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RATINGS: 714   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   IBU: 120   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Sure were abrasive. We were abrasive long before we were Surly. If you visit the brewery you can still see remnants of the industrial manufacturing factory Omars parents ran for 35 years within those same 4 walls. Bandsaw blades, grinding wheels, and sanding discs came long before ales and lagers. But lets 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. Seasonal between March and April.

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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
scottyshades (130) - Parkland, Florida, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Thanks again to Beerwolf77 and another homerun from Surly A: Pours an amber gold color with a huge dense fluffy head. Excellent retention. Nice looking beer right here S: Awesome nose consisting of mango, pineapple, fresh cut pine, resin, and a good dose of sugar. Seemingly balanced by caramel malts. Awesome T: More resin than the nose suggested - usually not too big on the resin notes, but this works. Tropical fruit, pine, and balanced with caramel malts. Definitely bitter, but less so than Furious. MF/O: Prickly carbonation kind of takes away from the feel and intensifies the bitterness, but balanced. Kind of a west coast Hopslam. I will definitely be seeking this out again

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheHOFF43 (2048) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - AUG 9, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2014 16oz can, poured into glass. My favorite beer. Great over-hopped flavor but smooth with excellent flavor. Nice coloring with a solid head and good tracing. Overall this beer is as good as Ive had (though I am still searching).

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Huhzubendah (3674) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Shared at my tasting on May 29, 2010. Thanks Matt! Surly Abrasive Ale appears clear with a pretty good sized head and decent lacing. There is a very strong pine aroma with hops and citrus coming in behind. The taste is more of what I found in the nose and quite enjoyable. The finish was interesting, in that much more of a malt presence emerged than the aroma would have indicated. Grapefruit and pine are also very notable throughout, and linger on the palate, creating a very pleasant aftertaste. All in all, Abrasive Ale is an excellent DIPA, and certainly one Id like to have again. And again...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
freeofthoughts (688) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - JUL 2, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2013 Can pours beautiful golden orange with off white head. Thick aroma of resinous pine and citrus. The taste is also thick with the same bitter orange and slight grapefruit punch and a piney earthy flair. The hops are by far the forefront and lingering but it doesn?t finish dry. The pine becomes murky into a slight medicinal finish, not a great after taste but still fair. The flavor lingers for quite a while and while it isn?t a very multi-dimensional beer it goes down easy and satisfies a hop indulgence. Kind of west coast like in the aggressive hop nature with a big golden amber malt body. A fine brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
xscottypx (104) - Missouri, USA - JUL 1, 2012
pours a bright clear copper with very faint cream head. decent retention, no lacing. tons of sweet grapefruit up front. light pineapple and floral notes. basically, like a double furious. but seriously sweet up front with big floral hops and big sweet citrus. light grapefruit, strong pineapple and tangerine. a pine bitterness emerges through. malt profile is fairly heavy. moderate carbonation, has a bit of bite. full body, almost chewy. decent double IPA, very enjoyable. at 9%, id rather have a furious. Reviewed on: 05-30-2010

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PotjeBier (2988) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2012
16 oz. can from De Bierkoning. Clear amber color. Rocky off white head with long retention & good lacing. Aromas: srtong resin, citrus (almost acidic), malty backbone. Flavor is bitter and medium sweet. Medium bodied. Long finish with strong resinous bitterness, almost herbal.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (5540) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 19, 2012
Extremement corrosif en arome, aiguilles de pins, oranges, mangues vers une amertume intense. Le corps est machable et collant.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
crajun (1216) - , Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2012
can via trade with emeinz; had this in fridge for awhile since ipas arent my thing; finally opened = WOW; gave perfect scores for appearance and palate. aroma is mixed - slightest citrus + piney hops; I also got caramel. perfect palate. Taste was more caramel and hops to me. I want another!! Thanks Eric!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
drabmuh (194) - Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2012
Poured from a can into a tulip glass. Thanks kbutler1 for the 4 pack, you are the man. Beer is amber and clear (nice) with a monster white / yellow head of medium and large bubbles that leaves a monster amount of lacing on the glass. Carbonation is criminally low though... Aroma is ridiculously hoppy. Lots of nice plne hops in there. Smells great. Lots of body in this one. Some malt in the for front. Not quite what I was expecting, Ill take another taste, sweetness up front and a strong bitterness in the back. Beer is pretty good. There isnt much happening in the front of the palate. Overall its a pretty good but not as good as I hoped. Serving type: can

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jcartamdg (3315) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Poured into my ccb pint glass. Golden with a red tint and a two finger head. Aroma is wow, citrus light pine and creamy malts. Simply amazing. The taste completely follows the nose just intensified. Really complex and smooth. Very drinkable, very refreshing. The best dipa Ive ever had!


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