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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: 2,041
Gots: 419 | FT: 33
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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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Poured from the can into a glass, and it produced a finger, and a half of off white head. The beer color is a hazy, medium honey color.

The aroma is of a sweet citrus combo, (pineapple, grapefruit, predominantly), and a hint of pine.

The taste is WOW! Similar to smell...up front citrus sweetness, followed by a dry, pine bitterness. The bitterness is not overpowering...nicely balanced. Medium body, and carbonation. ABV is 9%, but not even noticeable.

Incredible beer.

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Slightly amber golden body with big foamy white head when poured into a glass. The nose jumps out with bold tropical fruits. Pineapple specifically. Some mango. The front end is very fruity while the back end is a dank, bitter finish. Very full flavored DIPA. Much better poured into the glass than from the can. A world class DIPA that has something for everyone from fruitiness to bitterness.

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A - Deep orange with a nice reddish hue on this one. Nice eggshell white head with decent retention. Fair lacing.

S - ... It really doesn't get much better than this. This is one of the most potent, dank, resinous, hop-forward beers I've ever smelled. Getting a fair amount of pine, big citrus and mild floral notes. Definitely some marijuana qualities as well.

T - Extends beautifully from the smell. Tropical citrus hits you up front with a sweetness which immediate turns into a dry piney bitterness at the end of the sip which lingers for what seems like forever. It begs you to take another sip. No alcohol taste whatsoever.

M - Oily resinous mouthfeel with a medium body. The malt definitely takes a backseat here, but isn't completely hidden to help balance out the absurd amount of hops.

O - One of the best I've ever had without a doubt; a hop-head's holy grail. Seek this one out, I know I will be in the future.

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