Abrasive Ale | Surly Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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
Ranking:
#103
Reviews:
951
Ratings:
4,621
pDev:
7.78%
Bros Score:
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4.35/5  rDev -3.3%
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4.32/5  rDev -4%
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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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4.39/5  rDev -2.4%
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Barely hazy golden beer with a sticky head. The aroma is yeasty, malty, fruity and piney. The taste is sweet, grassy, citrusy and super bitter. Nice medium mouthfeel with great carbonation. Glad to have finally tried this and a welcome break from the many NEIPAs I’ve been drinking.

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Lots of pine in this awesome DIPA. It pours dark amber with a red-like hue. The aroma and flavor profile are dominated by pine and grassy notes. The malt base is awesome and balances the intense bitterness very nicely. Full bodied. 

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Abrasive Ale from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 4,621 ratings