Abrasive Ale | Surly Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
surlybrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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%

Added by Buebie on 12-27-2008

BEER STATS
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#107
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Ratings:
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pDev:
7.78%
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On tap at the Happy Gnome. An easy drinking DIPA.

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Can poured into a Mountain Rambler Brewing CO pint glass

A: Pours slightly hazy golden amber with a frothy off white head that settles to a firm layer and leaves some thick spots of lacing.

S: Monster hop aroma, mix of citrus, tropical fruit, pine, and some spicy herbal notes, backed with bready malt and caramel sweetness.

T: Nice balance of fruitiness and bitterness. Opens tropical, passion fruit, a hint of mango and melon, citrus, tangerine and grapefruit, resinous pine, floral and spicy herbal notes, bready malt, and caramel sweetness. A touch of alcohol can come through as it warms.

M: Medium to full body, moderate carbonation, just a touch of warmth.

O: My can was a gift from a buddy when he went back to visit his frigid homeland. Pretty stoked he snagged it for me and it's drinking mighty fine, despite approaching the 3 month mark. I can only imagine what it was like fresher, but you can tell they packed this to the brim with hops given how well it's held up.

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Abrasive Ale from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 4,634 ratings