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Abrasive Ale - Surly Brewing Company

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Abrasive AleAbrasive Ale

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Ratings: 3,440
Reviews: 850
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 2,042
Gots: 419 | FT: 33
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:
Beer added by: Buebie on 12-27-2008

Hazy gold in color, this Oatmeal Double IPA has aggressive aromas of candied grapefruit/tangerine and tropical fruit. Malted oats greatly enhance the body and the high level of bitterness is balanced by this sweetness. Citra hops are used for aroma & flavor additions and for dry-hopping, while Warrior hops are used primarily for bitterness.

OG 19.5 Plato
Color 5 SRM
Hops: Citra, Warrior
Yeast: English Ale
Malt: 2-row, Golden Naked Oats
ABV: 9%
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Photo of Benesi88
4.54/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of E_wood
4.66/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of krome
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mervmurry
4.52/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jgunther71
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Illinasia
4.81/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had from a very fresh keg. Fuller bodied than most of others of the style. A great winter DIPA.

Photo of julielynndubee
4.54/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 31Sam13
3.87/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jrsaffert
4.81/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Fahmie25
4.46/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HOMEPL8
4.35/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IPAGeorge
4.71/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a can into a tulip

A. Golden orange color, 50% opaque with a foamy white 2 finger head. Spotty lacing.

S. Big grapefruit and citrus notes. I can smell it a fit and a half away from me and that is good. Some candied orange peel.

T. Wow this is good. Backing up the nose I get done nice citrus up front followed by doing nice but not overbearing bitterness. Grassy aftertaste.

M. Medium bodied with a nice blend of carbonation. Finishes with a slight dryness.

O. An outstanding IIPA. Some nice citrus and a balanced amount of bitterness to offset it nicely. Very good body and carbonation for a IIPA. They did a good job with this beer.

Photo of mbmiche
4.25/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DMXLOX22
4.46/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PhillyBrewPhan
5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best smelling beer I've ever had. Super smooth and great tasting. A personal favorite. Wish it was more readily available.

Photo of Willyd81
4.69/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tclipse
4.92/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I now have a new favorite DIPA. This one is definitely a destroyer of palates, but the flavors are phenomenal.

Photo of SteveTheBrit
4.25/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChicagolandBeerGuy
4.97/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Tafyob41
3.76/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GOBLIN
4.24/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GOINBaCKWARDS
5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Hop heaven! Surly does it again.

Photo of DeadWalkerAir
4.68/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ALC82
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Stinger80OH
4.45/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Abrasive Ale from Surly Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 3,440 ratings.