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Abrasive Ale - Surly Brewing Company

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Abrasive AleAbrasive Ale

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Ratings: 3,670
Reviews: 875
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 7.95%
Wants: 2,059
Gots: 468 | FT: 32
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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A: Pours a clear orange color forming a light yellow bubbled big head. Medium retention and lots of molasses lacings left in the glass

S: Strong caramel and caramel malts in the nose. Interesting "something else" here. Maybe honey or some spice. A bit of alcohol and tons of flowery and citruses hops

T: Slightly sweet caramel upfront. A bit fruity too. Which is followed by a dry and bitter hoppy taste. Hops are herbal and citrus too. A bit fruity. In overall, I would say, perfect!

M: Medium to heavy body. Molasses. Medium carbonation and a delicious bittersweet aftertaste

O: Excellent drinkability. Absolutely great IIPA. Perfect

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Abrasive Ale from Surly Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 3,670 ratings.