Abrasive Ale | Surly Brewing Company

Abrasive AleAbrasive Ale
BA SCORE
98.3%
Liked This Beer
4.51 w/ 4,559 ratings
Abrasive AleAbrasive Ale
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:
#95
Reviews:
946
Ratings:
4,559
Liked:
4,483
Avg:
4.51/5
pDev:
7.76%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2,160
Gots:
703
Trade:
29
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4.43/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.12/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of WoodBrew
3.95/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I'm sharing a can of this with my bro-in-law over the 4th Holiday. It poured a hazy orangish with no head and no lace. The scent had hints of sweetness and citrus spice. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink for a dipa. The mouthfeel was fuller in body with good carbonation. Overall it was a solid beer.

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5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.31/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.77/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.29/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.99/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rcvd in trade. Two cans. This was poured into a pint glass and a snifter. There was barely any difference between the two glasses. The appearance was a nice looking hazy orange to brown color with a decent one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. Once the head died down, the lacing wove around the glass in a nice speckled sort of fashion. The smell had a nice blend of sweet citrus to sweet sharp freshly cut pine and it came through in a strong aromatic way allowing a decent sweet maltiness to come out as it warmed. The taste took all of those previously mentioned flavors and added a nice sweet maltiness coating my taste buds. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was there. The normal harshness of an AIPA was there assaulting my tongue very good. Overall, what a great beer all around. Well worthy of having again.

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3.75/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.26/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4.27/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.15/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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4.24/5  rDev -6%
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4/5  rDev -11.3%
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4.6/5  rDev +2%
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4.31/5  rDev -4.4%
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4.35/5  rDev -3.5%
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4/5  rDev -11.3%
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3.64/5  rDev -19.3%
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4.19/5  rDev -7.1%
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4.24/5  rDev -6%
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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Abrasive Ale from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 98.3% out of 100 with 4,559 ratings
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