I've been on a double IPA kick recently, first Hopslam, then Pliny, then over the weekend I noticed Double Trouble was back in my neck of the woods. Had a chance to try Surly Abrasive last night and it had a rougher quality to it than the other three (maybe that's just its name resonating in my mind though).
Anyone else experienced this? I'm not sure it was pine or citrus or resin or any of those flavor descriptors. What it was most like, to me, is opening a vacuum sealed pack of pellet hops and really breathing deep from the package, both in the smell and the taste of the beer.
Really made it stand out from the others, in my opinion. Tasted quite a bit more bitter than the others too. Awesome beer. Gonna sample Coffee Bender tonight!