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Abrasive Ale - Surly Brewing Company

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Abrasive AleAbrasive Ale

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Ratings: 3,668
Reviews: 875
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 7.95%
Wants: 2,059
Gots: 466 | 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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Pours a beautiful orangy color, with a relatively thin head. It's not super clear, but I wouldn't call it cloudy either.
The smell is of strong, dank hops. The fruity citrusy smell is there, but the skunkier side is present as well. Taste is exactly how it smells. Quite good! Mouthfeel is a tad sticky, but not too much. Overall, it's a world class DIPA. A very strong beer(though a bit inconsistent in my experience). However, at 19 bucks a 4 pack, it also makes me want to say Kudos to the Alchemist/NEB and others for providing very similar beers for a lot less money.

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Abrasive Ale from Surly Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 3,668 ratings.