefruit, sulphury, caramel. taste like aroma, sweet caramel, malty with a long bitter resinous finish. medium carbonation and body, quite dense mouthfeel. can 50cl / bd jan-2015