Abrasive Ale | Surly Brewing Company

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

Style: American 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

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#158
Reviews:
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Ratings:
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pDev:
7.78%
 
 
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4.63/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.27/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.36/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

As many (most?) have noted, the pine is this thing’s piece de resistance. I think that in my hazy craze I’d forgotten how great a good old-fashioned double IPA could be. Ridiculously tasty.

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4.49/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy medium Amber.
Prominent tropical aroma.
Taste is amazing bitter grapefruit hoppiness. Malty sweetness is present but definitely in the background.
Mouth feel is slick and a bit sticky.
Carbonation is low.
Alcohol is present but well masked
Top notch IPA!

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4.39/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 16 ounce can into a snifter.

Look- Deep gold, hazy, no visible sediment, below average head retention, average lacing.
Smell- Very fragrant, citrus, herbal, slightly dank.
Taste- Citrus, herbal, slightly dank.
Feel- Medium body, slightly below average carbonation, prickly finish.

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4.38/5  rDev -2.7%
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4.06/5  rDev -9.8%
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4.35/5  rDev -3.3%
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4.49/5  rDev -0.2%
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4/5  rDev -11.1%
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3.75/5  rDev -16.7%
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4.08/5  rDev -9.3%
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4.04/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Abrasive Ale from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 4,658 ratings